Compulsory Course

Common subject

Titles of the Special lecture Introduction
To become a researcher of a high international standard in life sciences, you must acquire not only the knowledge and skills about the most advanced life sciences, but also the “sanctity-of-life” view first. As in informed consent in medicine, genetic diagnosis, cloning techniques, and regenerative medicine with ES cells, the advanced life sciences can not stand independently of bioethics. In addition, we must pay attention to the compliance of intellectual property rights and environmental consideration. In this course, you will learn the bioethics essential to the approach to life sciences from the fields of medical science, pharmaceutical sciences, basic science, and engineering.
Advanced life science
rofessors 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
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.