FEATURES of TMGH
1) All lectures to be conducted in English
While learning the foundations of global health, we aim to foster a variety of experts capable of communicating in English.
2) Fall admission and the quarter system
The School will have fall admissions (starting October) with the school year using the quarter system (consisting of 4 quarters with 10 weeks each and a spring and summer flex period).
3) Top level lectures
We work in full cooperation with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. At the same time, we invite prominent researchers, teachers, etc. from abroad, allowing us to provide the highest level of lectures and teaching curriculum to our students.
4) Integration of education, research, and practice
By utilizing field offices in Kenya and Vietnam, our school is able to offer research and field practice alongside education in classrooms. This combination of theory and practice improves the effect of education when promoting and engaging in global health fieldwork.
5) Tokyo Satellite (NCGM Satellite)
Through the satellite campus at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), students can study for their degree while working at the same time.
Masters Programme Features
6) Introduction of One year course
Because the requirements for enrollment in the Tropical Medicine Course include 2 years or more of clinical experience, the study period is designed to be only one year (except Professional courses).
7) Implementation of long-term overseas practicum
During the first year of the International Health Development Course, in order to understand the model used for health improvement measures in developing countries, students will spend three weeks on a short-term field trip. In the second year, in order to acquire the practical skills and expertise needed for their field, students will conduct a mandatory, long-term overseas practicum in various developing areas such as Asia or Africa (5 months for practical training, 3 months for research).
8) Cross course seminars
We provide “Global Health Seminars” that will be attended by students of all 3 courses. This will allow students to participate in discussions, share their different opinions, and think about the global health field from a more comprehensive perspective.
9) Supplementary classes and tutoring
Students entering this school come from various backgrounds. Therefore, to ensure an equal standard of learning for all, supplementary classes and tutorials for English communication and writing, IT equipment use, and more, will be offered as needed.
Doctoral Programme Features
10) A Joint Degree Programme with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
TMGH has joined with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to establish an international collaborative programme with instructors from the top-level LSHTM to teach this joint degree programme.
11) Team Research Guidance
Under the supervision of several professors (3 or more) with various backgrounds, students receive academic advice to guide them when conducting research focussing on tackling global health problems.
12) Guarantee of Quality of Education, Research, and Degree
An Academic Committee will be established to oversee the quality of education, research, and degree and ensure strict protocols over the proposal preparation, overseas research, preparation of thesis, and examinations.