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Doctoral Course

For international students wishing to enrol in a doctoral course NEW!!

Doctoral students from Indonesia is studying in Department of Global and Community Health Nursing from 2022. Depending on the superviser, research supervision and lectures can be conducted in English. If you are interested in enrolling doctoral course, please contact to the faculty members you want to get supervision.
Educational Objectives
To nurture excellent educators and researchers, who will promote the academic construction of nursing science through research on healthy life support and new care systems.

Admission Policy
  • Those with the ability to deepen their own awareness of problems, and explore issues through planning, including ethical considerations.
  • Those who can utilize their knowledge gained from nursing practice, and connect it to logical thinking.
  • Those who are motivated to contribute to the development of nursing and midwifery by utilizing their acquired advanced education and research skills, and also have a strong desire and will to work in nursing and midwifery education and research.
  • Those who have an eye for world-class research, and are willing to complete their research with a high level of intellectual interest and persistence.


Comprehensive Clinical Nursing

Reproductive Health Nursing

Using qualitative and quantitative methodologies, this course aims to investigate the health problems of women and their families at each life stage, as well as parent-child relationships, and nursing and support in pregnany which aims to prevent risks that threaten sexual and reproductive health.

Critical Care Nursing

This course aims to evaluate the nursing issues faced by patients and their families undergoing critical care due to acute disease, trauma or invasive treatment by employing physiology, psychology and sociology theory, approaches and methodologies.

Gerontological Nursing

Students are asked to conceptualize and research the health and social problems of elderly people and their families in order to develop multi-disciplinary approaches to aging and the nursing and care of elderly people.

Distinctive Clinical Nursing

Infection Control and Prevention

Students explore infection control and prevention nursing from a broad range of perspectives, at both individual and group levels. Research focus is on the care and prevention of nosocomial and community-acquired infections.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

The focus of research activities is on building support systems for nursing in psychiatric units, as well as the creation of support-centers and working places for people with mental illnesses. Another area of study is the development of support for children with psychological or developmental problems.

Community Health Nursing/
Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control

The focus of research activities is on health care for individuals, families and groups in the community as well as the social factors related to health and illness. While respecting the view points and sense of values of that community approaches bring, we aim to research the theories and practices related to community health assessment, health promotion and disease prevention and treatment at the community level.

Another focus of research is on sexuality related health issues in Japan and the Asian region , HIV and STI laboratory testing methods, epidemiology, prevention and care which are examined from community health and biomedical perspectives.