Contents and Characteristics
The Graduate School of Health Management master's program curriculum consists of Introductory SubjectsModule, Analysis Methodsology Module Subjects, Major Field SubjectsSpecialized Module, Internship SubjectsRelated Module, and Independent Research all focusing on interdisciplinary study, mutual feedback between research and practical work, and an empirical approach. The doctoral program then takes the achievements yielded from the master's program and sets a new focus on research and thesis guidance for each student's individual research plans.
As such, we accept prospective doctoral students who possess the necessary qualities to produce a doctoral thesis within a certain period of time, as well as students who might need to supplement their knowledge by taking master's program subjects (under the direction of the research advisor) in order to increase their educational research performance.
Research and thesis guidance comes through Advanced Studies and Joint Seminars, which are offered in all three Courses for registered credits to allow for students to gain cross-curricular instruction from multiple faculty members. Through research and thesis guidance, research advisors offer suitable guidance to meet the needs of the student's research performance, and grasp an appropriate perception of research progress.
Advanced Studies assist students to form and deepen a concrete idea of research structure and framework. By reviewing previous research papers and practical examples, students will get a hold of the latest trends and research concepts, while confirming the methodology and analytical techniques of the basic theories and empirical research associated with each Course . Each Course offers Advanced Studies 1 in the spring semester, and Advanced Studies 2 in the fall semester of the first year as required subjects running one period per week (for two credits each).
Depending on the Course, Advanced Studies may be presented by the full-time faculty members from that Course, or offered as collaborative lectures presented together with part-time lecturers and lecturers from other faculties.
Joint Seminars focus on research reports and discussions from registered students, who give updates on the progress and concepts of their own research, as well as researchers and professionals from both within and outside Keio. With all members taking part in discussions, students can receive suggestions on the implementation of their research, and necessary guidance and counsel on the creation of their thesis from their research advisor and other faculty members in charge. Also, by contributing to discussions on research reports by other researchers, professionals, other students, and faculty members, each student can get a greater understanding of, and insight into, the related fields.