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Faculty of Health Science

Faculty of Health Science

Faculty of Health Science
The Health Science Building was built in July 2016. Lectures and clinical laboratory practices with the latest technology deepen student learning.
The Student Lounge is designed to be a place where students and faculty can relax.
The Student Lounge is also a good place for both individual study and group work.
Numerous exercise opportunities with accurate replicas and models in Laboratory I.
Students acquire practical skills for home nursing during exercises in Laboratory III.
The faculty of Health Science is the fifth faculty of  Toho University that explores the field of the natural science. The goal of education and research of the Faculty of Health Science is to foster health professionals with intelligence, sensibility, and noble character capable of exploring and supporting individuals’ health based on scientific approaches.

The health professionals, including nurses fostered by the Faculty, are expected to provide healthcare corresponding to diverse social needs based on their knowledge of health science and scientific approaches, practical skills, and commitment to self-education. Therefore, education in the Faculty includes diverse disciplines, such as the humanities, natural science, and health science, in addition to the discipline of nursing because nursing is an interdisciplinary academic field. In their final year, students integrate these diverse disciplines and gain practical nursing skills based on intelligence, logic, and humanitarian values. 

The Faculty of Health Science adopts "translational education" involving cooperation between several fields of nursing. The word "translation" in the field of nursing essentially means translation from fundamental nursing theory to practical nursing care, in other words, “Bench-to-Bedside”. Basically,  “translation” is the “mediation between knowledge and practice”, meaning we apply evidence obtained by research to clinical settings, as well as knowledge, attitudes, and nursing practices  learned through basic nursing education. 

 

Distinct Curriculum

Translational Education
 In addition to the basic concept of the “translation” in nursing, we offer education based on translation among several fields of nursing. The Faculty organizes the field of nursing into three divisions: “translational nursing”, “family health nursing”, and “community health nursing”. The concept common to these three divisions is that the subjects of nursing are individuals living in the community. “Translational nursing” focuses on supporting individual health and mastering basic nursing skills. “Family health nursing” and “community health nursing” focus on supporting family health and community health, respectively, by applying knowledge acquired throuhg "translational nursing."  That is, students overcome the health issues of individuals living in the community through the interaction of ideas and skills learned from courses in the three divisions. Through translational education based on the learning of nursing practice to resolve complex, contemporary health issues, the Faculty fosters health professionals capable of adaptation to the various health issues evolving in Japan.