Human resource development objectives
As a result of the fusion of the life sciences with information science, a paradigm shift is taking place in life sciences such as disease prevention science. With the Disease Prevention Science Course, four Tokyo-based universities (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Ochanomizu University, Gakushuin University, and Kitasato University) will create the new discipline of disease prevention science by transcending graduate school boundaries to combine each university’s strengths in the field of the life sciences.
For the human resources to be developed by the Disease Prevention Science Course, our objectives are to nurture people with basic abilities of a data scientist capable of properly managing and analyzing personal information with a strong sense of ethics, people who will spur innovation in society by solving various types of problems in the disease prevention science field, and people who are good at identifying problems and who can be active internationally.
The human resources to be developed by this course
・People who can take a broad perspective on future trends and acquire an overall grasp of medical science, leading-edge life sciences, and disease prevention science.
・People who can analyze information on individual genes as well as the large volume of information being generated by medical and other devices.
・People who can lead innovative medical device R&D and pharmaceutical R&D within their organizations.
・People who are thoroughly familiar with methods for handling the medical information of individuals and who can keep societal considerations in mind.
・People who have overall knowledge of management and can lead R&D efforts.
Taking into consideration the human resource development objectives of this course, in addition to the particulars set forth in the individual admission policies of the Tokyo Medical and Dental University Graduate School Life Science and Technology Track and the Ochanomizu University Graduate School Division of Life Sciences, we are seeking people to whom the following statements apply.
・People who want to systematically acquire a wide range of knowledge concerning disease prevention.
・People who want to analyze and use information on individual genes as well as the large volume of information being generated by medical and other devices.
・People who want to contribute to society through information analysis.
・People who are enthusiastic about actively interacting with people from other fields (both inside and outside Japan) and creating new value
By providing a wide-ranging education in the disease prevention field, give students a broad perspective, and at the same time provide them with an education that encompasses methods for analyzing, using, ethically handling, and utilizing in an industry setting information on individual genes and related disease prevention information.
・Develop the student’ s ability to acquire an overall grasp of medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, sitology, informatics, and statistics.
・Develop the student’s ability to analyze information on individual genes as well as the large volume of information being generated by medical and other devices.
・Develop the student’s ability to address societal problems related to the handling of personal information.
・Develop the student’s ability to acquire knowledge of management and communication theory and to lead R&D efforts.
Academic degrees will be conferred upon students who are enrolled for the prescribed period, who complete the acquisition of the credits required for completion of this course, who complete the study of the subjects established for their major and acquire the credits required for completion, who pass the doctoral dissertation review and final examination of their major, and who have acquired the abilities indicated below. The name of the academic degree shall be doctor of science or doctor of philosophy in the life science field and doctor of engineering in the bioengineering field.
・Student has produced distinguished research results and has research abilities that will make it possible to contribute to the development of disease prevention science.
・Student has a strong sense of ethics and is able to understand societal problems related to genetic information and properly manage such information.
・Student is able to analyze information on individual genes as well as the large volume of information being generated by medical and other devices.
・Student has a high level of communication ability and is able to manage R&D efforts and be active internationally.