It is expected that Japan will face social issues in terms of aging community coexisting with unexpected disasters, as outbreak of COVID-19, as well as aging society, lack of provision of medical services and natural disaster such as great earthquake, has become new threat to the society. It will be required to society (1) to maintain sound environment in peacetime as much as possible and (2) to create new techniques and technologies tackling against disasters occurring and changing shapes one after another. Healthcare Innovation Course aims to train those capable of generating healthcare-related-innovation in a perspective of medical engineering on the basis of “connection of people”. Whereas university hospital takes responsibility of above training and provides advanced medical care to community as the core, it seems the hospital has not functioned sufficiently due to its vertical subdivided structure. In order to solve this issue, the course has an objective of developing “Innovative Resource Manager (IRM)” who plays role in finding and utilizing talent hidden by barriers in a complex of various different departments with cross-disciplinary view. IRM contributes to solve issues in medical safety management such as medical incidents, to bring positive effects on hospital management by saving time and effort of subdivision, and to find new value on hidden talent.
This Course is for junior medical staff members and engineers who are enthusiastic in actively contributing to the above things or utilizing own ability for healthcare-related-companies or venture business. The students firstly acquire fundamental knowledge about medicine and engineering and learn systematic design engineering, AI and know-how of innovation and starting-up of a company. Then, they will widen their scope of thinking by lectures about organizational behavior management, risk and crisis management, issues related community medicine and hospital management. Those who has started own company as global company and venture business are included in lecturers in this course. Given the features, the course can expert crucial influence to students’ view and way of thinking, and be greatly positive effects on planning career after completing the course. The course will be completed by finishing research and development in relation to the subject students choose, and then it is expected that those who complete the course will play important role in variety of fields including medical institutes, government agencies or start-up companies.