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大阪大学医学部保健学科長 神出 計

Dean at the Division of Health Sciences, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine.
Dr. Kei Kamide

I am Dr. Kei Kamide, Dean at the Division of Health Sciences, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine. Thank you very much for visiting our website.

The Division of Health Sciences at Osaka University consists of three majors: Nursing, Radiological Technology Science, and Laboratory Technology Science. We engage in education and research to train specialists in each field. In addition to the master and doctor programs, we offer six distinctive specialist courses (oncology professional, public health nurse, midwife, NP, genetic counselor, and clinical engineering).

The origin of Osaka University School of Medicine can be traced back to Tekijuku, a school established by Ogata Koan, a Dutch scholar and physician in the Edo period. Osaka Temporary Hospital and Osaka Prefectural Medical School, established by Koan's disciples, were later transformed into Osaka University Faculty of Medicine. In the Meiji era (1868-1912), the first midwifery school in Japan was attached to Osaka Medical School, and soon after, a nursing school was established, so Osaka University Medical School has a long history of more than 100 years. Soon after the war, Osaka University Nursing School was opened on the Toyonaka Campus of Osaka University, and in 1967 it became the first national junior college of medical technology in Japan. At that time, in addition to the Department of Nursing, three departments were established: the Department of Radiological Technology and the Department of Hygiene Technology. In 1993, a four-year course was established in the Division of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, followed by the establishment of the Master's Course in 1998 and the Doctoral Course in 2000. To date, more than 4,500 undergraduate students have graduated and more than 2,000 have completed master's and doctoral degrees. Many of our graduates are active not only in the health and medical fields, but also in a variety of other fields. With its long history and the many graduates and alumni it has produced, we are proud to say that the Osaka University Faculty of Medicine is a pioneer and a frontrunner among Japanese universities in the health and medical care field.

The most distinctive feature of our university is that our internationally active faculty members, who are well versed in a wide range of specialized fields such as medicine, nursing, medical technology, engineering, pharmacology, science, psychology, sociology, and economics, provide advanced education while respecting the interests and values of our students. Health sciences are a very broad field of study that requires integration with other fields, not only medicine and medical science. Osaka University is one of the largest national universities in Japan, with numerous faculties, departments, and specialized education and research centers, making it an ideal environment for learning and practicing this health science. Another unique feature of Osaka University is its global education and research aimed at internationality. With Corona, it is still not easy to go abroad. On the contrary, however, an environment has been constructed in which we can immediately connect with the world through the Internet and other means. This has accelerated an unprecedented form of globalization in all fields. The Department of Health Sciences is developing education and research in medicine and health sciences on a global scale in a way that responds to the circumstances of this with-corona era.

The famous words of Ogata Koan are widely known: "For the world, for people, for the path. We hope that you will come to the Osaka University School of Medicine, Department of Health Sciences and the Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Health Sciences, and find your own path to pursue and pursue it. We hope that in the future you will play an active role for the world and for others. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you to the Osaka University School of Health Sciences.