Compulsory Course

Common subject

Titles of the Special lecture Introduction

To be a world-class researcher in life sciences, we must acquire not only the most advanced knowledge and skills in life sciences, but also keep compliance with the sanctity of life. Without bioethics related to informed consent in medicine, genetic diagnosis, cloning techniques, and regenerative medicine with ES cells, we cannot conduct any of researches in life science research area. In addition, we must pay attention with bioethics to the compliance of intellectual property rights and environmental consideration. In this course, you will learn the bioethics of essential to the approach for life sciences from each research field of medical science, pharmaceutical sciences, basic science, and engineering.

Advanced life science
Professors belonging to multiple research areas give omnibus lectures on cutting-edge issues and techniques for the better understanding of current life sciences. The specific aim of this class is to develop life scientists, engineers, clinical doctors and pharmaceutical chemists who have profound insight into multidisciplinary sciences composed of basic science, engineering, medicine and pharmaceutical sciences.
Medical Design and Entrepreneurship

Truly useful healthcare products or services can be developed only through a needs-driven approach.  This class focuses on design thinking and biodesgin, needs-driven innovation techniques established at Stanford University.  To find the needs of the users (patients or medical providers), an innovator team observes the users’ behavior at the operation room, recovery room, and/or rehabilitation center.  Then, the team ideates a solution by brainstorming.  These processes lead to blue-sky medtech innovation. This class also deals with “pitch” to investors, which is necessary for raising start-up fund.

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