- Admission Policy ｜ Educational ideals/Goals ｜ Expected Student Profile ｜ Selection of Candidates ｜
- Course Introduction of Graduate School
- Latest Doctoral Dissertation
- Study Support System
- International Student Support
- Application Guidelines for Doctoral Programs in Graduate School of Medical Sciences
- “Criteria for Evaluation of Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui”
At the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Fukui, our aim is to cultivate
- Medical researchers with high-level knowledge who can scientifically and logically conduct cutting-edge medical research.
- Clinical Physicians with the ability to deliver advanced and high-level clinical care.
- High level General Practitioners, Emergency Physicians and Family Physicians who have the clinical research ability to contribute to communities and the competence of educational leadership. And our goal is developing human resources and highly specialized professionals play an active role in the society of 21th century.
Expected Student Profile
To accomplish our policies and goals, we seek the following candidates for our doctoral courses
- Those who use their scientific and logical thinking skills to conduct high-level research in the fields of medicine and life sciences.
- Those who wish to become clinical researchers with advanced and high level clinical abilities in medical fields.
- Those who wish to become General Practitioners, Emergency Physicians, or Family Physicians who can conduct research and carry out education.
Selection of Candidates
Our PhD courses welcome applicants whose goal is to pursue activities in medicine and related fields in the future.
- Enrollment: Spring (April) and fall (October). Entrance exams are offered twice a year, one for each entrance term.
- Qualification of applicants: We will consider applicants who have not majored in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or veterinary medicine for 6 years, through their qualifications, experience and research history.
- Examination: We evaluate the applicant’s language ability and expert knowledge through an English examination and oral examination about their knowledge of their desired field.
Course Introduction of Graduate School
Life Sciences Course
|FUKAZAWA Yugo||Brain Structure and Function|
|MATSUOKA Satoshi||Integrative Systems Physiology|
|SADA Kiyonao||Genome Science and Microbiology|
|SUGAI Manabu||Molecular Genetics|
|YAMADA Masami||Cell Biology and Biochemistry|
|IWAMOTO Masayuki||Molecular Neuroscience|
|KIDOYA Hiroyasu||Integrated Vascular Biology|
|OKAZAWA Hidehiko||Medical Imaging Division, Biomedical Imaging Research Center|
|KIYONO Yasushi||Molecular Imaging Division, Biomedical Imaging Research Center|
Advanced Biomedical Sciences Course
|KOBAYASHI Motohiro||Tumor Pathology|
|YAMAUCHI Takahiro||First Department of Internal Medicine|
|GOI Takanori||First Department of Surgery|
|YOSHIDA Yoshio||Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|YOSHIMURA Hitoshi||Dentistry and Oral Surgery|
|IWASAKI Hiromichi||Division of Infection & Clinical Immunology, University of Fukui Hospital|
|SAKAMAKI Ippei||Infectious Diseases|
Regenerative Medicine Section
|NAKAMOTO Yasunari||Second Department of Internal Medicine|
|ISHIZUKA Tamotsu||Third Department of Internal Medicine|
|IWANO Masayuki||Nephrology, Laboratory Medicine|
|TADA Hiroshi||Cardiovascular Medicine|
|KOSHIJI Takaaki||Second Department of Surgery|
|MATSUMINE Akihiko||Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine|
|SHIGEMI Kenji||Anesthesiology and Reanimatology|
|FUJIEDA Shigeharu||Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery|
|MORIOKA kouichi||Department of Patient Safety, Center for Patient Safety and Infection Control, University of Fukui Hospital|
Medical Information of Pathophysiology Section
|NAIKI Hironobu||Molecular Pathology|
|HIRAKU Yusuke||Environmental Health|
|SHIMADA Ichiro||Forensic Medicine and Human Genetics|
|GOTO Nobuyuki||Department of Pharmacy, University of Fukui Hospital|
Comprehensive Community Medicine Course
|HAYASHI Hiroyuki||Emergency Medicine|
|YAMAMURA Osamu||Community Medicine|
|IKAI Tomoki||Primary Health Care|
Latest Doctoral Dissertation
- Conductance Selectivity of Na+ Across the K+ Channel via Na+ Trapped in a Tortuous Trajectory
- Proteins have generally complicated structures, and to understand the mechanism of their function, approaches to getting into the nano-world are prerequisites. Potassium channels ubiquitous in cell membranes have a strict selectivity for larger K+ over smaller Na+, and the mechanism underlying the selectivity is described in the standard textbooks. We applied nano-world tools, such as single-molecule measurements and molecular dynamics simulation. We refuted the previous interpretation by showing that Na+ substantially permeates across the potassium channel for the first time. In the computer simulation, smaller Na+ is trapped in small pits here and there along the pore, leading to slow elution. On the other hand, larger K+ took a straight pass by ignoring pits. A novel ion selectivity mechanism via differential permeation rates through different trajectories is proposed.
- MITA Kenichiro (2020 graduated in fiscal year)
- Influences of Folate Supplementation on Homocysteine and Cognition in Patients with Folate Deficiency and Cognitive Impairment
- Among 1349 participants who visited the dementia outpatient clinic between, 45 patients with folate deficiency and cognitive impairment were enrolled. Folate supplementation significantly improved plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels from 25.0 ± 18.0 to 11.0 ± 4.3 nmol/mL (p＜0.001). MMSE scores also significantly changed from 20.1 ± 4.7 to 22.2 ± 4.3 (p＜0.001). The degree of change in the MMSE score and degree of hippocampal atrophy in MRI was not correlated. Folate supplementation ameliorated cognitive impairment in patients with folate deficiency regardless of hippocampal atrophy.
- HAMA Yuka (2020 graduated in fiscal year)
- Evaluation of Bleb Fluid After Baerveldt Glaucoma Implantation Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
- We evaluated bleb fluid images taken after Baerveldt glaucoma implantation. T2-weighted images of bleb fluid were scanned with 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging in 52 patients who had undergone tube-shunt surgery using the 350-mm2 endplate Baerveldt glaucoma implant; three-dimensional images were constructed from these images. Bleb fluid images were classified into either a layer of bleb fluid on either side of the endplate (double bleb layer group; n=24) or one layer outside the endplate (single bleb layer group; n=28). Despite there being no correlation between the bleb volume and the postoperative IOP (r=−0.080; P=0.57), the double bleb layer group had significantly lower postoperative IOPs than the single bleb layer group (12.3±3.8mmHg vs. 14.7±4.1mmHg, respectively; P=0.033). The single bleb layer was significantly related to higher numbers of prior intraocular surgeries (relative risk=2.85; P=0.0014). Formation of a layer of bleb fluid on either side of the endplate may have resulted in the lower postoperative IOPs after Baerveldt glaucoma implantation. Repeated intraocular surgery adversely affects formation of the double bleb layer.
- IWASAKI Kentaro (2020 graduated in fiscal year)
Study Support System
Please refer to “University of Fukui, Graduate School of Medical Sciences 2020” (Page 34) for details.
- Various support systems are available for exemption or postponement of the admission fee and tuition fee. If you would like to apply for one, please contact the academic affairs office in Matsuoka Campus (+81-776-61-8265) before you start the enrollment process (pay the admission fee or tuition fee).
- Various scholarship programs are available. If you would like to apply, please contact the academic affairs office in Matsuoka Campus (+81-776-61-8265) before you apply.
International Student Support
We offer the following support for international students to contribute to the facilitation of international exchange in education and research.
- Application for status of residence
- Incentive scholarship for privately financed international students
Please refer to “University of Fukui, Graduate School of Medical Sciences 2020” (Page 35) for details.
Application Guidelines for Doctoral Programs in Graduate School of Medical Sciences
- Doctoral course syllabus for 2021
- Doctoral course syllabus for 2020
- Doctoral course syllabus for 2019
- Doctoral course syllabus for 2018
“Criteria for Evaluation of Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui”