Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University 鹿児島大学共同獣医学部

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Policies and Objectives

Basic Philosophy

 Veterinary medicine - in short, animal medicine - is an applied science whose foundation lie in biology and whose philosophy consists of contributing to the welfare of humankind and animals. To this end, practitioners investigate theories and develop technologies. The Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine's basic philosophy, which is founded on this philosophy of veterinary medicine, consists of pursuing research into animal life science, which forms the core of life science; conducting scientific research into environments and societies in which humans and animals coexist; learning to respect life through animal bioethics; and contributing to the creation of an abundant blobal society.

Educational Objectives

 The Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has designed blows as educational objectives: systematically creating and implementing a world-class education in veterinary medicine and training highly specialized veterinarians with deep knowledge and advanced techniques made possible by interdisciplinary cooperation, and cultivating an ability to contribute to the substantive improvement of human society through broad insight and a sense of ethics and inculcating an ability to solve problems and improve oneself; rooting students in their local communities and giving them a bird's-eye perspective on global society that allows them to meet society's need.

Admission Policy

 The Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine seeks the following types of students who have a thirst for knowledge and an inquiring mind so that they can tackle the developing and evolving field of veterinary science, the logical orientation and creativity to implement and utilize these characteristics, and the communication skills to work as part of a team and form a society based on coexistence:

  1. Individuals who understand the broad responsibility of veterinarians and who have a clear sense of purpose based on their desire to become a veterinarian.
  2. Individuals who have the basic academic ability needed to study basic subjects related to natural sciences, the humanities and social sciences, and linguistics and to adequetely understand and master the knowledge and techniques of veterinary medicine.
  3. Individuals who have a desire to actively strive to achieve a society based on the healthy coexistence of humans and animals, and who can communicate in a social manner.

Curriculum Policy

 According to a collaborative education course with Yamaguchi University, a student studies the same lesson subject with the same syllabus and timetable. The teacher of both universities utilizes each teaching resource effectively, and provides the student with veterinary medicine education with broad high specialty nature. The student is made to learn the following knowledge, technology, and capability by the curriculum of this collaborative education course.

  1. Systematic curriculum from the first year until graduation
    1. Since the knowledge about bioethics and veterinary ethics are learned, the introductory subject is arranged on the uniform course.
    2. Since the structure and the physiology function of an animal body, basic knowledge about the chemical substance which acts on a living body and its functional mechanisms, and technology for studying animal life science are learned, basic veterinary subjects are arranged on the uniform course.
    3. Since change of the animal body by disease, structure and pathogenicity of a pathogenic organ, and knowledge and technology about prevention and ascendancy of infectious disease are learned, applied veterinary subjects are arranged on the uniform course.
    4. Since the knowledge and technology about diseases of companion animals and those prevention, diagnosis, and medical treatment are learned, clinical veterinary subjects (for companion animals) are arranged on the uniform course.
    5. Since the knowledge and technology about diseases of farm animals and those prevention, diagnosis, medical treatment, productivity drive, and food safety are learned, clinical veterinary subjects (for farm animals) are arranged on the uniform course.
    6. Since the advanced knowledge of veterinary medicine and the ability to contribute to international and local society are learned, specialization educational subjects are arranged as advanced education.
  2. Aim/Objective-oriented education
    In order to develop the abilities stated in our diploma policy, educational activities are conducted to pursue and achieve the aims and objectives set out for each course.
  3. Rigorous assessment
    Students are rigorously assessed with the educational and learning objectives and assessment criteria clearly indicated for each class.

Diploma Policy

 We recognize the student who has learned the capacity below, and got the prescribed credits as the bachelor's degree.

  1. Rich humanity and correct ethical values.
  2. The capacity which accomplishes the duty of the veterinarian with code of conduct.
  3. The investigation heart and problem solving capacity in order to practice the animal life science research which designates veterinary medicine as the foundation.
  4. The elementary knowledge and technology in order to subdue the animal infectious disease and the threat.
  5. The knowledge and technology in order to practice high-level animal medical procedure appropriately.
  6. The elementary knowledge and technology regarding the stability supply and security guaranty of the animal husbandry resource.
  7. The capacity which it can contribute to international society.