Characteristics of the School of Human Health Science

Educational goal

  • We strive to foster medical specialists with advanced knowledge and skills who can take an innovative role in education, research, and other activities in health science.
  • We strive to foster specialists with an original mind, inventiveness, and ability to act effectively.
  • We strive to foster specialist, who can study diseases scientifically, and detect their causes academically.
  • We strive to foster specialists with a good education, high standard of ethics, ability to establish a collaborative relationship with other people, and an excellent leadership.
  • We strive to foster specialists with an active will to contribute to the society and ability to perform such an act effectively.
  • We strive to foster specialists who can cope with the complicated globalization with international perspectives.

Characteristics of the curriculum

Health science education

Good health refers not merely to a medical condition without diseases, but also to a physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually good condition. At the School of Human Health Science, we take up “conducting science on health” as our core educational theme and form the basis of “health science” from the freshman years through “Introduction to Human Health Science”. We foster specialists who can practice “health science” in the fields of health service, health care, and welfare by providing studies on health promotion over 4 years.

Multidisciplinary team care education

The application of multidisciplinary team care should not be limited to highly advanced medical care, such as transplantation and regenerative medicine, or rehabilitation, but also to much wider fields, and there is a high demand for medical specialists, who can actively participate in multidisciplinary team care with an effective leadership. At the School of Human Health Science, we teach shared principles and methodologies required for patient-centered care in order to foster medical specialists, who can provide highly advanced medical care based on such knowledge and work effectively in the globalized environment.

Cross-departmental education

At the School of Human Health Science, we actively provide “cross-departmental education” whereby students of multiple departments take the same subjects. Through discussions from different viewpoints on health- and healthcare-related issues and the expected roles of the medical staff, we aim to foster medical specialists, who can understand the viewpoints of other professions.

Logo of the School of Human Health Science

hs_01_02_02_emblemThis original logo has been used since the time of the College of Medical Technology, Kyoto University (July 1981).
The tulip tree figure symbolizes beauty (love and service), its thick trunk symbolizes powerfulness (healthy mind and body), and its short-coat-like leaves symbolize activeness.
The two tulip leaves shown as yin and yang also implies the importance of harmony and cooperation.
(This logo was designed by the late Prof. Yoshizo Sakaguchi.)

History

September 1899
Established the Nurse Training Department of Kyoto Imperial University Hospital
February 1902
Established the Midwife Training Department of Kyoto Imperial University Hospital
April 1922
Established the Nursing and Midwifery Training School of Kyoto Imperial University Hospital
March 1950
Renamed the school to the Nursing School, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University
September 1952
Established the Midwifery Department, Nursing School, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University
April 1954
Renamed the school to the Midwifery School, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University
April 1959
Established the School of Medical Technologist, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University
April 1972
Established the School of Clinical Technologist, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University
April 1975
Established the Departments of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Medical Technology, Kyoto University
April 1976
Established the Department of Sanitary Engineering, College of Medical Technology, Kyoto University
April 1982
Established the Departments of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, College of Medical Technology, Kyoto University
October 2003
Established the School of Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, with 4 departments
April 2004
Entrance of the students of the 1st-class at the School of Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University
March 2007
Closed the College of Medical Technology, Kyoto University
April 2007
Established the School of Human Health Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University (master’s course)
April 2008
Renamed the school to the School of Human Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University