$B!!!!!!(BOur program aims to establish human care science as an integrated research
field on care for human, of which theory and practice have been pursued
in independent disciplines such as education, welfare, nursing, health
care, and counseling.
$B!!!!!!(BOur program consists of 11 departments: Education for Coexistence, Developmental
Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health Counseling & Socio-Behavioral
Health, Livelihood Support Science, Gerontological Nursing & Caring,
Social Psychiatry & Mental Health, Medical Science & Welfare, Health
Care Policy & Management, Health Services Research, and Human Security.
We are devoted to train competent researchers and professionals with broad
and in-depth knowledge, who can develop holistic theory and its effective
application, or apply established techniques and skills to the care for
$B!!!!!!(BBased on this idea, the program was launched as a 5 year doctoral program
open to bachelors in 2001. Although the original program achieved various
results, we have now reorganized the program to 3 year doctoral program
open to masters in order to welcome their more diverse backgrounds by entrusting
master's level education and research training to relevant programs.
$B!!!!!!(BIn addition to this reorgnization, we are also about to start a new
system, "Double Major". "Double Major" allows students
with certain qualifications such as health professional with master's degree
to take courses in medical doctoral program to obtain Ph.D. in medicine
as well as Ph.D. in human care science. The system aims to raise competent
researchers and professionals with knowledge of not only theory and practice
of human care science, but also of social medicine.