Guide to the Graduate School
Main Characteristics of the Graduate School of Human Health Sciences
In the Graduate School of Human Health Sciences, the focus is on research related to “healthcare” of people who live in mega-cities. In particular, research that contributes to the mission of Tokyo Metropolitan University “to create a vigorous long-living society” is a major task of this Graduate School.
With a system of academic learning established on the foundation stone of theory in broad-ranging fields and practical knowledge, graduate education is pursued under an interdisciplinary, integrated research system while intensifying these. The aim is to produce “high-level expert professionals” and “pioneering researchers” in various fields related to healthcare.
Message from the Dean of the Graduate School
The Graduate School of Human Health Sciences is a unique graduate school that brings together experts in fields of medical science (nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and radiology) and the health science (sports science, nutrition, foods, epidemiology and life sciences), and promotes multi-faceted research and education on “healthcare” for people who live in mega-cities. In particular, with a view to achieving this university’s most important mission of “creating a vigorous long-living society”, research and education are implemented in various academic fields of this graduate school with the aim of creating “a kind society in which people of all generations and communities can express their own abilities and be active”. As well as establishing and reinforcing an academic system founded on theory, verification and practical knowledge in each of these fields, another characteristic of this graduate school is that organic and integrated research and education are carried out proactively and flexibly through academic exchanges between different fields of study. And as well as announcing research outcomes from this graduate school broadly to the world at large, we also engage in pioneering activities concerned with “health promotion” throughout the world.
I hope that all prospective students who aim to be “high-level expert professionals” and “pioneering researchers” with high ideals will take the opportunity to further their studies at this graduate school, which promotes leading-edge research and education related to healthcare.
Introduction to the Departments
The Departments of Nursing Sciences, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiological Sciences and Frontier Health Sciences are located at the Arakawa Campus, and the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the Minami Osawa Campus.
Department of Nursing SciencesOn the theme of healthcare for people and communities in mega-cities, the Department contributes to the health of groups and individuals through research and education in nursing sciences, as it strives to improve the quality of life and help create a vigorous long-living society.
Department of Physical TherapyStudents systematically and comprehensively study clinical science technology and learn the knowledge, techniques and scientific thought processes of physical therapy aimed at specific health and disability issues faced mainly by people who live in cities.
Department of Occupational TherapyThe Department explores the whole field of occupational therapy by building a system of interdisciplinary, integrated education and research embracing occupational therapy, without being preoccupied by existing academic fields.
Department of Radiological SciencesClasses consist of introductions to and the outlook for research trends, and lectures and workshops based on research findings by the teaching staff. The Department constantly strives to impart the most-up-to-date knowledge to students.
Department of Frontier Health SciencesThe Department approaches the various issues of health science and medicine based on an interdisciplinary, cutting-edge basic science research strategy, including life sciences, neuroscience and muscle science.
Department of Health Promotion SciencesThe Department aims to promote a new science for healthcare and health promotion that deals with everything from molecules, genes and cells to human applications, as an integrated wide-area field that goes beyond the framework of motor behavior and nutrition.