Journalism on Health and Welfare Issues

Master's Program

Progress in medical technology and recent, drastic population structure changes have attracted the public’s awareness of the need for policy and talented manpower to increase the quality of health care and welfare.

Conversely, most of our care and care delivery systems are still fragmented, lacking continuity, which decreases quality of care and increases emergence of useless costs. We are also facing a severe shortage in the care workforce.

There has also been demand for development of a new medical welfare scheme based on self-determination and the dignity of the users. The process by which potential schemes are investigated?(1) make a working hypothesis, (2) discover a certain law, (3) prove, inspect, and analyze it?is common to both journalism and other fields. The distinguishing aspect of journalism is its effort to use the results to create a persuasive expression and image, approaching people psychologically and thereby changing society.

In this field, we aim to master this methodology and to foster leadership ability. Unlike other fields, we consider a work and an article to be twin efforts

Doctoral Program