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Subjects for Master's Program

General Curriculum

Nursing Research Methodology
Research methodologies in nursing: types, theories and processes of quantitative and qualitative methods including data analysis.
Applied statistics
Fundamentals of data collection and evaluation of questionnaire surveys used in nursing research.
Deepen understanding of multivariate analysis and learn to use the statistics package for social scientists (SPSS).
Nursing Theory
Answer the question “What is nursing?” by studying historical changes in nursing and philosophy of science, and learn organization of nursing theory.
Discuss nursing theories and practice in light of current education and research application.

Topics
1 History of nursing and philosophy of science
2 Nursing theories
3 Development of current nursing theories
4 Education, research and practical application of current nursing theories.
Opinions on nursing ethics
As anthropology, study aspects of “life”, “individual's respect” and “human dignity” in nursing, seen through duties of specialist nurses.
Also, augment ethical sensitivities concerning leading medical treatment and daily nursing practices in nurses' work.
Gain essential skills to perform ethical surveys on relationships between medical staff and other workers and learn processes behind ethical decision making.
Further, critically discuss possibilities and limits of ethics models focused on care ethics.
1. Morality, ethics and law
2. Ethics of life and medical treatment
3. Clinical and nursing ethics
4. Care ethics and ethics of rights
5. Nursing ethics topics and nurses' roles
Consultation
Deepen understanding of model for effective consultation as an advanced nurse practitioner and fundamental theory.
Also master techniques in consultations with clients and care professionals.
Sessions 1-2. Principle concepts in consultation (Uneno)
Sessions 3-4. General system theory and symbolic interactionism (Uneno)
Sessions 5-8. Consultation processes (Uneno)
Sessions 9-12. Consultation methods: interviews techniques and communication skills (Uneno)
Sessions 13-14. Consultation in practice by a certified nurse specialist (Kaneko)
Session 15. Recap (Uneno)
Family Relationships
Social-environmental changes markedly impact on families.
Many people agree that patterns of family relationships impact on family function and in turn mental and physical health.
Examine how change in family structures and functions affect marital relationships, nuclear families, parent-child relationships and child development, especially how parent's personality, child-rearing attitude and social environment influence development of a child's personality.
Also, from recent knowledge discuss research trends and theories concerning relationships within families with healthy children and those with chronic ailments and disabilities, influence of social multi-factors on family relationships, and family relationship crisis and support etc.
Through that, grasp an overview of a comprehensive life system based on expanding and changing families, understand family relationships and pursue a method to invigorate health support by family functions.
Nursing Administration
Nursing professionals must achieve sufficient specialist knowledge and, to contribute to society, various policy problems including reforms in welfare, medical treatment and health need to be extracted and evidence-based proposals made to solve the problems.
The main focus is on essential fundamental knowledge across all fields of nursing.
In particular, focus will be on various problems related to policy and administration of welfare and treatment and knowledge essential for nursing leadership of such policies.
Learn from recognition of the fundamentals of securing and fostering human resources amongst nursing practitioners in Japan.
As for fostering human resources, discuss problems concerning policy and changes in education at nursing schools.
As for securing human resources, examine how policies have been carried out in regards to quantitative and qualitative fulfilment of nursing practitioners.
Furthermore, consider the latest medical treatment, care and welfare policies, become able to propose relevant measures and topics.
International health
Deepen understanding about present condition of health and medical treatment of people in the international society.
Learn about socioeconomic, demographic, cultural and other factors which influence people's health.
Understand concrete activities such as principles of international cooperation and international cooperation programs of various organisations in fields related to health and medical treatment.
Through simulations in group work, learn about the possibilities of activity by international society in health and medicine.
Advanced Medical Teatment and Medical Science
Remarkable progress of modern science has changed medical technology into advanced precise technology.
The driving force is elucidation of the phenomena of life at the molecular level through molecular biological methods and cell biological techniques and the ability to apply the knowledge immediately in medicine.
The course aim is for students to become more advanced and more competent nursing professionals by studying principles and methods of technology behind applied advanced medical treatment, and by learning techniques in cell biology and biochemistry and molecular biology.
Public Health Coordination
With decreased tendency for treatment to be performed wholly at a single hospital, medical cooperation within districts has become more important.
With the aim of strengthening cooperation and shared responsibility in medical treatment and welfare, in this course we will study the following:
1. Schemes to support discharge from hospital
2. Cooperation between the regional main doctor, nursing professionals and welfare workers (care managers etc).
3. Regional comprehensive and continuous medical and care management such as cooperation in medical treatment and care.
4. Schemes of shared responsibility and cooperation in care and medical treatment of those who need high level care to live at home.
Social Welfare
Welfare has been central in health and medical fields for a long time.
An important factor is that chronic cases have surpassed acute or infectious cases.
Also, the growing proportion of the increasingly frail elderly, the handicapped, and severely afflicted patients have put greater medical demand on the local community and welfare facilities.
Prevention of disease and need for care, health care and the protection of health have all become more important in recent years and greater concerns in social welfare and local communities where people carry out their everyday life.
This course includes lectures and discussions on the outlines and visions of the welfare system and social welfare required of medical and nursing stuff, from the perspective of social welfare and social work.
An aim is to learn welfare approaches that prerequisite cooperation within the fields on health, medicine and welfare which are recommended in welfare and medical settings and in the local community.
Medical Information
With accelerating health care reforms, as never seen before, hospitals have been required to be steered by stricter management.
The situation has changed much because of difficulties in securing human resources and national policy of reforming clinical functions.
In the difficult situation, more use is made of IT in order to improve overall quality of medical treatment and to increase patient satisfaction.
High specialization and strong cooperation is required within hospitals, which are aggregates of specialists.
To increase the value of human network, formation of high quality databases and advances in information networks are strongly required.
Prominent amongst them is electronic medical records (EMR) systems.
You will learn the true aim and influence of EMR systems.
Disease Mechanisms
The circulatory and blood systems will be scrutinized.
Pathophysiology, molecular physiology and molecular pharmacology of diseases within those systems will be examined.
General pathology will be studied.
Health Science
We cannot make clear distinctions between health and diseases, other than infectious ones, because they overlap to some extent.
These days, it is considered important that one lives in harmony with disease or disability.
Think about health from the viewpoint of body function and how it leads to disease when health is perturbed.
In this class, Mr Yamakura teaches the fundamentals of health science by considering chemistry and molecules at cellular level, and Mr Okada lectures about health science from physiological and pathophysiological perspectives.
Based on those lectures, participants decide health topics that they find interesting, conduct literature research and give a presentation to deepen their understanding about health.
Health economics
The aim of this class is, administrative and economical topics in nursing management.
The Japanese medical system will be outlined and appraised as to quality, efficiency, approach and fairness.
Matters concerning policy and problems in hospital management will be confirmed.
Learn basic theory of health-economics such as characteristics of the medical service finance and market failures.
Learn the health insurance system, remuneration system and characteristics of the labour market in nursing and evaluate nursing services.
Learn about hospital financial accounts and economics appraisal methods such as cost accounting and cost-effectiveness analysis.

The aim of this class is, administrative and economical topics in nursing management.
search limited sources and suggest effectively and efficiently allotment theory and methods of administration and economics in nursing management
History of Medicine and Medical Treatment
Medical workers came to occupy prominent positions in society as a specialist group in the modern era.
It is an essential literacy for medical workers to have the knowledge on history from the start of human society to the present with regards to the field of medicine.
Today, social problems regarding medical treatment and some scientific progress in medicine have become big issues in human society.
Our aim is to acquire fundamental knowledge to understand today's medical science and medical treatment from an historical perspective.
This class concerns the history of ideas concerning society and science and history of technology.
Clinical pharmacology
For the purpose of diagnosing and treating diseases, many pharmaceuticals have been supplied to patients using various methods.
Therefore, nurse professionals must have knowledge about pharmacological action, pharmacokinetics, side effects and toxicity.
Learn the cause of individuals' different reactions to drugs, which fundamental pharmaceutical treatment, the scientific basis behind pharmaceutical treatment, and clinical tests and gain fundamental knowledge in clinical pharmacology necessary for proper use of medicine.
Medical English
Acquire basic English through reading comprehension of recent texts on treatment and nursing.
In the lessons, read medical articles (with sound) from designated textbooks from VOA, New York Times, Science Daily etc, and learn how to grasp the main gist, medical vocabulary and context.
Also, develop practical reading comprehension of latest medical literature, articles and columns.
Depending on interest, practice presentations to foster a deeper understanding.
Special lecture on medical care nursing
Learn the latest information from specialists about important themes in hygiene and sanitary science necessary for medical nursing.
In 2010, we chose themes on the history of hospital buildings, possibility of legal medicine, elderly health, neurotoxology, epidemiology, developmental disorders, school health, occupational respiratory diseases, qualitative research, and the health of workers

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Specialized Curriculum

Nursing Education
1. Learn the historical changes in nursing education, and examine problems and topics in today's nursing education.
Furthermore, consider a desirable nursing education program (foundation education and continuing education).
2. Learn necessary basic knowledge in related fields including pedagogy, educational psychology and educational engineering, to develop effectively educational activities relevant to nursing education.
3. Learn about teach-study schemes and assessments. Cultivate the basic ability to develop nursing lectures.
4. Consider evaluation approaches and methods in nursing education that cultivate self-studying ability and highly motivate learners.
5. Investigate knowledge and skills relating to continuing education, such as educational approach and building an educational environment, for nursing staff to improve the quality of nursing care.

Through the above, it is possible to have a view of future developments in nursing.
Development of Nursing Skills
Question what nursing skills are.
From past and current practice and education in nursing skills, pursue future research topics in nursing skills, and pursue the future path.
Also, through a literature review, examine the scientific basis of nursing and review nursing developments.
Nursing Administration I (Theory)
Look at trends in health, medical treatment and welfare, and examine roles required of nursing managers.
Also, attend lectures on managing quality in medical treatment and nursing, management of human resource and management of efficiency, which are the three main elements required in today's nursing management.
Examine the ideal nursing management.
Take lectures on the ideal use of CNS in the hospital from the aspect of nursing management.
Sessions 1-2: Trends in reformation of the health insurance system. Specialization of nurses and CNS. Roles of nursing managers. Medical insurance systems. Medical fees and nursing remuneration.
Sessions 3-4: Valuation of quality of medical treatment and nursing, and safety. Framework of concept of medical quality. Valuation by observers. Measures of valuation of nursing quality.
Sessions 5-6: Safety management, root cause analysis, accident prevention, arrangement of the number of nurses and use of equipment.
Sessions 7-8: Financial lists and cost management of hospitals. Cost calculations by category to per patient and medical treatment. Critical path and cost management, and balanced score card.

CNS・・・I expect for most people CNS means central nervous system.
Consider defining in this case.
Nursing Administration II (Human Resource Management)
Learn how to use professional nursing manpower effectively as social organization in order to supply higher quality nursing service effectively and efficiently while the reform of medical insurance welfare proceeds.
Lecture about motivation theory, leadership theory, coaching skill and so on in order to manage by objectives and effectively use the clinical ladder system
Session 1: Introduction (Iijima)
Session 2: look at micro-macro organization theory and confirm academic positions of organization theory in human resources regulation.
(Mizuno)
Sessions 3 & 4: Understand in motivation theory the three dimensional model of desire, cognitive and recompense systems. (Mizuno)
Sessions 5 & 6: Learn personal communication and effective communication strategies in organizations (Mizuno)
Sessions 7 & 8: View managers' roles and leadership theories. Examine the effectiveness of leadership strategies (Mizuno)
Sessions 9 & 10: Introduction of a practical case of reforming a system. Think of managers' approaches and team building methods (Mizuno)
Sessions 11 and 12: Learn egogram diagnostic techniques for prompting understanding the self as a leader (Nakajima)
Sessions 13 and 14: Learn theories and techniques to increase nurses' concentration on duty (Nakajima)
Session 15: Summary (Iijima)
Health assessment
Investigate health assessment that is important for high quality nursing practice and developing nursing research.
Learn necessary assessment skills and assessment methods used in clinical places and for advanced research.
Determine health problems by assessing lifestyle, behaviour, community activity, quality of life (QOL) and psychosociological status, as well as using scientific and systemic assessment of the body.
Foster ability to support healthy lifestyles.
Adult Health Nursing I (Selfcare Support)
Comprehend the background and difficult problems of people and their families with chronic diseases.
Hear about patients' responses and behaviour theory.
Learn continuous care aimed at providing QOL for patients with chronic diseases, how to provide effective guidance and support.
Adult Health Nursing II (Developmental Support)
Investigate how people and families change and develop through experience of chronic diseases, and examine topics in medical environment and nursing.
Also, examine QOL plans such as regulation of the therapeutic environment and regulation of the social environment to support self-realization of people with chronic diseases.
Adult Health Nursing III (Medical Treatment System)
Review treatment, physical and manpower systems at acute, recovery, chronic and terminal stages for people requiring treatment for chronic diseases or injury and for people lacking ability to look after themselves.
Learn methods of restructuring treatment systems to suit each individual and examine coordination focusing on cooperation between nursing professionals.
Adult Health Nursing IV (Rehabilitation)
Examine reform policy that can be actually applied, based on the concept of specialty and rehabilitation nursing.
Specifically, examine appraisal methods and skills of rehabilitation nursing after disease onset and comprehensive assessment including physical and psychosocial states of the people needing rehabilitation due to chronic disease.
Adult Health Nursing Practice
Conduct educational activities and nursing practice, applying various theories, support resources and support systems, for complicated cases of people and families with chronic diseases.
Also, after consultation with care promoters, including nurses, solve coordination, ethical and other problems between medical health welfare staff to enable smooth running of care.
Furthermore, elucidate topics on physical, psychological, domestic and social problems found from nursing practice concerning people and families with chronic diseases.
Perform nursing interventions at the place of clinical practice to resolve problems.
Analyze collected data and summarize results.
Through this process, acquire excellent nursing powers necessary for a specialized nurse to care for people and families with chronic disease.
Maternity Nursing I (Perinatal Treatment and Care)
Understand the health issues of pregnant women and their families, examine appropriate methods of support, aim to deepen understanding about the need for support, considering next generation's health.
Understand the latest medical trends, take up major health problems during pregnancy periods, study theories needed to improve the quality of care and practical use of research findings.
Maternity nursing II (Women's health care)
See the concept of woman's health from the perspective of reproductive health and rights and aim to find ways of supporting women in improving their health in many situations, not just with regards to delivering or raising a baby.
Deepen understanding of health characteristics and development topics in women at every stage of their life.
Deepen understanding of health issues and ethical problems in women and their family at every stage of life.
Search for methods in health education and support during adolescence, puberty, menopause and old-age.

Aim to grasp concepts in many aspects of women's health from the perspective of reproductive health/rights, including child birth and child rearing.
Examine supporting ways to improve women's health in general.
After gaining a good understanding about women's development and health characteristics at each life stage, deepen understanding of woman at each life stage and her family's healthy problems and ethical problems, and examine methods of health education and help according to each time of adolescence, the mature stage, menopause, and old-age.
Child Health Nursing I (Population)
To understand children and their families in the combining of various demographic and developmental influences, the state of the art of major theories and research related to pediatric nursing and the latest information related to children and their lives will be discussed.
Teaching strategies: Lectures and seminars
Course outline:
1. Perspective in pediatric nursing
2. Application to the nursing practice of major theories and researches related to pediatric nursing
3. The rights of the child
4. Understanding the children and the care of children-Growth, development and their lives of each developmental period
5. Parental and family development and care
Child Health Nursing II (Support System)
To understand child health nursing in society, particularly regarding health medical care, the welfare, and the education, the activities and the role of the nursing will be discussed related to trend of the support system in the society, support system of the children with various health status.
Teaching strategies: Lectures and seminars
Course outline:
1 Child health nursing and the support system in the society
2 The social support system surrounding children
3 The support system for children in various situations
Child Health Nursing III (Nursing Care)
Nursing care of children with special needs and disorders will be discussed based on theories, researches and the latest information.
Teaching strategies: Lectures and seminars
Course outline:
1. Pediatric nursing and ethics
2. Child Health promotion
3. Nursing care of children with special needs and disorders, including:
Chronic Illness Acute Illness Congenital Disease
Developmental Deficit Child Abuse
Child Health Nursing IV (Advanced Nursing Practice)
We studies theories, researches, cross-domain collaboration, care systems, and care management for advanced nursing practice of children.
The tusks and the role of professional nurses regarding the actual conditions will be discussed.
Teaching strategies: Lectures and seminars
Course outline:
1 The function and the role of professional nurses for children
2 The actual conditions of the child health nursing and the role of professional nurses for children
3 The tasks and the role of professional nurses for children regarding the actual conditions
Child Health Nursing Practice
Through pediatric nursing practice and pursuing topics, develop practical ability of child health nurse specialists in places delivering advanced or local medical treatment. Also, by caring for children in difficult conditions, learn practical skills (nursing practice, consultation, coordination, education and ethical coordination) in child care as a certified nurse specialist for children, and develop self-reliant activities.
Community Nursing I (Public Health Nursing Principles)
1. Understand various theories and concepts concerning community nursing about health promotion and disease prevention in individuals, families and groups, and understand the community care system.
2. Understand health care systems in municipal administrative units (prefectures, cities, towns and villages) and health care systems in work site and schools.
3. Learn support theory of groups, community care system organization, development of resources and consultation skills.
4. Take on responsibility of acting as a nursing worker with consideration to ethical topics in community nursing activities.
Community Nursing II (Public Hygiene Activities)
Learn schemes for maintaining well-being and health throughout a lifetime.
Explore health care activities, pioneering activities and schemes for maintaining and promoting thier own health in the community, focusing on work site, schools and community .
Learn fundamental knowledge such as development of society resources which are necessary for connection of each group and implementation of health policies.
Cultivate the ability to support healthy life in the community.
Home Nursing I
Examine support for people and families who live with disabilities in the community.
Take lectures and learn research theories underpinning the basics of home health care and theories integrating practical nursing and support.

Main learning contents (Higuchi 12 sessions and Kotake 3 sessions)
1. Background and problems in home health care (Higuchi)
2. Opportunities, subjects and features in home care activity (Higuchi)
3. Family as a subject (Higuchi)
4. Conditions that make home care possible. Home care and health medical welfare resources (Kotake).
5. Team work in care and nursing involving care (Higuchi)
6. Supporting hospital discharge, continuous nursing and home-visit nursing systems (Higuchi)
7. Views and problems on home care (Higuchi)
Home nursing II (Life Support)
Participate in local nursing activities and analyse and collect cases and materials related to nursing activities in peoples' homes.
From that, grasp ability to develop roles in private home nursing concerning medical health welfare, appraisal, practice and schemes of nursing activities aimed at the disabled living in the community
1. Depending on the cases, investigate care management, appraisals, practice, nursing activity schemes, and news analysis of home care
2. Consider new social resources and topics concerning nursing activities in the home related to home nursing care systems through cases of continuous care or when care is switched from home care.
3. Investigate how to improve methods of supporting people with living difficulties and health issues and their families as units by participating in or observing nursing activities in homes.
The main content of study
- medical welfare care system and private home nursing
- outlines of health visits, continuous nursing today, tools for continuous nursing
- current status and background to supporting patients discharged from hospital and related medical welfare resources
- expansion and roles of nurse professionals involved in supporting patients discharged from hospital
Mental Health Nursing (Medical Treatment and Welfare)
The trend of mental health in Japan is examined, and understanding of the welfare system of medical treatment of mental health is deepened.
In addition, insights into human rights of mentally disabled are deepened by looking at social problems concerning mentally disabled today and during the history of psychiatric treatment.
Mental Health Nursing II (Lifestyle Appraisal)
To develop an understanding of psychiatric diseases and people with psychiatric problems, understand fundamental theories on evaluating living with psychiatric issues, and examine activities in nursing practice.
Mental Health Nursing III (Treatment Methodology)
Deepen understanding of psychiatric therapy, and examine approaches in symptom management and in treatment in nursing practice.
Mental Health Nursing IV (Liaison in Mental Health Nursing)
Foster high competency in liaison nursing skills based on a high level of knowledge.
Further examine support methods and knowledge for nurses to deal with problems concerning mental health, difficult patients and psychiatric health problems occurring with physical diseases that are the focus of liaison psychiatric nursing.
Mental Health Nursing Practice
1. Role practice: Observe consultation, collabolation, clinical and professional care activities, ethical nursing activities, education and research, and further deepen students' knowledge of the role and function of psychiatric mental health Nursing.
2. Advanced nursing practice: Integrate theory and knowledge learnt from mental nursing care theory and evidence-based seminars. Increase practical ability by expanding six roles through examples.
Oncology Nursing
Course aims:
To provide students with the latest knowledge about cancer-related nursing care and techniques.
To develop students' understanding of the necessary concepts and theories to the support practical work of oncology nursing.

Course outline:
The following topics will be covered in lectures and seminars.

1.trends and topics in oncology nursing
2.concepts and theories of oncology nursing
3.methods for applying theory to cancer cases
4.theoretical analysis of cancer cases

Note:
Classes require an independent attitude toward study.
Presentations require students to investigate assignments in advance and prepare appropriate materials so that others can understand.
Discussions related to the presentations should demonstrate deep understanding of the topic and ability to constructively express opinions.
Oncology Nursing Pathology
Course aims:
To deepen students' knowledge of the types and effects of cancer, diagnoses and treatment.
To further understanding of functional changes in patients with cancer and further develop practical methods of care.
Course outline:
The course will be conducted in an omnibus style and include the following topics:

1.pathophysiology of cancer
2.diagnosis of cancer
3.treatment for cancer
4.latest diagnoses and modern treatments for different types of cancer
5.trends and topics in oncology
6.understanding body changes in patients with cancer and methods of practical nursing care

Note:
Classes 1-5 will be conducted by teams of various medical researchers.
Students are expected to participate actively and engage in constructive discussions with cancer professionals of various backgrounds including medical doctors, pharmacologists, medical physicists, and others.
Oncology Nursing Support I
Course aims:
To understand the overall experience of the patient with cancer and family, including the periods of diagnosis, treatment, recurrence, and end-of-life and to develop a high level of sense of ethics and nursing judgment in order to give the best nursing care.
In addition, to provide health education in cancer prevention, total pain care, and post-treatment life care management.
Course outline:

1.the experience of patients and their families after diagnosis of cancer
2.ethical problems relating to cancer nursing
3.assessment of patients with cancer and their families
4.nursing care for patients with cancer and their families living together

Note:
The course requires an independent attitude toward study.
By completing the special seminars on oncology nursing;, Principles and Practice of Oncology Nursing, Advanced Nursing Practice of Oncology Nursing Iand II, students will be able to determine and develop their own research programs.
Oncology Nursing Support II
Course aims:
To foster high competency in nursing skills based on a high level of knowledge, while developing an understanding of cancer team care.
Course outline:

1.conditions and issues in current cancer team care
2.cancer rehabilitation
3.analysis and investigation of cases of cancer team care
4.roles and prospects of Certified Nurse Specialist in Cancer Nursing in cancer team care

Note:
The course requires an independent attitude toward study.
By completing the special seminars on oncology nursing;, Principles and Practice of Oncology Nursing, Advanced Nursing Practice of Oncology Nursing Iand II, students will be able to determine and develop their own research programs.
Oncology Nursing Practice
Course aims:
To employ a high level of knowledge, precise clinical judgement and expert techniques as a nursing specialist, in complicated situations of cancer patients and their families, in order to develop the ability to put high quality nursing into practice as a specialist, based on a high level of ethics.
Furthermore, to foster an ability to develop a new role for the cancer specialist nurse, through discussions on the cancer nursing field, and putting into practice cancer nursing activities, ethical nursing activities, and that what they have learned, as well as engaging in research in the field.
Course Format:
[Students will] take on patients with complicated cancer situations, and practice goal-focused nursing.
[They will] learn about the role of the cancer specialist nurse by attending discussions with, and experience practical training and examples of nursing activities given by, cancer nursing specialists (and nurses with advanced nursing skills), aimed at the care provider, including general nursing practitioners.
[Students will] put into practice what they have learned through taking part in discussions etc.
together with cancer specialist nurses (as well as with nurses who have experience in cancer nursing skills)
During the practical experience, [students will] be supervised by their leader (a cancer specialist nurse, a nurse with experience in cancer nursing, or their instructor), and will discuss their practical nursing experiences in regular meetings.
Analysing and evaluating the contents of the practical-learning experience, reports summarising each of the following topics will be written.
1.A report on the application of nursing applied at the site of a clinic to complicated cancer cases (details of the application as well as an analysis and evaluation of the nursing).
2.A report on the practical implementation of the nursing role as a cancer specialist nurse.
3.A report on the state of role and education of cancer specialist nurses.
Some points to consider on attending classes:
[Students will] chose one area connected to cancer specialised nursing, and undertake practical training to clarify their understanding of the subject.
The practical training period is planned to take place, in principle, from April ? September during the second year.
The length of the practical training period depends on how well students achieve their goals.
Practical training is planned to take place at Juntendo Clinic at Juntendo University Hospital, Ariake Cancer Research Institute, and at the National Cancer Centre (Central Hospital and Eastern Hospital).
Infection Control Nursing
Study pathogenic microbe and infectious immunology, essential basic knowledge in controlling infections.
Learn risk management and knowledge in public hygiene essential for practice in infection control nursing
Infection Control Nursing II (Prevention and Management)
Study organizational infection control management and structure of infection control systems in the local community and treatment and welfare facilities.
Understand problems associated with the danger of infections in people such as patients with or susceptible to infections.
Develop knowledge and ability to appraise that is necessary to expand nursing care.
Infection Control Nursing III (Nursing Support)
Learn the role of nurses for proper implementation of infection prevention nursing for people susceptible to infection in the local community and treatment and welfare facilities.
Gain knowledge to practice in concrete infection control and infection control nursing.
Infection Control Nursing IV (Infection Control System)
Deepen understanding of liaison between various workers by examining the importance of medical practitioners' health management, education and management in hospitals, nursing activities to prevent infection in cities and hospitals, and activities and roles of people involved in them.
Foster ability to expand infection control nursing.
Infection Control Nursing Practice
In order to foster abilities required by nurses specializing in infection control, develop practical nursing ability, learn methods in data collection and analysis and in surveillance of infections for problem solving.
Also, with regards to patients with or susceptible to infectious diseases, employ specialist knowledge and skills to prevent infections from occurring or spreading in hospitals, gain practice in consulting with infected patients and their families and in management and comprehensive care of such patients.
Foster ability to perform research and develop educational methods.
In addition, clarify problems about infection prevention in health and welfare facilities and the present situation regarding local infection prevention schemes in health centres and practical nursing of people in their homes.
Foster ability to manage local infection prevention schemes and the ability in nursing intervention with the view to prevent the occurrence and spreading of infections.
Gerontological Nursing I (Assessment Method)
The aim of this class is that students acquire the knowledge to assess elderly, and their ability to consider the subjects on the assessment of elderly with the complexity of situation and condition is enhanced.

The study contents are following:

・the basic concept in relation to aging change and healthy life of elderly
・the tools and methods to assess the problems of health and life of elderly
・the theory and practical manner to include health and life of elderly
Gerontological Nursing II (Nursing Support Method)
The aim of this class is that students study and integrate nursing theory, the results of study and the knowledge in different disciplines, and their ability to analyze and assess practical nursing to elderly and their families is enhanced.

The nursing areas to analyze are following:
・health promotion
・nursing for elderly to have medical treatment in hospital
・nursing for elderly from being admitted to hospital until discharge
・nursing for elderly to have medical treatment at home
・terminal care for elderly
・nursing for family of elderly
Gerontological Nursing III (Support System)
The aim of this class is that students know the support systems for elderly, and their ability to construct required support systems and to use practically is acquired.

The study contents are following:
・the systems and policy of health, medical and welfare and nursing policy related with elderly
・ methods of nursing management related with elderly
・ the support systems of medical treatment, care and health promotion for elderly
・ the practical knowledge to construct and use support systems for elderly
Gerontological Nursing IV (Dementia Care)
The aim of this class is that students study the various methods to support demented elderly and their family member, and their ability to find the nursing subject and improve the situation is enhanced.

The study contents are following:
・medical treatment and care system for dementia patients
・environment on life and behavior of demented elderly
・methods to assess demented elderly
・care to support demented elderly
・care to support family member of demented elderly
Gerontological Nursing Practice
This class is consists of two parts:
1. To acquire the ability of advanced nursing practice for elderly and their family members, and to learn the method of working in cooperation with various professions and consultation to continue nursing, students practice nursing in a hospital or a long-term care setting, and a home visit nursing station.
2. To enhance the practical ability of nursing and care management for demented elderly with complication on their body, students practice nursing in a hospital or a long-term care setting.