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"Purpose of Education and Research" and "Three Policies" of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

To train pharmacists with a high sense of ethics, spiritually rich humanity and practical ability who will contribute to the evolution of healthcare in our country, the promotion of health and welfare, and conservation of the living environment.

Three Policies

Admission Policy (Enrollment Acceptance Policy)

We seek to enroll students with a strong will to become pharmacists who provide drug treatment backed by scientific knowledge and can contribute to the development of healthcare, and to the maintenance and promotion of health and welfare, through pharmaceutical education and research, based on the dignity of life and respect for patients' and peoples' right of self-determination. Specifically, we seek students who excel in one or more of the following qualities, as students who can be expected to develop toward the above human resource through the education conducted at this university.

Type of people sought

  • People who have mastered knowledge of chemistry leading to an understanding of drugs
  • People who have mastered knowledge of biology which underlies the understanding of vital activity
  • People who have mastered knowledge of mathematics that leads to a deep understanding of natural science
  • People who have mastered knowledge of English for the most advanced information gathering
  • People who have mastered a wide range of knowledge and reading skill, and the ability to think logically
  • People with respect for life and compassionate hearts, who have a rich humanity grounded in cooperation
  • People with a strong desire to learn and practice the science necessary to master pharmacy
  • People with a willingness to play an active role as pharmacists who have mastered advanced knowledge and technology

Curriculum Policy (Curriculum Organization Policy)

The curriculum is arranged for the purpose of acquiring the following eight qualities (see Diploma Policy).

  • Social responsibility and mission
  • Communication
  • Knowledge of science
  • Collection and evaluation of information
  • Community and inter-occupational cooperation
  • Practical skills in drug therapy
  • Multifaceted observation and analysis
  • Lifelong self-improvement

The curriculum incorporates the three following unique educational goals in addition to the "drug education model core curriculum" common to drug education in Japan.

  1. Remedial (supplementing basic academic skills)
  2. Career development
  3. Pharmacists of the future

Each subject is broadly classified as a cultural, basic, career or specialized subject, but they are not studied independently, as the subjects are interconnected and learned sequentially. Therefore, the performance level of the students improves in stages, until they have finally mastered the eight qualities (outcome-based education: OBE).

Diploma Policy (Graduation and Degree Policy)

We confer a bachelor's degree in pharmacy to students who have acquired the prescribed credits and meet the following requirements.

  • Social responsibility and mission
    Being strongly aware of social responsibility and mission as a healthcare provider, and showing the intent to always protect people's life, health and dignity
  • Communication
    Having abilities of explanation and expression to convey information accurately, as well as to build better human relationships through communication
  • Knowledge of science
    Having the knowledge of science that is needed by a pharmacist to understand the properties of drugs, and support drug treatment.
  • Collection and Evaluation of Information
    Possessing the skill to collect and evaluate information corroborated by science and physical information from the patient necessary to implement drug treatment.

  • Community and inter-occupational cooperation
    Having fundamental ability as a professional responsible for the maintenance and promotion of health and welfare, conservation of the living environment, and edification of scientific knowledge, in cooperation with residents and other professionals in the community
  • Practical skills in drug therapy
    Having the practical skills in pharmaceutical management to comprehensively evaluate drug therapies for various conditions of patients, and propose the supply, dispensing, instructions for use and formulation of drugs, such as to secure safety and efficacy
  • Multifaceted observation and analysis
    Having the basic ability to observe and analyze natural phenomena including medical care from multilateral point of view, in order to play a role in the advancement of medicine
  • Lifelong self-improvement
    Having the intention of lifelong self-improvement to know the progress of medicine, and to meet the social requirements of a pharmacist, choosing the profession in accordance with their own aptitude