Faculty of Health Sciences
Japan’s healthcare system has reached a major turning point. Issues that need to be promptly addressed are piling up, including a reexamination of social security, an imbalance in supply and demand, growing inequality, and the need to ensure the quality of healthcare personnel as expertise increases and technology advances. In order to provide quality healthcare under those circumstances, each healthcare professional must have a mix of scientific thinking and clinical competency as well as the practical ability to flexibly deal with any problem. However, the most important attribute is a grounding as a human being. This means always respecting others, spending time with them, and learning from them in order to bring comfort to both patients and people with disabilities and their families and caregivers. We are looking for people with the fervent willingness and passion to actively provide the healthcare of the future.
Department of Nursing Sciences
We foster personnel who can act as leaders and specialists. These personnel will lead by playing a central role in healthcare and welfare teams. They will also have the capability to act as specialists by acquiring specialized skills, decision-making abilities, and an awareness of ethics as well as by providing services to meet societal needs and expectations in hospitals and in the community. Our graduates aim to work in hospitals as nurses, serving on the front lines of medical care, or to work as public health nurses. If selected, graduates can take the national certification exam for public health nurses. Graduates who wish to take the national certification exam for midwives can continue their studies in that area. Moreover, graduates who wish to become educators, researchers, or advanced clinicians (registered nurses and nurse specialists) can continue on to graduate school or enter the program to become a registered nurse.
Department of Physical Therapy
Physical therapy requires efforts by personnel in a wide range of areas, including medicine, community care, prevention and health promotion, and sports. To that end, we naturally seek to foster personnel with specialized knowledge and skills in physical therapy. We also seek to foster specialists with extensive specialized knowledge in healthcare and welfare who can collaborate with personnel in related areas. In addition, we also wish to educate specialists who can contribute to the local community and the international community.
We also develop personnel who can continue to improve their expertise after being accredited as physical therapists in order to help advance knowledge and skills in physical therapy.
Department of Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy is an approach that helps people lead a more meaningful life, regardless of their age or whether or not they have a disability. Occupations refer to life activities such as routine activities, activities for leading a normal life, including household chores, productive activities such as jobs, leisure activities such as hobbies, and community activities. In specific terms, occupational therapy motivates clients, it modifies life activities and the surroundings in which they take place, it works with the local community, and it helps clients to perform the activities they wish to engage in. What society needs occupational therapy to do is to facilitate the everyday lives of clients, via evidence-based methods, and to encourage their participation in the community. Thus, the Department of Occupational Therapy fosters personnel with the following skills:
- Personnel with communication skills who can form appropriate relationships and collaborate with clients, their families, and other professionals
- Personnel who have keen insight into people as living beings and who can contribute to society as occupational therapists, in addition to having the basic knowledge of medical personnel
- Personnel who can develop global knowledge and skills and who can act internationally
- Personnel with management skills and leadership who can tackle social issues
- Personnel who can actively participate in efforts to help advance occupational therapy and who can actively engage in research from a scientific perspective
Department of Radiological Sciences
We teach radiological technology, starting with medicine, physics and engineering. Thus, we foster personnel with accurate medical knowledge of the human body, specialized knowledge and skills in science and engineering, and practical skills. These personnel can contribute to team medical care by working with physicians and other medical professionals in medical settings. We also emphasize an education in information technology (IT) to deal with varied advances in radiology, and we foster radiological technologists who are able to process information adeptly.
After graduation, about 90% of our graduates find work as radiological technologists at medical facilities (Master’s or Doctor's degree students are also the same). Our graduates often find work in universities or national hospitals which conduct research and which provide care that is driving leading-edge medical care, or in private hospitals which provide highly advanced medical care.
About 50% of our undergraduate students continue on to TMU’s Graduate School or to graduate schools of other universities, where they further help to advance medical care. A small number of our students find work at companies such as medical device manufacturers, where they are involved in device development and technological innovation.