CURRICULUM

Four capabilities fostered in this program

“Humanics” is a discipline that sheds light on the fundamental principles of physiology and pathology of the human, generating new science and technology to achieve a healthy and comfortable life of human beings in the society. The Ph.D. Program in Humanics cultivates leaders with doctoral-level knowledge and skills in the fields of both biomedical sciences and physical sciences/engineering/informatics, as well as the capacity to integrate two or more research fields and to apply them in human society.

1 Bi-disciplinary Expertise

The capability to integrate two or more research fields based on doctoral-level knowledge and skills in biomedical sciences and one of physical sciences/engineering/informatics.

2 Capability of Problem Discovery

The capability to understand and explain the global trends in biomedical sciences and physical sciences/engineering/informatics, and to formulate a new paradigm by conducting the integrated researches through the bi-disciplinary expertise.

3 Capability of Breakthrough

The capability to overcome difficulties sincerely and earnestly by conducting the integrated researches with biomedical sciences and one of physical sciences/engineering/informatics.

4 Capability of Accomplishment

The capability to explain the academic and social impacts of the integrated researches to society, and to plan the commercialization of findings.

Unique subjects

The Ph.D. Program in Humanics nurtures leaders who are willing to work on a global stage through entrepreneurship education, internships, and overseas lab rotation etc. Students also learn basic medicine, clinical medicine, and physical sciences/engineering/informatics through lectures and exercises combined with e-learning and PBL (Problem-based learning) in addition to the double mentor system to cultivate the bi-disciplinary expertise.

Common Subjects

Seminar, Research ethics (COMPULSORY: 4 CREDITS  COMPULSORY ELECTIVE: 2 CREDITS)

  • Initiation Subsect
  • Transferable Skills
  • Problem Discovery Ability
  • Research Executive Ability

Basic Specialized Subjects

Biomedical Sciences and/or Physical Sciences/Engineering/Informatics
From basic to advanced subjects including clinical medicines

  • Basic Subjects
  • Biomedical Science Subjects
  • Physical Sciences/Engineering/Informatics

Humanics Specialized Subjects

Lab activity (COMPULSORY: 24 CREDITS)

Flow from pre-admission to completion of this program

Humanics is a five-year Ph.D. program (we do not provide master’s degree). The program aims to nurture leaders who can formulate a new paradigm by conducting the integrated researches through outstanding bi-disciplinary expertise consisting of biomedical sciences and one of physical sciences/engineering/informatics.

Pre-admission

The Ph.D. Program in Humanics awards either PhD in Medical Sciences, PhD in Science, or PhD in Engineering. Qualifying Examination (QE) will be conducted for students who have earned more than 35 credits, and evaluates the ability to propose integrated research plans through the bi-disciplinary expertise consisting of biomedical sciences and one of physical sciences/engineering/informatics. The QE can be carried out earlier depending on the achievement, and has to be passed by the end of the second year.

The dissertation defense is conducted for students who have earned more than 45 credits and have reached a certain assessment level of the learning portfolio. The ability to tackle emerging issues through the bi-disciplinary expertise and the ability to identify issues that could formulate a new paradigm will be evaluated.

Syllabus

Here you can download the syllabus.