Master Course

Message from Dean

Department of Health Sciences,  Graduate School of Medical Sciences,  Kyushu University  Dean Masafumi Ohki

The history of the Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Kyushu University began in 1903, when the nursing program was founded in Kyoto Imperial University Fukuoka Medical School. In 2002, Kyushu University reorganized the three-year School of Health Sciences to the current Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine with 3 programs: Nursing, Radiological Sciences, and Medical Technology. For over 100 years, many outstanding medical practitioners have graduated from our school and contributed greatly to their field and have left their mark on society. In addition, this department continues to foster excellent education in students while promoting research in the field of health sciences through the graduate school. A Master’s program was established in 2007 and then a Doctoral program was established in 2009. Also, for international students, a course in Asian Health Sciences was established in the Master’s program in 2011, and an international doctoral program was established in 2013.

The study of Health Sciences covers broad areas of health support, such as recovery from diseases and disorders, prevention and early detection of diseases, maintenance of good health, and improvement in the quality of life. The education goal at our graduate school is to enable people to become active both nationally and internationally as researchers and educators. They will be capable of carrying out creative and advanced research as well as being leaders of organizations in the practical healthcare field. We look forward to welcoming all students from Japan and abroad who wish to contribute to human health and welfare through the study of health sciences.