Admissions Policy, Curriculum Policy, Diploma Policy

Admissions Policy

IUHW has set the following three Fundamental Principles: University focused on well-balanced individuals with a solid sense of humanity; University strongly connected and fully open to the community; and University directed toward the attainment of global standards. IUHW has also designated the following seven Educational Principles: personality development, expertise, interdisciplinary study, information science and technology, global perspective, free inspiration, and innovative university administration. We focus on realizing these principles and providing an education that will build a “society for mutual respect and support,” in which everyone, regardless of physical and mental situation, respects and assists each other.

IUHW Graduate School, in keeping with the fundamental and educational principles mentioned above, strives to educate leading specialists with international perspective in the field of health, medicine, and welfare. The following two Graduate School objectives have also been set by the School Education Act: Develop profound understanding and exceptional capacity in order to handle professions requiring advanced expertise; and Teach and conduct research on academic theories and applications and master their profundity.

In recent years, the climate of the Japan’s health and welfare field has experienced drastic changes both in content and in system, and it has become essential that we foster specialists and researchers who can positively lead these changes.

With the above in mind, the objective of education at IUHW Graduate School is to train advanced professional specialists with a global perspective who will play leading roles in their respective fields in the near future, regardless of age and occupation.

We look for the following qualities in applicants:

  1. Understanding of IUHW’s Fundamental Principles and Educational Principles, and strong aspiration to contribute to realizing “a society for mutual respect and support” in the individual’s professional field.
  2. A clear vision of what to accomplish in Graduate School.
  3. Ability to work independently in a specific field and/or as educator/researcher.
  4. Fulfillment of specific requirements (if field requires).

Admissions Policy for the Graduate School of Health and Welfare Sciences
With the above qualities in mind, we welcome students with international perspectives in the field of health and welfare, and strive to foster professionals with the ability to respond to diversifying needs regardless of age and occupation.

Admissions Policy for the Graduate School of Pharmacy

We welcome students aiming to gain the skill to respond to today’s needs in close connection to clinical practices in the field of pharmacy. Students should aspire to become highly advanced professionals with the knowledge and ability suitable for university instructors and researchers, with ambition to finish a six-year university education. In addition, those already working as clinical pharmacists who hope to receive higher education as working graduate students are applicable for the course (restrictions apply to those who have graduated with a 4-year college education in pharmacy).

Admissions Policy for the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

We welcome students who are eager to acquire skills and become professional pharmacists in response to today’s needs, in close connection with clinical practices. Applicants should be well informed of the goals of the graduate school and its educational curriculum. We accept students who hope to receive higher education as working graduate students, and those who have completed a 4-year college education in pharmacy.

Curriculum Policy

IUHW has set the following three Fundamental Principles: University focused on well-balanced individuals with a solid sense of humanity; University strongly connected to and fully open to the community; and University directed toward attainment of global standards. IUHW has also designated the following seven Educational Principles: personality development, expertise, interdisciplinary study, information science and technology, global perspective, free inspiration, and innovative university administration. We focus on realizing these principles and providing an education that will build a “society for mutual respect and support,” in which everyone, regardless of physical and mental situation, respects and assists each other.

IUHW Graduate School, in keeping with the fundamental and educational principles mentioned above, strives to educate leading specialists with international perspectives in the field of health, medicine, and welfare. The following two Graduate School objectives have also been set by School Education Act: Develop profound understanding and exceptional capacity in order to handle professions requiring advanced expertise; and Teach and conduct research on academic theories and applications and master their profundity.

In recent years, the climate of the Japan’s health and welfare field has experienced drastic changes in both content and system, and it has become essential that we foster specialists and researchers who can positively lead these changes.

With the above in mind, the objective of education at IUHW Graduate School is to train advanced professional specialists with a global perspective who will play leading roles in their respective fields in the near future, regardless of age and occupation.

Education at IUHW Graduate School is based on the following policies:

Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School of Health and Welfare Sciences

  1. Understand IUHW’s Fundamental and Educational Principles, and aspire to contribute to realizing “a society for mutual respect and support” in one’s professional field.
  2. Have a clear vision of what to accomplish in Graduate School.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work independently in a specific field and/or as educator/researcher.
  4. Fulfill specific requirements (if field requires).

Curriculum Policy of the Graduate School of Pharmacy

  1. The objective of the Graduate School of Pharmacy: Medical/Biopharmaceutical Sciences is to foster pharmacists who can play important roles in the healthcare field with thorough knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics.
  2. The school aims to foster pharmacists who will confront cancer, infectious disease, and psycho-neurological disease with professional skill and knowledge. Furthermore, we foster specialists equipped with the research ability necessary to deepen their knowledge in their fields of study (for example cancer pharmacists, cancer instruction pharmacists, pharmaceutical palliative care and science specialists, Board Certified Infection Control Pharmacy Specialists, and others).
  3. To raise ethical and problem-solving skills and to foster knowledge and research skills in each student’s field, emphasis is placed on research guidance and a curriculum with a high level of practical education.

Curriculum Policy for the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  1. The objective of the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Biopharmaceutical Sciences is to acquire knowledge of pharmacology and genome molecular biology, synthetic drugs and pharmacologically active substances, analysis of nostrums, health and hygiene, knowledge of latest medicine, and so forth. High-quality pharmaceutical education and research on pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacokinetics, and other fields of life science are conducted. Professionals involved in developing nostrums and personnel involved in fields such as pharmaceuticals and environmental administration will be trained and educated.
  2. The Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Medical Science Research places emphasis on clinical oncology, palliative medicine, and clinical pharmacokinetics in the field of cancer pharmacotherapy. After finishing graduate school, students can go on to obtain certifications as Cancer Oncology Pharmacists or Cancer Pharmacists.
  3. The school’s clinical pharmacy training aims to improve practical problem-solving skills, to develop thorough knowledge on the roles played by pharmacists in hospitals, to foster pharmacists with practical skills with broad knowledge of patient-focused team care medicine, and to help students obtain pharmacy skills at health insurance pharmacies and become pharmacists able to contribute to regional medicine.

Diploma Policy

IUHW has set the following three Fundamental Principles: University focused on well-balanced individuals with a solid sense of humanity; University strongly connected to and fully open to the community; and University directed toward attainment of global standards. IUHW has also designated the following seven Educational Principles: personality development, expertise, interdisciplinary study, information science and technology, global perspective, free inspiration, and innovative university administration. We focus on realizing these principles and providing an education that will build a “society for mutual respect and support,” in which everyone, regardless of physical and mental situation, respects and assists each other.

IUHW Graduate School, in keeping with the fundamental and educational principles mentioned above, strives to educate leading specialists with international perspective in the field of health, medicine, and welfare. The following two graduate school objectives have also been set by School Education Act: Develop profound understanding and exceptional capacity in order to handle professions requiring advanced expertise; and Teach and conduct research on academic theories and applications and master their profundity.

With the above in mind, the objective of education at IUHW Graduate School is to train advanced professional specialists with a global perspective; and at the same time, to consider cases in which we foster research scientists depending on the requests and ability of students. Upon conferral of degrees, the school will check whether the goals specified above have been fulfilled.

The following are required contents of the educational program of IUHW Graduate School.

Diploma Policy of the School of Health and Welfare Sciences

  1. Student understands IUHW’s Fundamental Principles and Educational Policies, and has strong aspiration to realize “a society for mutual respect and support” in his/her professional field.
  2. Student has a clear vision of what he/she wishes to accomplish in Graduate School.
  3. Student is capable of working independently in a specific field and/or as educator/researcher.
  4. Student has fulfilled other specific requirements (if field requires).

We also consider the following matters common to all different fields.

  1. The graduate school’s mission is to provide appropriate instruction to students pursuing a degree. It is important to consider how to realize this mission, including factors such as target graduation rate (degree completion), based on each program’s specific situation.
  2. It is the responsibility of the graduate school to ensure the basic academic capacity of admitted students. For this purpose, we must verify operational guidelines of entrance examination qualification, and consider policies assuring admitted students’ academic performance, and the outcomes of these policies, based on the circumstances of each program.
  3. To award doctoral degrees, we will require submission of articles to peer-reviewed academic journals, or consider equivalent criteria.
  4. Upon examination of degrees for advanced-level professional specialist education, we will make our assessment based on the accumulated practical experiences or produced materials utilized for practical career activity, in addition to the academic paper (a part of it) required of research scientists.

Diploma Policy of the Graduate School of Pharmacy

  1. Students will be awarded a doctoral degree after completing more than three years of supervised research concurrent with enrollment, taking coursework and research course arranged based on the educational philosophy and objectives set by the Graduate School of Pharmacy; earning more than 32 course lecture units; submitting a doctoral thesis based on unique investigation; and passing a designated examination.
  2. For conferral of degrees, the recipient is required to demonstrate advanced professional expertise and skill in the fields of medical pharmacology and life pharmacology, and to be well versed in pharmacotherapeutics, with the potential to play an active role in a broad range of the medical fields.
  3. Degree recipients must additionally demonstrate ability as highly specialized pharmacists(board certified oncology pharmacists, board certified senior oncology pharmacists, board certified pharmacists in palliative pharmacy, board certified infection control pharmacy specialists) or researchers, with advanced knowledge and skill as well as research capability in the fields of drug treatment of cancer, infectious diseases, and mental disorders, and capacity for supervision and education of other students.

Diploma Policy of the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  1. In the field of life pharmacology, students will be awarded a master’s degrees after completing more than two years of supervised research concurrent with enrollment; earning more than 30 units in coursework (including trainings) arranged based on the educational policy of the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences; submitting a master’s thesis; and passing a designated examination.
  2. In the medical pharmacy area of cancer therapeutics, students will be awarded a master’s degree after completing more than two years of supervised research concurrent with enrollment; earning more than 30 units in coursework (including trainings) arranged based on the educational policy of the cancer therapeutics area; submitting a master’s thesis; and passing a designated examination.
  3. In the medical pharmacy area of clinical pharmacy, students will be awarded a master’s degree after completing more than two years of supervised research concurrent with enrollment; earning more than 30 units in coursework (including trainings) arranged based on the educational policy of the clinical pharmacy area; submitting a master’s thesis; and passing a designated examination.
  4. In the pharmaceutical sciences program, students will be awarded a master’s degrees after acquiring investigative capability and research ability in the fields of basic pharmacy, life pharmacy, pharmacology, genome molecular biology, or drug discovery; or research capability and practical ability in the fields of clinical pharmacy or medical pharmacy.