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Faculties and Departments

Hokuriku University consists of five faculties:

1. Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2. Faculty of Medical Health Sciences
3. Faculty of International Communication
4. Faculty of Economics and Management
5. School of Future Learning


The Admission Policy (AP), Curriculum Policy (CP) and Diploma Policy (DP) for each faculty is detailed below.


Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Admission policy

  1. A person who has an inquiring mind and a strong interest in nature and life
  2. A person who is cooperative and considerate of other people
  3. A person enthusiastic about contributing as a pharmacist in medical welfare and health improvement in Japan and overseas
  4. A person who can act constructively given any situation


Curriculum Policy

As well as education based onPharmaceutical education model. Core curriculumwe provide pharmaceutical education that focuses on developing the required skills as a health worker while raising general ability to judge and at a high cultural level as stated below.

  1. We provide liberal education necessary to develop great abilities, kindness and consciousness as a person as well as self-awareness and personal traits important to a health worker, such as ethics, sense of duty, responsibility.
  2. For deeper understanding of medicine we provide pharmaceutical education based on the latest research.
  3. In order to train health workers well informed about general medical care aiming for whole health care, we provide education that cultivates accurate knowledge and skills from both western and eastern medicine.  
  4. We provide pharmaceutical education necessary to raise pharmacists with practical skills.
  5. By establishing special courses such as Advanced medical practice for pharmacists, Eastern medicine practice, Health care, medicine and pharmacology practice we provide advanced practice that responds to the needs of every student.
  6. In order to form skills that allow to solve problems on a scientific basis we assign students to different laboratories and organize pharmaceutical research on various research subjects in small groups.
  7. We organize joint pharmaceutical practice for students in order to develop knowledge, skills and behaviour necessary for a pharmacist.

Diploma policy

  In order to achieve our goal of training capable professionals we widely search for students who can study hard while maintaining a sense of individuality upon the principles below:

  1. Develop moral values necessary for a health worker
  2. Acquire sound knowledge, technical and communication skills  as a medical worker
  3. Be able to use acquired knowledge and skills in practice to solve various problems


Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Admission Policy

  Our aim at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Department of Medical Technology, is to raise technical experts in the medical sphere with moral values, sense of duty and responsibility necessary for a medical worker as well as knowledge and skills in clinical examination and clinical engineering, who are capable of teamwork and can keep up with constant changes in medical equipment and technology. We admit students who have qualities, skills and motivation as stated below: Those who have a good educational basis necessary to acquire medical knowledge and skills

  1. Those who are cooperative and considerate of other people
  2. Those who can act constructively in any situation
  3. Those who are enthusiastic about contributing in medicine and health care and have a strong interest and motivation in these spheres
  4. Those who can clearly explain their point of view


  During the entrance examination a
general test, individual academic ability examination, an interview are conducted, student's school report and writing a short essay are also required. The abilities and qualities of applicants are evaluated. One needs basic knowledge on scientific subjects (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology) for theoretical and scientific studies that take place in the Department of Medical Technology, and knowledge on humanities (Japanese and English languages) to be able to write logically and communicate well. An applicant needs to have completed these courses at a high school level.

Curriculum Policy

  In order to achieve our goal of training capable professionals at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Department of Medical Technology, education is based on the following policy:

  1. As well as providing wide general education in medical sphere, we arrange courses that allow students to develop communication skills.
  2. We arrange classes to deepen basic knowledge on clinical examination and clinical engineering necessary for mastering practical knowledge and skills required for medical work.
  3. We arrange classes to train medical engineers who can safely use knowledge and skills mastered in the fields of clinical engineering and clinical examination while working with constantly changing medical equipment and technology.
  4. We arrange classes that raise an attitude of a lifetime learning, cultivating an ability to solve problems on scientific basis.

Diploma Policy

In order to achieve our goal of training capable professionals we search for students who can study hard while maintaining a sense of individuality as stated below:

- Knowledge & Understanding

  Understanding knowledge and skills of a medical engineer.
  Developing moral values, sense of duty, responsibility and acquiring a broad general education as a medical worker. 

- Thinking & Judging

  Being able to make accurate judgment in different circumstances.

- Interest & Motivation

  Being able to actively absorb further knowledge and skills keeping up with constant changes in medical equipment and technology.

- Behaviour

  Being cooperative and considerable of others possessing sense of duty and responsibility of a medical engineer.

- Skills & Expression

  Being able to safely use mastered knowledge on medical engineering.
  Demonstrating communication skills as a member of a medical team.

 

 

Faculty of International Communication

Admission Policy

  Our aim is to raise globally oriented professionals who have language skills and international vision and are able to form a connection between a region and the world, contributing to globalisation of regional community and industry. We admit students who have qualities, skills and motivation as stated below:

  1. Those who intend to grow personally while studying at the university and become independent members of society with a sense of individuality, future aim and vision.
  2. Those who want to actively contribute to regional development, understanding the importance of communication with other people and constantly learning through it.  
  3. Those who are interested in learning English, Chinese and other foreign languages and studying overseas.
  4. Those with Japanese language ability high enough to understand university lectures getting basic education.
  5. Those with an ability to use basic knowledge of foreign languages (English, Chinese).


  During the entrance examination a
general test, individual academic ability examination, an interview are conducted, student's school report and writing a short essay are also needed. The abilities and qualities of applicants are evaluated. A special attention is payed to internationally oriented world view and communication skills based on knowledge of foreign languages as these qualities are important to study at the faculty. That is why basic knowledge of foreign languages and humanities (society, Japanese language) is necessary. An applicant needs to have completed these courses at the high school level.

Curriculum Policy

  Our aim at the Faculty of International Communication is to raise internationally-minded individuals with a deep understanding of other cultures, practical language and communication skills, a special knowledge of both Japanese and foreign cultures, who will connect a region and the world using their knowledge of foreign languages and contribute to globalisation of regional community and industry. Thus our education is based on the following 6 principles.

  1. Students learn both English and Chinese during their first year, and then from their second year continue learning one language intensively, systematically improving their language and communication skills, and thus deepening their knowledge and understanding of foreign culture.  
  2. During their studies students focus on gaining special knowledge and understanding of culture, tourism and international relations that contribute to regional development.
  3. Furthermore, the educational course has been devised to provide relevance between the different fields allowing the students' interest and understanding to be deepened.
  4. During the first year, special attention is payed to literacy development (ability to use acquired knowledge in practice, Japanese language literacy) and active learning.
  5. In order to develop ability to use foreign languages in practice we make it possible for every student to go studying overseas short or long term.  
  6. To develop problem solving and group work skills we organize classes in a form of interregional projects, using local and global community as a work field.
  7. So that students would be able to plan their future looking back at their education and being conscious about their connection with society, we organize professional orientation classes and teach basic knowledge of humanities, sociology and natural sciences, necessary for an adult.

Diploma Policy

  In order to achieve our goal of training capable professionals we search for students who can study hard while maintaining a sense of individuality as stated below:

- Knowledge & Understanding

  Acquiring practical knowledge of foreign languages and communication skills, understanding international situation, strong points of Japan, especially the Hokuriku region.
  Developing knowledge and ability to see true nature of things even in previously unexperienced circumstances using acquired education.

- Behaviour & Thinking

  Studying abroad and raising spirit of challenge necessary to fly out to the global community through this experience.

  Respecting other cultures, tolerating differences, learning to coexist with others aiming for a better society.

  Universal skills

  Learning to cooperate and coexist with people of different cultural and social background through joint activities with foreign students, study and internship abroad.

  Comprehensive education experience & Creative thinking ability

  Developing ability to grapple with real problems of local community and use acquired knowledge finding a solution to problems that don't have a right answer through Problem Based Learning (PBL) and field work.  

 

Faculty of Economics and Management

 Admission Policy

  We are looking for people who are energetic and enthusiastic, have definite motivation to study at the Faculty of Economics and Management, are interested in movements of modern society and full of curiosity, aiming for contributing to global community.

Curriculum Policy

  Our curriculum policy consists of the following 3 pillars.

1.  Education based on humanism and human ability in order to cultivate a broad and rich cultural heritage to achieve the objectives of training human resources.

2.  Practical education allowing students to respond to the transformation of the times as well as acquiring the practical skills required for today's society.

3.  Internationally minded education for students to be able to act in today's global age.


  Thus our education is based on the following 4 principles.

1. Acquiring knowledge of economics and law necessary for management

2. Training communication skills based on an open mind and good education and necessary to deal with various problems of modern society  

3. Developing students' ability to notice problems and find a solution based on accurate judgement

4. Acquiring practical skills of foreign languages enough to be used in global community

Diploma Policy

  1. Students who are open-minded, well-educated, have moral values necessary for an adult member of society and can flexibly respond to various problems
  2. Students with general management skills that allow to work in different spheres including economics, law and sports
  3. Students who can positively interact with local and global community as a leader

 

 


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 The below information refers to the School of Future Learning and stopped accepting new students as of 2017. This information is for reference only.

The School of Future Learning was established in 2004. It is a four-year curriculum consisting of the Department of International Management and Department of International Liberal Arts. Fields of study in the Department of International Management include management, economics, law, finance and accounting. The Department of International Liberal Arts offers majors in Japanese language and Japanese language education, English or Chinese, while students take subjects such as liberal arts, cultural studies, tourism, international relations and regional studies. This form of curriculum allows students to tailor their education acquire the knowledge necessary to develop as internationally minded individuals.

1. Department of International Management
  - Management and Marketing Course
  - International Economics and Commerce Course
  - Finance and Accounting Course
  - Corporate Law Course
  - Medical Management Course

2. Department of International Liberal Arts
  - International Relations Course
  - Cultural Studies Course
  - English Studies Course
  - Japanese Studies and Japanese Language Education Course
  - Tourism Course