Masters Programme,Department of Global Health
HEALTH INNOVATION COURSE (MSc)
Three policies of the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health
TMGH selects students who will contribute to solving challenges in global health and possess the following qualifications ; :
- A willingness to contribute to world peace and the promotion of health.
- Dignity and intelligence (such as the ability to communicate in English, multicultural adaptation, cooperativeness and leadership).
- An ability to think independently and regularly study.
- A good command of a foreign language with communication skills.
- Having acquired fundamental knowledge of global health equivalent to undergraduate level studies.
- A strong interest in global health, international cooperation and a willingness to work in these areas.
TMGH’s curriculum encompasses basic knowledge in science and its practical application in the fields of tropical medicine and global health. Students will have a specialization in which they will acquire problem solving skills. Specifically our curriculum will be as follows:
- Build a foundation on global health related subjects.
- Help students acquire the basic skills and knowledge needed to conduct research and produce their master’s thesis.
- Contain seven modules (basic tropical medicine, clinical tropical medicine, epidemiology・ biostatistics, global environment・hygiene, international community health, socialbehavioral science, and health policy・management) that constitute global health subjects.
- Assist students with proposal development, and implementation of their research, up to the writing of their master’s thesis.
- Provide appropriate academic support to students through tutorials and supplementary lectures.
We aim to nurture professionals with a global perspective who can contribute to the health and happiness of people around the world. The following four aspects summarize the key capabilities of students once they fulfill the requirements of a master’s degree at TMGH.
Students develop skills and expertise in tropical medicine, global health, and health innovation and have the capacity to use these skills.
- Communication and Teamwork
Students have a broad and fundamental knowledge of global health allowing them to communicate with various professionals in English in order to solve global health challenges.
Students will have knowledge, skills, professionalism, and fortitude. They will be highly advanced professionals who can contribute to the advancement of global health.
- Leadership and Followership
Students possess the aforementioned capabilities as well as demonstrate leadership and followership qualities to fulfill their responsibility as members of an international and integrated global health team.
Duration: Two Years
Academic degree conferred : Master of Science in Global Health and Medicine
・Short field-trip abroad (optional)
– 24 credits from compulsory modules (24 modules)
– 6 credits from elective modules (6 modules)
– successful completion of a Master’s Thesis (project report)
– final examination
– Bachelor’s degree from a recognized education institution (university, nursing school, etc.)
– work experience (in Japan or abroad)
– community service experience (volunteer)
*Students who do not satisfy these requirements may still be admitted based on their academic qualifications and work experience.
For a complete list of all modules students need to take, please take a look at our Curriculum page.
ABOUT HEALTH INNOVATION SEMINARS
Students will select 1 out of the 5 topics below and develop the ability as a researcher to apply basic and applied science to global health issues:
Basic and Applied Medical Sciences
Epidemiology/Group Health Science
Health/Disease Information Science
Medical Social Technology
MAJOR APPLIED MODULE GROUPS
After choosing a topic from the first column, select the “Applied Subjects” in accordance to one’s background and future career path with guidance and advice from a mentor or a person of authority on the subject.
Basic Tropical Medicine Module
・ Pathogenic Microbiology Ⅰ ・ Pathogenic Microbiology Ⅱ
・ Pathogenic Microbiology Ⅲ ・ Immunology
・ Biotechnology ・ Pathology
To understand the basic medical aspects of infectious diseases in the field of tropical medicine.
Clinical Tropical Medicine Module
・ Clinical Tropical Medicine (by organ)
・ Clinical Tropical Medicine (by region)
To learn the various treatments and skills of diagnosing tropical diseases from a clinical point of view, focusing on tropical infectious diseases.
Epidemiology and Statistics Module
・ Epidemiology Ⅱ
・ Statistics Ⅱ
To develop the ability of teaching or researching in global health using more sophisticated, multivariate analysis techniques in epidemiology and statistics.
Global Environment and Hygiene Module
・ Zoological hygiene
To develop the ability of teaching or researching in global health using more sophisticated environment and hygiene knowledge.
International Community Health Module
・Reproductive Health / Gender I
・Reproductive Health / Gender II
・Child Health I, Child Health II, Community Health I and Nutrition
・Community Health II, Emergency Relief I and Emergency Relief II
This module is designed for students to acquire the necessary knowledge needed to understand global health issues from a community health perspective.
Social and Behavioral Science Module
・Health Promotion I
・Health Promotion II
・Medical Anthropology I and Medical Anthropology II
・Social Research (quantitative), Social Research (qualitative) and Demography
・Social Science for Research in Global Health
This module is designed to provide students with a social point of view on health issues.
Health Policies and Management Module
・Health Economics, Health System/Policy I, Project/Program Management I
・Foreign Aid Theory I, Financial Administration of Health, Development & Economics, Health System/Policy II and Foreign Aid Theory II
・Project /Program Management II (case study) and Social Entrepreneur
This module is designed so that students can acquire the knowledge needed in order to offer solutions to various global health issues.
|Analysis of the determinants of the use of modern contraceptive methods among adolescent girls and young adult women in Benin||Assoc.Prof. Mitsuaki Matsui|
|Quality of antenatal care and its impact on birth outcome in Nepal||Prof. Juntra Karbwang Laothavorn|
|Quality of childbirth care in selected tertiary referral hospitals in Burundi||Assoc.Prof. Mitsuaki Matsui|
|Economic burden of the persistent morbidity of Nodding Syndrome (Onchocerciasis-Associated Epilepsy) on affected households in Northern Uganda||Prof. Kazujiko Moji|
|A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of bed net coverage during the last ten years.||Prof. Kazujiko Moji|
|A narrative review of the integration of National TB policies with social protection and nutrition policies and their role in TB control in selected Low-Middle-income countries||Prof. Sharon Cox|
|Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices regarding Gestational Diabetes Mellitus among Pregnant Women at a District Hospital in Coastal Kenya||Prof. Satoshi Kaneko|
|Determination of the extent of Zika virus epidemic and impact on populations in Vietnam||Prof. Kouichi Morita|
|The dynamics of serotype and genotype distribution in relation to antimicrobial susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates children with acute respiratory infections hospitalized at the Khanh Hoa General Hospital in Nha Trang, Central Vietnam||Prof. Koya Ariyoshi|
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