Kobe University School of Medicine Faculty of Health Sciences
Education Philosophy, Education Goal
The basic philosophy of the Faculty of Health Sciences is to provide excellent education and to contribute to the progress of science and to the health and well-being of humans through medical care, health care and welfare.
Based on this mission, the Faculty of Health Sciences places emphasis on the following five points through education by high-level specialists and instructors in many fields.
- Cooperation among specialists: Cooperative health and medical-care teams to facilitate effective use of specialties as professionals.
- Research mindset: Scientific, logical thinking based on a creative, inquisitive and research-oriented mind.
- Personality: Growth into health professionals who base their values on mutual respect.
- International health: Knowledge of international differences in health, with a critical approach that can contribute to solving these differences.
- Disaster health care: Knowledge of the influence of disasters on health, with a critical approach that can contribute to solving problems in this area.
Outline of the Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Kobe University
Health sciences are a practical area of study that has the goal of contributing to the well-being of humans and improving social welfare through education and research in physical and mental health, diseases, and disabilities. There has been marked progress in medicine and related sciences, and new technologies are being developed across all fields of medical care. In addition, the population of Japan is aging, and this requires a review of the systems of medicine, healthcare and welfare. The Faculty of Health Sciences at Kobe University offers the majors of Nursing Sciences , Medical Technology , Physical Therapy , and Occupational Therapy , and is committed, in response to such social demands, to producing excellent graduates who can support current healthcare and medical care through education and research in health retention and enhancement; prevention of diseases and disabilities; patient care; analysis of the cause of disease; pathological analysis , inspection and diagnostic technologies; and recovery of and replacement or compensation for mental and physical functions.
It is evident that medical professionals should have a wide range of knowledge and techniques in medicine, medical care and healthcare, but they are also required to have good personalities and strong ethics. Taking advantage of the multidisciplinary environment at Kobe University, we also place great emphasis on liberal arts education. Medical professionals such as nurses, healthcare workers, midwives, clinical laboratory technologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists are equal partners to physicians in carrying out their professional duties in the medical and healthcare team, and play a central role in local healthcare and home-based medical care.
In the 21st century, healthcare science will become increasingly important and its coverage will grow rapidly. Kobe University established the Graduate School of Health Sciences to develop educators, researchers and advanced medical care professionals who can create and implement new science in healthcare. Through education in the undergraduate faculty and the graduate school, advanced medical care specialists with high-level knowledge and techniques and researchers with a comprehensive, international perspective will be developed through an integrated program.