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Young Leaders' Program(YLP)

Course in Healthcare administration
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) scholarship program
Brochure of YLP, course in Healthcare Administration, 2019-2020

# Curriculum
# Bibliography by YLP graduates, course in Healthcare Administration at Nagoya University

Other courses of YLP (Web site of MEXT, Japan)

I. Background
More than 90% of the disease burden of the world is concentrated in developing countries, threatening the health of the people of those countries, and potentially becoming a factor that destabilizes society. With the advance of globalization, such an unstable situation within developing countries leads to health hazards via infection and can exert serious economic influence in developed countries, including Japan. The improvement of the health conditions of people in these countries is not only a humanitarian issue for people in each country, but also a world-wide economical and political issue. As a member of international society, Japan has an obligation to provide support. However, in developing countries, leaders who can effectively manage and administer health care and the medical sector are scarce, and in many cases, support in the fields of medicine and health care are not fully effective.
II. Objective
We have established a YLP master's course in healthcare administration (one year) in the Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, and invite administrators who will play a leading role in health care policy making and implementation, management and administration of medical institutions, public health and preventive medicine activities in developing countries. We provide them with an extensive education to gain knowledge and skill in healthcare administration, medical economics and medical statistics in a short period of time, so that they may become excellent administrators in medical care and health administration in their own countries. The number of students being accepted each year is approximately 10.
Eligible students
Administrators (in principle, up to 40 years old) who are in charge of medical care or health administration in developing countries, with a minimum of three years' experience in health care policy, administration of medical institutions, public health activities, and are expected to serve a leading role in the future. For example, administrators of central and local governments, administrators of local hospitals and young administrators who are expected to take charge of health and medical policy decision-making. Target countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
III. Education objective
In order to improve efficiency, quality, fairness and sustainability of the health and medical care sector in developing countries, we will foster talented people who can form an international network to cooperate in international medical insurance activity as well as in activities in medical politics in their own countries by enhanced their problem solving skills for issues involving larger needs.
Contents of education
Students are given lectures in English, complete 30 credits including practices and field trips, compose and submit research papers, and receive a master's degree after one year. Classes cover basic knowledge on medicine and public health and research methodology, history and current status of health care administration in Japan, as well as research issues in areas such as local health care, health policy, and environmental hygiene. Students also conduct their own research into the health policies and health care systems of their own countries, to create a research thesis. IV.
Expected effects
Those who complete the course are expected to exert their leadership in solving various issues in the area of health and medical care sectors when they go back to their own country. In this way, the course will contribute to the improvement of health of people and the development of the country, making support from Japan more effective. They will also form an international human resource network and will contribute to worldwide health and medical care activities.
Countries applicable for Young Leaders’ Program
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Uzbekistan (13 countries)

Curriculum, 2020-2021

Course Name
Healthcare Service Facilities and Professionals (1)
Healthcare Service Facilities and Professionals (2)
Administrative Regulations for Health
Community Health and International Health
Occupational and Environmental Health
Health Insurance and Economics
Medical Law
Pharmacy Management
Hospital Administration
Seminar I - Essentials of writing health research papers
Seminar II ‐ Data management and analysis
Seminar III - Journal Club Healthcare system in Asia
Seminar IV - Presentation by participants
Seminar V - Miscellaneous
Colloquium I
Colloquium II
Outline of Clinical Medicine
Master Thesis
Field Trips/Site Visits
Japanese I

Healthcare Service Facilities and Professionals

Course objectives:
Describe education, licensing, and services of each professional in Japan.
Explain services provided by healthcare facilities.
Compare the level of health services among Asian countries.
Time table:
1 Overview on facilities and professionals in Japan
2 Medical doctor in Japan
3 Pharmacy/pharmacist in Japan
4 Childbirth in Japan
5 Nurse, midwife, and public health nurse in Japan
6 Immunization program for children
7 Immunization program for children
8 Dental clinic and dentist in Japan
9 Medical technologist and Radiological technologist
10 Long term care in Japan
11 Long term care workers and welfare workers
12 Public assistance
13 Students' presentation: Medical professionals in Asia
14 Students' presentation: Medical professionals in Asia
15 Examination

Administrative Regulations for Health

Course objectives:
Understand the framework of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan.
Describe the roles of local authorities on health in Japan.
Describe the fundamental inspection system on health services in Japan.
Describe the details of food safety, drug approval process, environment sanitation in Japan.
Time table:
1 Political structure of Japan
2 Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
3 Authorities, institutions and councils affiliated with MHLW
4 Quarantine
5 Local authorities on health
6 Public health center (hokenjo)
7 Inspection of health facilities
8 Drug approval/regulations in Japan
9 Examination

Hospital Administration*

Course objectives:
Understand the components of hospital and practice of each component.
Describe the risk management activity.
Describe the infection controls in hospitals and community in Japan.
Describe how medical facilities charge the fees to insurance organization in Japan.
Time table:
1 Overview of the course
2 How to charge fees to health insurance
3 Price of drugs under health insurance
4 Financial management in hospital
5 Cost accounting and strategic management in hospital
6 Risk management
7 Government control
8 Strategies of private clinics
9 Examination

Outline of Clinical Medicine*

Health professionals education for a new century
Fundamentals of medical education
What can we do to be healthy?
CKD and Renal Replacement Therapy in Japan
Strategy against new coronavirus infection in emergency department in Japan
Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Registry
Evaluation of vital signs at emergency department in Japan
Managements of infection and sepsis in the world
Infection control and Prevention

Field Trips/Site Visits* (some Field Trips/Site Visits are part of other courses)

Hiroshima, 2days
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum
Radiation Effect Research Foundation (RERF)
MIYAJIMA Island (UNESCO World Heritage site)
Tokyo, 5days
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
National Graduate Institute For Policy Studies (GRIPS)
The National Diet of Japan
National Institute of Public Health (NIPH)
National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID)
National Diet Library
JICA Global Plaza
Takayama -Healthcare services in rural area-, 3days
Mobile Health Checkup in Shirakawa Village
Shirakawa Clinic
Shirakawa Village (UNESCO World Heritage site)
Takayama City Hall

Care Center for the Disabled
Long-term Care Facility
National Center for Geriatrics and Gerentology (NCGG)
Nagoya City Public Health Research Institute
Nagoya City, Meito Ward Health Center
Pharmacy in Nagoya University Hospital
KASAHARA Elementary School
Clinic for Home Visit Medical Care
Daini Red Cross Hospital
Nagoya University Hospital and Ronald McDonald House
Simulation Center, Nagoya University Hospital
EISAI Pharmaceutical Factory and Museum
MEDICEO, Wholesaler of medicine
MENICON, manufacturer of medical devices
SUGI community pharmacy
Aichi pref. Comprehensive Health Science Center (Aichi Health Plaza)
KISHOKAI Maternity Clinic
Aichi Children's Health and Medical Center (ACHEMEC)
Nabeya-Ueno Water Purification Plant
Aichi pref. Special Needs School
Tsushima City Hospital
Toyohashi Medical Center
Nagoya City Government Office -Disaster Control Center, Bureau of Health and Welfare-
Tokai Hokuriku Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare
KAIKOKAI Kyoritsu Clinic and Hospital
TOYOTA factory
Misugi Clinic, Tsu-city, Mie prefecture

Other activities*

JICA Inception Report Presentation Meeting -School Health-
Presentation at Academic Congress
Experiences of Japanese Culture and Tradition

* as of 2020-2021

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