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Outline of Curriculum

Outline of Curriculum

Constitution of Doctorate Course

Basic Subjects

Three elective classes are provided in order to broaden perspective in the study of nursing practice. Methodology in Practical Teaching deals with pedagogical issues and methods in general society. Organization Management lays its emphasis on the characteristics of nursing service at health maintenance, medical, welfare, and care institutions. Basic skills in technical research activities are the main point in Inquiry into Health Care Needs.

Major Subjects

1. Methodology in Integrated Practical Nursing Studies I/II

The goals of nursing while exploring issues concerning health promotion, growth and development, and convalescence time based on the human life cycle are treated in I. Management of the conditions and surrounding environment in order to support families, communities, and general situations involving child-rearing, care giving, and medical treatment are the focus in II.

2. Seminar on Integrated Practical Nursing Studies

This special seminar attempts to inquire into the perspective for reformation of nursing practice based both on care-recipient demand and on basic skills as a teacher of nursing. This course consists of three classes: Nursing Administration and Policy, Nursing Ethics, and Nursing Education. The first one is on the reconsideration of concrete problems in prefectural policy making processes. Ethical issues in the medical field concerning the patient rights of the recipients are the central points of the second. The final class emphasizes the systematic method in exploring and teaching nursing practice. These classes require written work, which leads to supplementary treatises for the doctorate dissertation.

3. Dissertation Research on Integrated Practical Nursing Studies

The students are required to select and decide their own topics, make research process plans and write a doctorate dissertation. Academic supervision is on an individual basis.

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