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Graduate School of Life and Medical Sciences
Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Information / Medical Life Systems

Course Outline

M.Sc. Program / Doctoral Program

Aims of Academic Activities
This course develops academic activities in which students can gain an accurate scientific understanding of the nature of biological phenomena and elucidate their control mechanisms from multiple perspectives. In this way, this course aims to cultivate and enlighten students so that they may develop interdisciplinary and comprehensive research ability in order to understand life science and the related fields of basic medicine, science, and engineering, as well as the humanities, social sciences and similar fields. Furthermore, this course carries on the philosophy of the Faculty of Life and Medical Sciences—a philosophy that emphasizes basic medical education. This course focuses on research that is useful to people and society and cultivates human resources who can develop new academic fields and put them to use.
The course of biomedical engineering and biomedical Information develops research and education on the advanced technology necessary for various multidisciplinary fields of medicine and engineering—the frontier areas of medical technology—while envisioning the future course of the advanced technologists who adequately understand biological function and will support next-generation technology, and accurately understanding the status of the academic progress of life science fields.
Through these activities, this field aims to cultivate researchers who can contribute to further technological development in the field of biomedical engineering, impart comprehensive knowledge and technology to students, and edify them so that they may become advanced technologists who have the ability to correctly make use of engineering technology and respond flexibly even to the challenges of next-generation medical technology. More specifically, the aim of this field is for students to acquire advanced biomedical engineering technology through research on bioinstrumentation technology for accurate acquisition of biological information and research on neurological-mechanism analysis and medical information systems related to simulation of biological information processing mechanisms.

The course of medical life systems aims to cultivate researchers who understand a broad range of medical sciences and biomedical engineering with a focus on life sciences, and who can respond also to the various challenges of advanced medical systems in medical institutions. For this purpose, students research biological phenomena from the perspective of understanding humans as one life system and develop education and research aimed at elucidating this system's control mechanisms. In particular, this field considers life to be a functional system responding and adapting to internal and external stimuli and emphasizes academic fields that elucidate these functions. Furthermore, through understanding medical technology related to medical life systems and through diverse approaches to elucidation of mechanisms of maintaining biological functions, this field aims to impart comprehensive knowledge and technology to students and edify them, and cultivate researchers who can contribute to academic development of the field of medical life systems. More specifically, the aim of this field is for students to acquire advanced understanding of various phenomena related to life and medical sciences through research on topics such as systems biology, which involves comprehensive thinking about the nature of biological phenomena; neurological mechanisms related to the base of biological control; genetic engineering, molecular biology, and molecular pharmacology which explain biological phenomena at a molecular level.
Specific Objectives for Development of Talented Individuals
In the Life and Medical Sciences Master's Programs of the Graduate School of Life and Medical Sciences, students gain knowledge and technology of biomedical engineering and of medical science with a focus on life science. Through research on accurate measurements of biological information, research on attaining biological functions in engineering, and research on the mechanisms that support life and cause the onset of human diseases, students acquire comprehensive research ability as a foundation of engineering and medicine. In this way, this course aims to cultivate professional technologists and scientists who have the flexible, general ability and competence to respond to the challenges of advanced medicine and health care. In the Life and Medical Sciences Doctoral Programs of the Graduate School of Life and Medical Sciences, students learn about advanced research in biomedical engineering and medical science with a focus on life science. Through active participation in various advanced research related to life and medical sciences, students qualitatively and quantitatively deepen knowledge and technology and acquire the ability to create innovative research methods and academic fields. In this way, this course aims to cultivate professional technologists and scientists who will be highly valued internationally by scientifically elucidating the nature of life and returning the results of this elucidation to society in order to contribute to the development of life and medical sciences.
List of Subjects (M.Sc. Program)
Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Information
A I [Courses of Specialized Fields]
  • Advanced Lectures in Medical Informatics (E)
  • Advanced Lectures in Ultrasonic Electronics (E)
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (E)
  • Advanced Theory for Medical Imaging System (E)
  • Advanced Lectures in Evolutionary Computation (E)
  • Advanced Lectures in Neuroscience (E)
  • Advanced Practice in Special Project A (E)
A II [Common Core Subjects]
  • Biology (E)
  • Computation Structure (E)
  • Electric Circuit Theory (E)
  • Nonlinear Physics (E)
  • Materials Chemistry (E)
  • Applied Mathematical Analysis (E)
B [Common General Courses]
  • Ethics for Scientists and Engineers (E)
  • Technology and Business Project Management (E)
  • Science and Engineering Writing 1 (E)
  • Science and Engineering Writing 2 (E)
  • Presentation Skills for Scientists and Engineers (E)
  • R & D Planning for Scientists and Engineers (E)
  • Japanese Corporate Culture (E)
Medical Life Systems
A I [Courses of Specialized Fields]
  • Advanced Lectures in Neuroanatomical and neurophysiological basis of neurologic diseases (E)
  • Advanced Lectures in Systems Biological Sciences in Diseases (E)
  • Advanced Lectures in History of Japanese Medicine (E)
  • Advanced Lectures in Molecular pharmacology and cellular signaling (E)
  • Advanced Practice in Special Project A (E)
A II [Common Core Subjects]
  • Biology (E)
  • Computation Structure (E)
  • Electric Circuit Theory (E)
  • Nonlinear Physics (E)
  • Materials Chemistry (E)
  • Applied Mathematical Analysis (E)
B [Common General Courses]
  • Ethics for Scientists and Engineers (E)
  • Technology and Business Project Management (E)
  • Science and Engineering Writing 1 (E)
  • Science and Engineering Writing 2 (E)
  • Presentation Skills for Scientists and Engineers (E)
  • R & D Planning for Scientists and Engineers (E)
  • Japanese Corporate Culture (E)
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