Subject categories and details

Subject categories

The subjects provided at the School of Human Health Science are comprised of common subjects, basic specialized subjects, and specialized subjects. The common subjects are designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills required in wide fields as well as to foster rich humanity by providing an opportunity for the students to experience highly academic cultures. The basic specialized subjects are designed to provide the basic specialized knowledge required for all students of the School of Human Health Science as health care providers. The specialized subjects are designed to provide the knowledge and skills for the fields covered by each department.

How to apply for courses in the semester system

In the semester system, each year is divided into two semesters. The registration to take each subject and grade evaluation are carried out in accordance with the semester system. The School of Human Health Science basically adopts the semester system, but the dates of practical classes and clinical practices may not match the dates of the semesters generally applied at Kyoto University.

Common subjects

The common subjects fall into five categories: humanities/social science, natural/applied science, foreign language classes, social adjustment, and advanced subjects. The subjects and credits required for graduating the School of Human Health Science are specified according to these categories. For details, see the “Common subject course guide” and “Common subject syllabus”. Depending on the department, some common subjects are specified as compulsory. Make sure to read the relevant guides thoroughly.

Basic specialized subjects

The basic specialized subjects are comprised of “basic specialized subjects” and “basic clinical subjects”. They are considered to form the core curriculum in the fields of medicine and medical care and universally required for students aspiring to become medical specialists. They are designed to provide the basic concept and knowledge in the specialized fields covered by all or multiple departments in the School of Human Health Science. All students of the School of Human Health Science are required to take the basic specialized subjects, along with common subjects, from the 1st to 4th semesters.
The basic specialized subjects are comprised of “Human Anatomy”, “Human Physiology”, “Health Science”, “Basic Specialized Studies I”, “Basic Specialized Studies II”, and “Basic Specialized Studies III”. The basic clinical subjects are comprised of “Introduction to Internal Clinical Medicine”, “Introduction to Surgical Clinical Medicine”, and “Specialized Clinical Medicine”. The common subjects include some compulsory subjects, namely “Clinical Communication” (compulsory at the Departments of Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy) and “Introduction to Rehabilitation” (compulsory at the Departments of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy). The credits for these subjects are counted as those for basic specialized subjects, not common subjects. Make sure to count them correctly. For details about each subject, see the syllabus.