Principles and Goals (School of Human Health Science, Faculty of Medicine)

Along with the advance and specialization of medical science and care, there is a growing expectation for the health science, which is a study to prevent diseases, maintain and promote good health, and support a high-quality life of living with diseases and disabilities. At the School of Human Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, we have four departments, namely the Departments of Nursing, Medical Technology, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy, to educate and foster medical staff with wide perspectives, advanced knowledge and skills, and rich humanity.
As the society is becoming more and more complicated, there is a demand to establish health science as a new academic area. To meet such social demands, we strive to produce specialists with inquiring mind, deep insight into people, high standard of ethics, who can effectively work on a global scale.