School of Medicine

educational objectives

The Yokohama City University School of Medicine aims to contribute to the development of society and the prosperity of humanity by developing students into individuals who can contribute to both local and global societies, and by pursuing creative research. To accomplish these goals, the school strives to serve as a center of learning that passes on knowledge and technology concerning medicine, nursing, and treatment and to foster more advanced academic knowledge, morality, and practicality.

personal development objectives

medical course

To train students with integrity and morality while endowing them with knowledge, techniques, and abilities in the fields of medicine and treatment.
To endow students with the ability to successfully contribute to both local and global society.
To pursue creative research.
To develop students into individuals who will become leaders in the fields of medicine and treatment and contribute to the development of society and the prosperity of humanity.

nursing course

To train students whose sophistication will nourish the power to think about issues from a variety of different perspectives.
To develop students whose morality will enable them to respect the dignity of life and individuals.
To develop students whose nursing knowledge and techniques will be highly advanced, and who will practice nursing according to scientific thinking.
To develop students into individuals who will contribute to the health and prosperity of people in the local society.

"Yokohama City University's basic philosophy of promoting education focuses on the following three principles: emphasis on education, student-centeredness, and local contribution. Under these three principles, the Yokohama City University School of Medicine aims to contribute to the development of society and the prosperity of humanity by developing students into individuals who can contribute to both local and global society and by pursuing creative research."

Medical Studies: Curriculum

The curriculum consists of "General Prerequisite" for the first year and "Specialized Medical Subject" for the second year. During the "General Prerequisite" course, medical students take liberal arts classes with students of other divisions to acquire general knowledge and skills to discover/solve problems. This course prepares them to become physicians rich in humanity and high in social skills. The "Specialized Medical Subject" course follows the guideline "Medical Education Model Core Curriculum", which is recommended by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The basic medical curriculum aims to enhance communication skills as a leader of team medical care. The basic/clinical curriculum is comprised of courses where students acquire knowledge about medicine and medical care as well as the importance of medical safety and community medical care. Furthermore, the advanced course focuses on developing the ability of thinking logically. All curricula are designed to foster human resources who will contribute to the advancement of medical care and medicines.

Medical Studies: Enhanced Training Program

We offer a training program at two university hospitals and twelve major hospitals in the Kanagawa Prefecture.

College of Nursing: Curriculum

Our curriculum is meant to foster human resources who will be able to take initiatives to promote health care and welfare of the community while keeping up with advanced medical care innovations. The curriculum of the College of Nursing covers every nursing procedure required in everyone's life-stage. In the "General Prerequisite" course, nursing students take classes with the students of the International Arts and International Studies to develop human qualities and a broad sense of values. The specialized basic course offers classes about fundamental knowledge about health and other health-related subjects. Specialized courses start with "Fundamental Nursing for Healthy Living", which is the basis of nursing treatment. Then, the students move on to the "Advanced Nursing for Health Living", which covers seven distinctive area of studies including "adult nursing", "maternal nursing", "pediatric nursing", "elderly nursing", "psychiatric nursing", "home-care nursing", and "community nursing." Finally, in the "Integrated Nursing for Health Living", students study these fields in a cross-sectional manner and work on their graduation thesis while acquiring advanced skills.

College of Nursing: Clinical Training

Specialized knowledge and techniques starts from their first year. Throughout this training program, students will be able to learn each role of nursing related to occupations and collaboration required in a healthcare team. The students will, in addition to their classes, have clinical training to give them necessary hands-on experience.

College of Nursing: Qualification and Career

Students will be qualified to take the National Examination for Registered Nurses and Public Health Nurses upon completion of the course. The demand for nurses in our society is high and people who wish to pursue their career as a nurse will not have problems finding a job. It is also possible for the students to further their studies at graduate schools.

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