Basic framework

Common foundation subjects - Introductory Module
- Analytic Methodology Module
Core education and research subjects for each Course - Specialized Module
Subjects related to internships - Internship Related Module
Supervised research - Research Focused Module

Curriculum content

  1. Introductory Module
    The Graduate School of Health Management is an interdisciplinary institution that accepts students from a wide variety of backgrounds and specialties. The "Introductory Module" is offered during the Spring Term of the first year to give students the opportunity to master minimum required knowledge and basic skills in domains where they are lacking and prepare for more effective coursework during the remainder of the program.
  2. Analytic Methodology Module
    In the past, people have relied on experience to make decisions, but rational decision-making requires a more empirical approach.
    It is necessary to achieve both business and clinical rationality, and organizations must therefore be administered and systems designed on the basis of an analysis of clinical testing data collected in coordination with clinical services. We offer the "Analytic Methodology Module" for all three Courses, with an emphasis on basic approaches and theoretical foundations. These classes are offered primarily during the Fall Term of the first year so that the knowledge and skills gained can be used in subsequent research in the student's area of expertise.
    The Introductory Module and Analytic Methodology Module are foundation subjects for the School, but they also provide organic links among the education and research in individual Courses. They are both a system to clearly identify the features of the major and a pathway to a potential doctor course later on.
  3. Specialized Module
    1. Course for Nursing
      The goal of the Course for Nursing is to train practitioners, researchers and educators who have professional expertise in various areas of nursing science. It is organized into three primary domains that cover and bring new perspectives to these areas.
      • "Life stage care"
        Maternal nursing, pediatric nursing, geriatric nursing
      • "Clinical care"
        Basic nursing, cancer nursing, chronic clinical nursing, psychiatric nursing
      • "Community care"
        Community nursing, home and family nursing
      The Specialized Module in each field systematically explores object theory, methodology and practice according to the nature of the care provided. There are also common, basic subjects.

      The Certified Nurse Specialist Program provides the advanced practical skills required by Certified Nurse Specialists (CNS), with a focus on three fields: cancer nursing, psychiatric nursing, and geriatric nursing.
    2. Course for Health Care Management
      As an interdisciplinary domain, the curriculum for this Course consists primarily of subjects on health administration and healthcare services research. It also offers subjects in areas adjacent to the other two Courses.
      Upon completion of the Course, students will have an understanding of the basic structure of healthcare and universal management techniques, and will be able to appropriately integrate and use this knowledge in health management.
      For students with medical backgrounds, it is important to deductively develop systematic, theoretical frameworks and concepts for the experiences and knowledge they have gained in clinical settings; for students with non-medical backgrounds, it is important to understand the professional nature, complexity and diversity of real-life healthcare services.
      Classes use case studies in the management of health, medicine and welfare facilities to learn general management theory, and identify the unique issues and characteristics found in the health, medicine and welfare areas.

      Primary subjects examine the systems, financial management, human resources management, marketing, and business strategy required for sound, stable management of health care, medical and welfare services, and teach the risk management that is necessary to improve the quality of services, and the health economics and health policy theory that are essential to the study and design of new systems for health, medicine and welfare.
    3. Course for Sports Management
      This Course focuses on a new area of academic inquiry, and the curriculum has been structured in part on the basis of similar education and research that has rapidly developed in the United States over the past 10 years, and adding to it new concepts related to "health."
      Students with medical backgrounds integrate the knowledge and experience that they have of disease and health, develop an understanding of the spectrum that exists between intervention to address ill-being and efforts to improve well-being, and acquire the academic insights that are essential for practicing and spreading these concepts.
      Students with non-medical backgrounds acquire basic knowledge in health sciences and the ability to create rational health and sports businesses that improve health for users and for society as a whole.
      Subjects are divided into three groups: (1) Subjects that examine rational approaches that attempt to use new insights from sports medicine, ergonomics and health behavioral science to maintain and improve the health of individuals and groups; (2) Subjects that take a multifaceted approach to the medical and social aspects involved in rationally addressing the onset of the aging society and changing demands for sports services; and (3) Subjects on health and sports business management that contributes to the ultimate goal of better health for society.
  4. Internship Related Module
    Students participate in internships, and the Internship Related Module provides an opportunity to enhance the synergy between practical education in the internship and systematic education in the classroom, and discuss experiences with other internship students so as to develop an objective, relative understanding of them.
  5. Research Focused Module
    The subjects in the Research Focused Module provide guidance in the writing of a master's thesis or a thematic research paper (internship) or thematic research paper (CNS practice) considered equivalent to the thesis.