Graduate School of Health Sciences

Health Sciences(Doctoral Course)

Department of Nursing Science

This field is based on the education and research of the faculty and first semester of the postdoctoral course. In order to train educators and researchers who can maintain and promote human health, independent effort in original and interdisciplinary research on quality of life (QOL) improvement, and wide-range knowledge and high-level expertise and morality are carried out.
 Specifically, focus is placed on high expert knowledge and morality in health, medicine, and welfare fields centered on nursing science, and research is developed from an academic and global viewpoint as educators and researchers. We seek evidence on the efficacy of nursing intervention for health maintenance and promotion, and QOL improvement, and work to establish theories on nursing science by coordinating with multi- health, medicine, welfare disciplines.

Preliminary Consultation
Applicants must contact the faculty member in charge via telephone or email to discuss their academic and research goals before filing an application. If the faculty member in charge is unavailable, please contact our Academic Affairs Group at +81-172-39-5911 or

Research Themes
Seiko Kudo, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5929
• Research on the Activities of Daily Living of people with disabilities
• Research on self-care and improvement in QOL for people with disabilities
Tomohiro Osanai, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5930
• Pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease
• Mechanisms of aging
• Relationship among salt intake, reactive oxygen species, and bone density
Ruriko Kidachi, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5922
• Research on the integrated community care system for family caregivers and nurses
Toru Takahashi, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5947
• Transition from pediatric to adult health care for patients with childhood-onset heart disease
• Prenatal diagnosis and management of heart disease
• Neurohumoral factors in pediatric patients with heart disease
Tsuyoshi Higuchi, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5949
• Influence of therapy for gynecologic malignancies on bone metabolism and vascular damage
Yuka Noto, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5923
• Radiation protection in nursing
• Study of the efficacy of complex physical therapy for lymphedema and of patient self-management of lymphedema
Chieko Itaki, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5974
• Effects of physical activity on emotions
• Radiation emergency medicine in nursing education
Chiaki Kitamiya, Professor Tel: +81-172-39-5945
• Support for families of chronically ill children
• Health promotion by public health nurses