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Nihon Pharmaceutical University

Nihon Pharmaceutical University

NPU educates students to be excellent pharmacists with the knowledge and skills of Integrated Medicine, into which medicine and preventive medicine in the East and the West are combined, and with motivations to put the integrated medicine into practice.

NPU, founded in 2003, provides exciting environments that enhance best opportunities, especially for the study of the integrated medicine, thus generating a wide range of benefits to students and society.

Bearing in mind sokuin no kokoro or compassion for others as a guiding principle of education, we, as a duty and a privilege, nurture our students to work as competent pharmacists with great humanity and high standards of morals, as well as the knowledge and skills of the integrated medicine in medical settings.

In order to promote a pharmacy education in accordance with social changes, NPU was reorganized into two departments in April, 2011: the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (6-year programs) on the Saitama campus and the Department of Pharmaceutical Medical Business Sciences (4-year programs) on the Ochanomizu campus, Tokyo.
 

Nihon Pharmaceutical University Saitama Campus

NPU Saitama Campus educates students who want to become pharmacists aspiring to contribute to our society in each of the following courses:
  1. the Course of Health Pharmaceutical Sciences
  2. the Course of Kampo Pharmaceutical Sciences
  3. the Course of Medico-Pharmaceutical Sciences

Special Features of the Courses

We develop students’ abilities to understand medical services comprehensively as pharmacists, and cultivate their communication skills, which will promote an effective collaboration among medical doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and dietitians in each of the following courses:
  • the Course of Health Pharmaceutical Sciences:
    To train students to be pharmacists with ample knowledge and advanced skills who will be able to work with other medical experts or advise on patients’ health
  • the Course of Kampo Pharmaceutical Sciences:
    To train students to be pharmacists with the most advanced knowledge and skills of Kampo medicine who will be able to work with other medical experts or advise on patients’ health
  • the Course of Medico-Pharmaceutical Sciences:
    To train students to be pharmacists with advanced knowledge and skills of clinical medicine who will be able to work or advise as members of medical teams on patients’ health

Features and Characteristics

We take the following initiatives as a basis of education, recognizing that each student has individual skills, talents, and needs.
  • the pre-college academic preparation by correspondence and through schooling
  • placement tests for basic subjects
  • A class teacher (tutor) assigned to each student
  • the support system for first-year students to smoothly adjust themselves to their university lives
  • applied pharmaceutical studies I: designed for the first-year to the third-year students
  • applied pharmaceutical studies II:designed to train the fourth-year to the sixth-year students to succeed in the Computer Based Testing (CBT), the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), and the national examination for pharmacists

Support system for students

Experienced teachers are always ready to help first-year students in tutoring rooms with their study of basic subjects such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and English.

All teaching staff are assigned as class teachers (tutors) to individual students, helping them with their study and school life. They also keep close contact with students’ parents.

We lead the students how to study for attaining their goals to become competent pharmacists contributing to people’s health and welfare.
 

Nihon Pharmaceutical University Ochanomizu Campus

Responding to changes in society and the needs of medical and pharmaceutical institutions, Nihon Pharmaceutical University opened Ochanomizu Campus for the study of medical business and pharmaceutical sciences in April, 2011.

The concern for administration of medical institutions, in particular, hospitals has been increased. More capable professionals are needed, managing medical records, processing, analyzing, editing, and using data and information through their business and medical and pharmaceutical expertise.

Competent health information managers with business mind

Through our program we train our students to become competent health information managers with not only medical and pharmaceutical expertise but also the mind of business administration. These qualities are essential for the increasingly complicated management of administration of hospitals and other medical institutions.

A supreme environment for the highest quality of education

NPU Ochanomizu Campus is located in the best environment for students, offering our students great opportunities for medical trainings in cooperation with these hospitals and other medical institutions.

There are many medical experts working in the Ochanomizu district: besides medical doctors, hospital staff supporting doctors, management leaders administrating in hospitals and other medical institutions, businesspeople working in this enlarging medical fields.

Initiatives as a basis of education

  • the pre-college academic preparation by correspondence and through schooling
  • placement tests for the basic subjects
  • A class teacher (tutor) assigned to each student