Faculties and Departments
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences provides “basic course subjects*” where all students gain an extensive understanding of theories and techniques pertinent to the health and medical sciences field as a whole.
With a focus on two specialty fields – basic medical science teaching an understanding of the human body and its mechanisms, and clinical medicine teaching the formation of illnesses and their treatments – students receive a cross-sectional education covering a broad range of disciplines, from psychology, which looks at the mechanisms behind the senses, perception and cognition, sport science, which is invaluable for the development of physical strength, and nutritional science, which involves the study of food and health.
We approach language and hearing disorders, and the mechanisms behind such, from a broad set of perspectives, covering communication disorders, medical science, psychology, linguistics and much more throughout this course. Graduates who have obtained nationally-recognized speech language hearing therapist qualifications have gone on to work in a broad range of fields in medical, welfare and educational institutions across Japan.
The Major of Vision Sciences provides a level of education not found elsewhere in Japan, having students study the principles of clinical medicine pertaining to visual functions and their disorders, and placing a focus on basic research in the visual sciences field. Graduates that have acquired nationally-recognized orthoptist qualifications can expect to work at healthcare institutions nationwide.
Students delve deeply into the intricacies of physical and mental health, studying from a broad range of disciplines that includes basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, mental health, nutritional science, physical education and sports science based on their own interests and goals for the future. With a rich education in medical care and an advanced level of practical skills, students are molded into generalists in the sports and health sciences field, capable of exhibiting their skills in a wide range of areas in society.
The Major of Emergency Medical Sciences goes beyond the acquisition of expertise and skills to offer practical learning through role play and training in the field. In doing so, it cultivates individuals with a voracious ability to absorb knowledge and technologies, who look at the results or person in front of them and constantly ask themselves whether there might be any other reasons for what they have found and whether they have been able to provide the very best treatment to those who are sick or injured. Courses are taught by faculty members who are qualified emergency life-saving technicians, fostering future emergency life-saving technicians equipped not only with the strength to save lives, but also the kindness required to understand and an empathize with the pain experienced by sick and injured people.
Aichi Shukutoku University Clinic, located on the University premises, contributes to community healthcare by providing medical services related to internal medicine, diabetes care, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, psychosomatic medicine, and psychiatry. We capitalize on the full value of this resource and aim to develop registered dietitians who can provide nutritional care according to the diverse needs of the population, including the sick or the wounded, the elderly, persons in need of long-term nursing care, persons with disabilities, or even those in good health.