Looking to prospective employers, we develop an ability to research, plan,
and develop in the fields of health, medicine, and drug discovery.
- Goals of the Department of Health and Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Three strengths of our department
- Eight features of our department
- Learning in our department
- Current topics in the Department of Health and Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Message from the Department Chair
- Developing original cosmetics
- Now we are working hard on research.
Goals of the Department of Health and
Our goal is to develop people who will be able to contribute to society and be active in medical fields as well as the health and life sciences.
Students can choose from among three programs which offer a variety of specialized subjects. Completion of coursework and graduation research will lead to students finding employment.
You can choose a set of subjects that will help you become the person you want to be, also adding classes from other courses to build your own individualized plan. Our most popular course is the health and pharmacological-science-based Cosmetics Research Course. All the subjects in this course are elective, but a full 75% of our students are enthusiastic about taking them. Cosmetics are something women use every day: have you ever wished there were a different type of cosmetic, or dreamed of being able to make one? And did you know that the cosmetic counselors who work in cosmetics departments at department stores are university graduates?
Our Department offers a complete, unique curriculum of Introduction to Cosmetology, Dermatology, Experimental Cosmetology and Clinical Cosmetology, plus Asian Esthetics, taught by our top-rate teachers. Also, our graduates' jobs are changing from being a cosmetics counselor to using this experience as a stepping stone to work in cosmetics development and planning. Would you like to forge a path in developing and producing new cosmetics? We also offer paths to become supplement advisors, registered sellers, or medical sales representatives.
Find a job that suits you!
Over the past few years, the number one choice for employment has been companies involved in clinical trials seeking to obtain approval and authorization in Japan for medicines useful in medical treatment of people. It is an important field in which one can use one's knowledge of pharmacy at work, and an area that has need of women's attentiveness and perseverance. We offer classes covering the effects of drugs; the forms of drug; the relationship between drugs and disease; and statistics, necessary for evaluating the efficacy of a drug.
There are also graduates who find employment as teachers in public and private schools, or work in the public sector. Regarding these types of employment, the employment rate has been 100% for the past 3 years.
Improving yourself to think for the future.
Beginning in the third year, students start their graduation research, working toward completion of their graduation thesis, the summation of their whole education in the Department. When you hear the word "research", you do not have to imagine something daunting. For each course there are support labs, and faculty members to give guidance. You will compose your thesis while talking over your results with your teachers. This is where it becomes important to foster your ability to really think about results. As the old saying goes, one becomes good at doing what one likes doing.
Learn to love experimentation, and along with completing your thesis, you can grow your own abilities and become able to realize your dreams for your future work. If you become interested in pursuing further experiment, there is also the option of continuing on to graduate studies, either here or at other universities. These studies will surely give you the strength to become what you wish to be. If you take an interest in pharmacy, medicine, and health, and if you enjoy doing experiments, our Department awaits.
Three strengths of the Department of Health and
1.Learn from a wide range of subjects from chemistry to medicine in order to be a professional in the life sciences.
The 21st century is the age of life sciences and biosciences. The fruits of bioscientific research are being put to use across a wide range of fields, from the development of new drugs, to regenerative medicine and preventive medicine, to environmental conservation. This is why the importance of life-science professionals is increasing more and more. The most distinguishing feature of the School of Pharmacy is its wide scope, ranging from chemistry to medicine. The department of Health and Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences is the best path towards gaining understanding of the expanding world of the life sciences.
2.As a pharmacy student, support patients' health and safety.
Pharmaceutical chemists are the ones who connect chemical substances to people, with life sciences as the foundation. They are not only involved in the making of medicine, but in supervising the chemical substances that interact with people through their food and their life environments, in order to support people's health and safely. There are also many paths that are open to life-science professionals and pharmaceutical chemists.
In four years of study, you can find your own potential.
3.We are proud of our 100% job placement rate.
Our Department has a 100% placement rate for both those seeking employment and those seeking graduate school placement. Graduates work in all sorts of areas, including at companies involved in clinical trials, as science teachers at public and private junior and senior high schools, in government, at pharmaceutical companies, and at cosmetics companies.
Main employers of our 2019 graduates:
Some of our graduates went on to graduate school, while others went to work for: Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Zensei Yakuhin, K. K.; Sato Yakuhin Kogyo Co., Ltd.; Nippon Zoki Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Fujimoto Pharmaceutical Corp.; Mylan Pharmaceuticals N. V.; EP-SOGO Co., Ltd.; RPM Co., Ltd.; EPS Corp.; Ethic Co., Ltd.
Main employers of our 2018 graduates:
Some of our graduates went on to graduate school, while others went to work for: Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Zensei Yakuhin, K. K.; Sato Yakuhin Kogyo Co., Ltd.; Nippon Zoki; Fujimoto Pharmaceutical; Mylan EPD; EP Sogo; RPM; EPS; Ethic Co., Ltd.
Main employers of our 2017 graduates:
Some of our graduates went on to graduate school, while others went to work for: Tokiwa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; MEC Co., Ltd; Fuji Pharma Co., Ltd.; Sato Yakuhin Kogyo Co., Ltd.; Zensei Yakuhin Kogyo K.K.; Eli Lilly Japan; Kotaro Kanpo Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Kyowa Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd.
Eight features of the Department of Health and
A new science department to research health and life sciences centering on medicines
A curriculum to help your skills and knowledge grow in accordance with your own interests and individuality
Specialized elective classes you can choose from, in three courses offered by the Department
Education to train scientists in small classes, prioritizing the connection to graduate school
Experiments and research starting soon after you begin classes
Plentiful facilities and equipment, including state-of-the-art research labs, on a beautiful campus
Science teacher training course also offered
Cooperative teaching by three departments, including the Health and Sports Science Department and the Food and Nutrition Department.
Courses of study in our department
1.Lectures and Seminars
Cutting-edge technologies and the pharmaceutical scientist's way of thinking cannot be taught in large lab classes. In order to train pharmaceutical scientists, we have chosen a smaller size of forty students per class.
We place an emphasis on education based on a curriculum that emphasized experiments. Accumulate experiences that you can see and feel for yourself. In the Department of Health and Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences, we offer comprehensive health and live science experiments with our extensive facilities and equipment such as our Lab Lecture Room and our Advanced Research Training Room. New discoveries are always born from experiments.
Graduation research that tackles a given research topic assigned by the laboratory is the big finish to university life. Students improve problem solving skills by participating in research and challenging the unknown.
Aiming for Further Studies
If you think that research is interesting and are curious to learn more, graduate school is the place for you.
Our graduate school has a program to develop researchers and offers opportunities to meet new discoveries.
The Department of Health and Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences works closely with the Graduate School and your career as a researcher begins here.
- Three course models to choose from
- Begin graduation research early
- Enhancing student support with academic mentors.
- Our new laboratory where we research cosmetics
From first year, we offer a 3 + 1 course model with a view to the future.
Clinical Research Course
Functional Food Research Course
Cosmetic Research Course
Instructors base their explanations on familiar knowledge that you acquired in science class.
In your textbooks, you may have read about various aspects such as cross-coupling of organic synthesis, single nucleotide polymorphisms that influence individual differences, iPS cells, or transcriptional regulators involved in hormone actions. However, you probably did not get to conduct these kinds of experiments in high school. In the Department of Health and Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences, you will be able to start research on these familiar topics as soon as you start university.
You will be able to do experiments in the laboratory right from first year.
- ・ Jomon or Yayoi? (Functional Genomics)
- ・ The World of Databases: Let's examine what researchers study (Applied Genetics)
- ・ Use technology to be a sommelier for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics (Biophysical Chemistry)
- ・ What kind of drug is soap? How stains are removed. (Bioanalytical Chemistry)
- ・ Cell Mechanics (Cell Biology)
- ・ Making medicine with our own hands (Synthetic Organic Chemistry)
- ・ Become a creator of the most powerful tool in medicine: Pharmaceuticals! (Development and Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals)
- ・ Examining the function of hormones (Endocrinology and Metabolism)
- ・ Experiments in Biochemistry (Biochemistry and Metabolism)
New support system in the Department of Health and
Homeroom Teacher System
We use the traditional homeroom teacher system in which instructors give students advice in each year advice about their grades and credits.
Academic Mentor System
In addition to homeroom teachers, we have an academic mentor system on a smaller scale. Advisors across different grades provide consultations even on things that may seem to be small issues. Under this system, younger students can consult with older students in the group on matters including classes, practical training, as well as research. These students are big supporters!
Making original cosmetics together!
Activities related to cosmetic research:
Clinical Experiential Learning: Making cosmetics, visiting cosmetic manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies
Club activity: Cosmeceutical Scientific Study Club
Research activity: Lectures on Cosmetics
Companies employing our graduates: Dr. Ci: Labo; Tokiwa Pharmaceutical Company, Limited; Shiseido Company, Limited; Kose Corporation, EBM
Topics in the Department of Health and
Do you have a proper understanding of cosmetics?
How are cosmetics made?
Which cosmetics are right for you?
What is the right skincare?
Is there a secret to beautiful makeup?
We have established a laboratory in which you can study cosmetics scientifically to find out the answers to these questions.
Learn the secrets of good cosmetic techniques.
We invite experienced international researchers so you can learn about cosmetic techniques from various points of view. We also invite guest lecturers from sociological fields to discuss cosmetic trends and marketing.
Developing the Mukogawa brand of cosmetics
Based on the results of our research, we will pitch Mukogawa brand cosmetics to cosmetics manufacturers.
Areas of Research (Proposed)
In this laboratory, through researching the skin and cosmetics, we aim to help improve people's quality of life.
We plan on conducting research on topics including:
-Aging from the stratum corneum
-Improving moisturizing the skin and forming a protective barrier
-The interaction between the skin and cosmetic preparations
We want to look good not only when we are healthy, but also when we are sick. We hope to contribute to society by pursuing beauty from the point of view of health and science. By researching cosmetics, we can contribute to everyone's health, not just our own.
Areas of Research in the Department of Health and
Professor Kiyofumi Inamoto (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) Pharmacochemistry II
Development of innovative organic synthetic reactions related to drug discovery
Professor Tetsutato Kimachi (Development and Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals) Pharmacochemistry II
Development and synthesis of drugs derived from natural ingredients
Professor Yukihiro Kuroda (Development and Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals) Biophysical Chemistry
Elucidating the effects of drugs on cell and biological membranes at the molecular level
Lecturer Ryohei Hamaguchi (Bioanalytical Chemistry) Biochemistry I
Searching for indicatory for early detection of disease and side effects
Associate Professor Hideya Mizuno (Cell Biology, Neurological Diseases) Biochemistry I
Onset mechanisms of neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease
Professor Shigenori Murata (Applied Genetics) Functional Genomics
Genetic analysis to maintain and promote good health
Professor Kenji Moriyama (Endocrinology and Metabolism) Laboratory of Medicine and Clinical Science
Discovering new effects of hormones as pharmaceuticals
Professor Kazuo Noguchi (Applied Pharmacologys) Laboratory of Food Functional Science
Exploration for new functions of food
Associate Professor Yoko Niki (Cosmetic Science) Cosmetic Science Laboratory
Researching on the effectiveness of cosmetics, Melanocyte, Melanin Pigment
Professor Tetsuji Hirao (Cosmetic Science) Cosmetic Science Laboratory
Researching on Efficacy of Cosmetics, Evaluation of Skin using Stratum Corneum
Message from the Department Chair
- Chair of the Department of Health and
- Kenji Moriyama
What is your strongest subject? What do you like? If there is a subjet you are good at, you will be able to become more proactive and ethusiastic in class and even forget about the (passing) time.
In the Department of Health and Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences, we emphasize your individual strongest subjects and what you like through research to help you further develop. In this area of resaerch, we offer: pharmaceitucal manufacturing, bioscience, life science, cosmetic science, and medical science.
In the Department of Health and Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences, we offer three programs: our new Exploratory Clinical Drug Trials Course, Functional Food Research Course, and our Cosmetic Research Course, through wich you can deepen your learning while thinking about your future.
In our new Exploratory Clinical Drug Trials program, we think of ways to use the potential of natural products to be used as medicine, as well as the design and synthesis of compounds to be candidate drugs for pharmaceutical companies to manufacture. You can aim to find a job at a contract clinical trial organization (CRO) which confirms that new drugs are effective and safe for human use.
The Functional Food Research program, you can find a job at a pharmaceutical or health food company by thining about ways of reducing the risks of illness through health foods and studying the relationship between supplements and drugs.
In the Cosmetics Research program, you can aim to find work in cosmetics and related companies by learning about using cosmetics and examining changes in the skin when healthy or when sick.