Summary

Learning at the Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care

Start of Joint Curriculum of Three Undergraduate Facilities

With the establishment of the Faculty of Pharmacy in 2008, medical-related faculties at Keio University now number three. The joint curriculum for students of the three medical-related faculties began in 2011. The aim of the joint curriculum is to promote interaction among students of the three faculties, and to nurture medical professionals who can contribute to the patient-centered group approach of applied medicine. Keio Interprofessional Development Program for Patient-Centered Medicine (KID)

Content of these courses will deeper as student progress through the three phases of learning. Initial Education is offered for first-year students of the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, and the Faculty of Pharmacy. Intermediate Education is offered for second-year students of the Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care and fourth-year students of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Pharmacy. Advanced Education is offered for fourth-year students of the Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, and sixth-year students of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Small Class Sizes, and Emphasis on Practice and On-the-job Training

Small class sizes allow learning to be centered on discussions, practice, and on-the-job training. Courses are practical and conducted in a flexible manner so that students may propose what they want to learn in class. IT and foreign language education are also carried out in small classes. Practice of nursing techniques, from basic to advanced, are covered in numerous courses, and on-the-job training gives students the opportunity to further their understanding through real-life situations.

Active Collaboration with Students of Other Faculties Fosters Mutual Growth

The Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care was the ninth faculty established at Keio University, and is coeducational. First, second, and fourth year students study at the Shonan Fujisawa Campus in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, and third year students study at the Shinanomachi Campus in Shinjuku, Tokyo. It is possible to take advantage of our multifaceted university and take courses offered by other faculties. In particular, at the main campus SFC, many students take courses offered by the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies and the Faculty of Policy Management to broaden their perspectives and to give and receive inspiration from students of other faculties.

Work on a Theme of Interest and Present Results through a Project

Fourth year students are offered Project I (Foundation) and Project II (Advanced) as elective courses. Students must choose a topic based on career plans and personal interests, create a research plan, conduct their own research, and make a final presentation representing an integration of all of their training, from the fundamentals to specialization. An outstanding characteristic of the Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care is the numerous and wide range of elective courses it offers, allowing students to pursue a theme that truly interests them.