Message from the Dean of the Graduate School of Health Sciences

Message from the Dean of the Graduate School of Health Sciences

HIROHATA, Satoshi

HIROHATA, Satoshi
Dean of the Graduate School of Health Sciences

Since the first news report on the expansion of COVID-19 in China, we have experienced that our daily lives have changed drastically. Now we need to adapt the “New Normal” in this era.

Okayama University is promoting the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), aiming to train medical personnel to develop the ability to respond to and solve various problems. We will develop leading human resources to become "intellectual professionals" who can flexibly respond to changes and respond to the needs of society.

At the Graduate School of Health Sciences, Okayama University, we offer various master's programs and train professionals with advanced abilities to support medical care and health. We have launched a midwifery master’s course for the acquisition of national qualifications for midwives, a cancer radiation science master’s course (commonly known as a medical physicist course), and training of genomic medicine scientists. Please see the page of each field for the types of research can be conducted in each field. The Graduate School also has a mission of being a place for recurrent education for people who are active in society. Therefore, we have established a system that makes it easy to take courses while continuing to work as members of society.

In this “new normal” era, we strive to instill the following developmental attributes in our students: "Independence" to decide what to do, motivation to "grow" to achieve one's goals, and "purpose" to contribute to the community and society. It is important to proceed with learning and research with these three developmental attributes in mind. I hope that everyone who studies at the Graduate School of Health Sciences at Okayama University will play an active role not only in Japan, but also on the international stage as a leader in advanced medical care.