Message from the Chair of the Faculty of Health Sciences

Message from the Chair of the Faculty of Health Sciences

NAKATSUKA, Mikiya

NAKATSUKA, Mikiya
Chair of the Faculty of Health Sciences

The 21st century has brought remarkable developments in medicine and healthcare. There is especially fast progress in very advanced medical treatments, such as regenerative and transplant medicine. On the other hand, Japan’s low birthrate and aging population are changing its disease patterns. This is boosting the importance of health sciences. The world needs health sciences for disease treatment and care, and that also contribute to achieving integrated medicine that combines health maintenance, disease prevention and control, improved quality of life, etc.

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Okayama University Medical School provides practice-based education for team medical care. This tackles issues as a single team working across the boundaries of its three departments: Department of Nursing, Department of Radiological Technology, and Department of Medical Technology. The faculty aims to nurture healthcare leaders equipped with a high degree of clinical competence. To achieve this, our students also receive clinical training at Okayama University Hospital, to acquire the latest practical skills.

Our education extends beyond our medical faculties on Shikata Campus (Medical School, Dental School, and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences). We are a non-specialist university with 11 faculties. We use these faculties to help nurture a rich sense of humanity and original creativity, by having students participating in various lectures and club activities, and help develop graduates who have an international perspective.