The Undergraduate School of Health Sciences consists of the Department of Nursing, which is geared toward the acquisition of national qualifications in hospital nursing and public health nursing, and the Department of Social Work, which is geared toward the acquisition of national qualifications in social work, mental health and nursing care. In order to improve the quality of life for people with illnesses or disabilities it is important to have a sense of humanity and warmth and a broad education in addition to possessing specialized knowledge and skills, based on the common keyword of a work influencing the lives of people. With the benefits of a campus that operates in conjunction with Tokai University Hospitals as well as direct access to the considerable resources of Tokai University, you can embark on a secure career as a specialist in the health care and welfare sector.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to self-motivated study along with an appreciation of and desire to attain the educational objectives of the Undergraduate School of Health Sciences as follows. The academic discipline known as health science is concerned with people, and in particular the human soul. The Undergraduate School of Health Sciences aims to produce professionals in the health care, medical and social work sectors who are equipped with practical human care skills predicated on respect for basic human rights, communication skills based on warmth and empathy, a sense of humility and a broad education. Students also learn how to work effectively as part of a team of professionals with different skill sets, and acquire the capacity for autonomous study and the ability to perform in Japan and overseas.
The demands and expectations of nurses are changing every year. The Department of Nursing equips hospital and public health nurses with the skills to improve health and welfare outcomes in a wide range of areas in line with the needs of modern society. The curriculum encompasses both the humanities and scientific knowledge, nurturing balanced warmth and empathy, and includes many subjects that explore the connections between the environment, society and people. With the increasing emphasis on team-based health care and medical services, in line with advancements in the medical sector, it is important to coordinate with other professionals in the field.
There are many heart-rending social stresses and issues in society, such as child abuse, homelessness, and deaths that go unnoticed. The Department of Social Work equips graduates with the skills to address these sorts of issues. In addition to specialist studies, students receive a broad education in a range of general subjects, which is designed to encourage motivation and enthusiasm for taking action. The curriculum features a strong emphasis on individualized instruction, with small classes and seminar presentations. There are also many tie-ups with the various medical departments of Tokai University and the affiliated hospital at Isehara campus. Fourth year students have access to a variety of support services in preparation for the national examination.