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Faculty & Graduate school


Outline of the departments / Features of the curriculum

Department of Medical School

The department provides outcome competency-based education(OBE), instead of conventional course-based education that requires only the acquisition of requisite school credits. In OBE, the curriculum is composed to warrant the achievement of predetermined requisite competences that all medical students have to master at their graduation. To further confirm the achievement, the department has employed an outcome competency-based spiral curriculum, in which the students at each grade approach the goal in a steady manner by rounding all of the four competency areas listed below (Competency areas I - IV).
Educational outcome of the NCU Medical School
NCU presents the outcome competencies of medical education in 17 items grouped in the following four competency areas. At each grade, the students gradually acquire the competencies in all of these four areas in a well-balanced manner so that they can steadily satisfy and complete the requirements by their graduation.
Four areas of outcome competencies of the medical education in NCU
【Area I】Doctor as a Scientist
【Area II】Doctor as a Clinician
【Area III】Doctor in the Communities
【Area IV】Doctor as a Professional
Professional education of the Medical School
The Medical School aims to prepare medical doctors and medical scientists to possess excellence, humanism, accountability, and altruism.

Since the ultimate goal of medicine is health enhancement and social welfare, it requires the highest level of humanism and ethics based on advanced health sciences and technologies. The students of the Medical School acquire the knowledge about various diseases according to the structural and functional abnormalities of humans and their relationships with patients' natural and social environment and lifestyle, the ability to provide appropriate preventive treatment and care, and the ethics in making appropriate use of such ability in the society. Also, the students enhance their ability to solve various medical problems and thereby contribute as scientists to the development of basic and clinical medical sciences.