2017 Course List

Required Subjects
Students take all of these subjects.
Course Name Credits Course Outline
Medical Ethics 1 Lectures are given on what ethics is and also the ethics of medicine and the ethics of nursing, which plays an important role in medicine.
Theory on Interprofessional Work (IPW) 1 IPW is one method of placing more emphasis on the perspective of the team than the perspectives of individual specialists. Its implementation contributes to high quality and safety health care and social welfare services integrated and with users’ peace of mind. This subject will utilize learners' experiences, focus on significance, growth, and issues of IPW, and improve students' interprofessional collaborative skills and attitudes.
Medical Informatics 2 Lectures are given on the goals of medical informatics, recent advances in application of ICT (Information and  Communication Technology) for health care, methods of providing support for health care safety administration, which makes use of databases in the medical workplace as well as information processing and analysis techniques. Privacy and security issues are also emphasized in this course.
Patient Safety Management 2 This course is combined with lectures on identifying problem in medical accidents and errors, and identifying main background factors through error analysis methodology, as well as methods for ameliorating those problems and factors, and also techniques for employing evidence-based medicine in patient to provide safe health care and prevent medical accidents and errors.
Health Care Risk Management 2 Students understand health care risk management through the perspective of medical errors and accidents, medical disputes, and malpractice suits and attend lectures on legal interpretations of examples of violations of informed consent and legal precedents as well as measures for dealing with accidents.
Methodology for Health Care Safety Research 1 People are often the subject of research in the area of health care. In this course, lectures are given on the implementation of research methodology and the relationship with research ethics and their evaluation within the process of describing the research plan, implementing the plan, conducting analysis, writing the thesis, and publishing the research.
Occupational Ergonomics 2 Occupational ergonomics is one of the important studies to develop and improve safety and health of employees at different workplaces. Many office and medical workers are tied into human-machine system which creates repetitive work. We learn and discuss ergonomic measure to avoid harmful effects like physical injury, mental stress as well a poor working environment as well as to promote patient safety in comfortable conditions.
Patient Participation 1 Patient participation in healthcare is essential for implementing healthcare safety. However, most information is unevenly distributed amongst healthcare professionals, and sharing information with patients will be the future challenge in Japan. Patient participation as a new discourse is explored in this course through presentations and debates of experiences of patients and healthcare professionals. The issue of how we would realize the patient participation in healthcare will be discussed in this course.
Required Elective Subjects
Students take 1 credit.
Course Name Credits Course Outline
Patient Safety Administration Case Study Practice 1 Students will analyze and consider, using a practical-style format, the causes and measures to deal with medical accidents and errors through case studies, using medical and, nursing records.
Health Care Administration and Case Study Practice of Management 1 This course analyzes and consider, using a practice-style format, the financial and business data of health care institutions.
Elective Subjects
Students take 12 subjects.
Course Name Credits Course Outline
Medical Statistics 1 This course aims to teach basic knowledge and skills of statistics for medical research.
Clinical Medicine 1 Overview on the history, progress of clinical medicine, changes in relationship among the patient and medical doctor are done. Interpretation of clinical laboratory examination is analyzed. Some diseases which attract attention recently, particularly chronic kidney disease are explained.
Economics 2 This course study the economic systems of modern society and how economics functions under that system from the perspectives of macro and micro economics and also the fundamental knowledge for considering medicine within society.
Business Administration 1 The various elements required by both for-profit and non-profit organizations, such as corporate vision, mission, growth domain strategy, and company organizational structure, and also the theories regarding the various types of management.
Medical Law 1 Lectures are given on basic knowledge of general laws pertaining to medical law to enable the study of medical law. Representative precedents concerning medicine are taken up and the arguments are examined against the background of various legal issues.
Psychology of Safety 2 This course is designed to provide you with psychologically based knowledge and methods for understanding and reducing human errors. You will learn about characteristics of human information processing. You will also learn how people contribute to accidents by using case studies. By the end of the semester, we hope that you will have developed knowledge about human cognitive abilities and their implications for safety.
Stress Management 2 For stress study, the relationship between physical and psychology factors in the different workplaces is discussed. Especially, we focus on the prevention of work-related stress from medical staffs, and also, on the investigation related to organizational management.
Health Facility Safety Management 2 Lecturesvstruct, and make v provide medical and nursing care, and people reside as well as how to look at the environment and management of facilities which offer safety, peace of mind, and stability, from the perspective of facility safety.
Social Welfare 2 Students will study the value, ethics and assistance way of social welfare which serve as the common foundation of social work. In addition, this lecture will discuss the relationship of medical care and social welfare, and the characteristics of the evaluation method in social welfare.
Theory of Interprofessional Education (IPE) 1 This subject will interactively explore theory and actual practice of interprofessional work (IPW), with the goal of improving the quality and safety of health care. It aims to nurture professionals with differing academic backgrounds to collaborate effectively. Interprofessional Education (IPE) is positioned within ongoing education for professionals and bears the slogan “Learning together, from one another, about each other”.
Health Care Administration 1 Lectures will be given on the position of health care administration, health care policy, and the entire social security system in Japan, recent institutional reform trends, analysis from the perspective of international comparisons with OECD countries, characteristics and issues, and future outlooks.
Nursing Research Methodology 1 Lectures target nursing students and are given on research plans for nursing research, and, in particular, research for nursing safety administration, ethical issues, the characteristics of quantitative and qualitative research, categories and methods, data collection, and how to make official announcements.
Nursing Safety Administration 1 Lectures will discuss the state of nursing safety administration in the work of nursing as nursing professionals and go into detail regarding a higher level of practice from the position of nursing professionals based on a legal and ethical foundation.
Nursing theory and behavioral analysis in healthcare 1 This course will be cover two areas. The first one examines the relationship between nursing theory and nursing diagnosis. The  second one will examine behavioral analysis, which investigates the influence of the environment and its functional relationship with the behavior of people. It will also cover the fundamentals of behavior in order to understand the behavior of patients and healthcare professionals in the medical domain.
Career management in Nursing 1 This subject is to teach the basic knowledge of career management as a strategic practice of one’s professional carrier choice and planning. Students are expected to reflect on and examine their career on the basis of the theoretical knowledge such as definition and concept of career management and their own career management, while reflecting following reflection theory introduced in this class. They are also expected to develop an action plan for becoming a high quality and safety health care professional.
Medical devices and Materials Safety Management I 1 This course will elucidate basic requirements such as regulations concerning medical equipment and materials (medical devices) safety management as well as safety tests, and provide a summary for clinical applications of natural and synthetic polymers, ceramics and metals for biomaterials, and the current state of development and their topics for metals for use with living organisms and set forth future trends.
Medical devices and Materials Safety Management II 1 This course will introduce recent topics while discussing characteristics and knowledge of material science—such as the physical and chemical properties related to the safety management of medical equipment and materials—from a structural perspective in order to achieve a deeper understanding.
Medical equipment Safety Management I 1 This course will examine safety surrounding medical equipment and will specifically identify dangers contained within equipment itself, dangers related to the usage environment, and dangers connected with the abilities of the users as well as the state of safety measures to deal with these dangers.
Medical equipment Safety Management II 1 Lectures will be given on the state of regulations regarding normalcy, operation, maintenance, and repair of medical equipment; the concept of clinical engineering related to usage management; and theory of practice.
Infection Control Management 2 Lectures will be given on the actual practice of the isolation of patients and the people who come into contact with them through the epidemiology of infectious outbreaks prevention and pathogen transmission prevention through infectious disease management.
Medication Safety Management 2 The use of medication has become increasingly complex because of a massive increase in the number and variety of medications available. Practical knowledge in hazards, errors and adverse events associated with medication use is necessary for predicting medication related accidents. Lectures and multi-professional group discussions will improve practical knowledge.
Accounting 2 This course develops students’ abilities to understand financial matters in order to act as managers. The course begins with managerial accounting theory in order to serve as a guide for managing financial accounting.
Financial Management 2 This course conducts while employing the knowledge of accounting and the theory of finance in management. At the same time, it is expected that students will be comfortable with the various types of financial matters.
Management Model Research 1 Lectures are given on an analysis of the interactions of the various internal and external organizational elements which accompany changes in the management model in the decision-making process and the theory for decision making in the organization.
Management Organization 1 Lectures will be given on the theory of people and the organization in management.
Special Seminar for Research, Research Topic Tutorial
Course Name Credits Course Outline
Special Seminar for Research 2 Research project (master’s thesis) advisors provide training for each student on the skills needed for the research project and the master’s thesis as well as collecting references and data using information technology and training for statistical operations. Advisors assign readings from periodicals and instruct students in data analysis methods. They also provide guidance when taking part in field trips or gathering information on management related to the research topic at hospitals and other facilities.
Research Topic Tutorial for Master’s Thesis 8 Faculty advisors who can provide guidance on the research topic students wished to pursue when they begin their studies (or close to the research topic) first conduct special lessons which give students a solid foundation in research practice. They provide guidance and instruction in research practices for health care safety administration and health care business administration in the area of health care safety administration give master’s thesis guidance for each student.
●Completion Requirements and the Credit Process Students take 14 credits for required subjects (12 credits for required subjects and 2 credits for special practice), 12 credits or more for elective subjects as well as 1 credit for required elective subjects, and receive the required guidance for their thesis. They receive an additional 8 credits when they achieve success on the master’s thesis examination conducted by this graduate school and the final examination to bring the total to 35 credits or more. The maximum number of credits for which students can enroll in one year is 30 credits.