Philosophy and Policies
At the Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences Major (doctoral program) of the Graduate School of Pharmacy of our University, in accordance with our school philosophy “Unity of Learning and Practice” and “A Sense of Gratitude towards All Life in the World,” we develop the researchers in medical pharmacy and pharmacy as well as the pharmacists (pharmacists and researchers) combining ample creativity, originality, and internationality leading the global society, well-equipped with profound academic knowledge and high-level expertise spanning all aspects of pharmacy and medical pharmacy as well as an ethical standpoint appropriate to medical persons, thoroughly versed in sophisticated cutting-edge techniques in the areas of pharmacy and medical pharmacy, and who are able to address a range of issues in a flexible and responsive manner.
Based on our philosophy and goal, at the Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences Major of the Graduate School of Pharmacy, we aim to develop the human resources who promote highly professional research and/or education in pharmacy to meet the requirements of the new era, including the researchers who have mastered comprehensive scholarship including pharmacy and medical pharmacy as well as research capability (doctoral power) based on rich creativity and steady practical ability to promote cutting-edge research in pharmacy and/or medical pharmacy, the pharmacists who have high-level expertise to become central to team medical care in the medical field developing remarkably, and the new academics who bear responsibility for teaching younger people in the six year education system in pharmacy. Described below are the images of the human resources that we seek for these purposes.
- The persons (students and members of society) having strong enthusiasm to master specialized knowledge and skills in pharmacy and medical pharmacy and to give them back to society, and having a strong motivation to develop into the researchers in medical pharmacy or pharmacy or pharmacists equipped with a wide perspective, an insatiable spirit of inquiry, and profound academic knowledge
- The persons (students and members of society) having enough basic scholarship in pharmacy and medical pharmacy or related areas, an ethical standpoint needed for medical persons, and English proficiency adequate to cope with global research areas
At the Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences Major of the Graduate School of Pharmacy, in order to develop human resources in accordance with our philosophy and goal, we provide courses of study including specialized subjects, special research, and special exercises in two disciplines: “the Division of Molecular Pharmaceutical Sciences” and “the Division of Functional Pharmaceutical Sciences” to allow the graduate students to master specialized knowledge and skills. The two Disciplines have the following features in curriculum design:
1) Division of Molecular Pharmaceutical Sciences
In this Discipline, we perform advanced specialized research with emphasis on the creation of new medical molecular pharmacy, in concert with the latest sophisticated knowledge and information on pharmaceuticals enough to cope with the treatment of diseases diversified according to rapid changes in social conditions and/or systems and with breakthroughs in life sciences. More specifically, we perform advanced education and research on pharmaceutical development and the promotion and deployment of medical molecular pharmacy with emphasis on molecular theoretical and cell biological thinking, by organically connecting natural drug pharmacology, biofunctional chemistry, environmental hygiene, immune cell informatics, and molecular drug effect analysis, and by mastering the latest knowledge and techniques of natural drug pharmacology, molecular biology, hygiene chemistry, immunology, and pharmacology.
2) Division of Functional Pharmaceutical Sciences
In this Discipline, we perform advanced specialized research with emphasis on the development and enrichment of medical functional pharmacy in response to sophisticated and diversified medical care, by analyzing and improving multidimensional and overlapping factors in medical pharmacy, including appropriate use of pharmaceuticals based on identification of the causes for diseases, support for and promotion of QOL, pharmacokinetics and clinical effects, mechanisms of drug action in neural networks, prevention of drug-induced diseases, and proper attention to patients in terms of medical pharmaceutics. More specifically, we perform advanced education and research on the promotion and deployment of medical functional pharmacy with emphasis on grasping medical functions in a medical setting accurately and properly as well as on mastering high-level specialized knowledge and skills, by acquiring proficiency in the knowledge and techniques of pathogenic microbiology, chemotherapeutics, medical pharmaceutics, neuropharmacology, and morbid state therapeutics and by organically connecting medical pharmacy with clinical pharmacy.
The students shall acquire at least 30 academic credits by taking specialized subjects, special exercises, and special research of the Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences Major of the Graduate School of Pharmacy in the curriculum set up according to our philosophy and goal. In addition, as the requirements for receiving the Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy, the students shall be creative and pioneering, shall prepare a doctoral thesis contributing to the promotion of research in related disciplines or to the promotion of pharmacy, medical sciences, medical pharmacy, or health and hygiene, and shall pass specified examinations. The requirements for the completion of the doctoral program are as follows: The students shall be able to accomplish international research in pharmacy and/or medical pharmacy independently as a researcher, or shall master excellent capabilities needed to play an active role as a medical person requiring wide and high-level expertise in pharmacy.