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Year 1 and 2

WISE Coursework for Global Health

Main Modules

  • Tropical Medicine
  • Epidemiology/ Statistics
  • Global Environment and Health
  • Health Policy/ Management
  • International Community Health
  • Social/ Behavioral Science
In addition to the main curriculum of the respective department, students must register for at least one of the above main modules.
Coursework up to the second year is based on the TMGH modules. It is built on the foundation of LSHTM teaching materials and lectures. Students acquire advanced knowledge and skills through the “WISE Coursework for Global Health” that meet the requirements of the programme. Involvement in research projects (namely, international collaborative research in Africa and Asia) will encourage students to establish a foundation of knowledge and technology and acquire international communication skills and practical expertise.
Nagasaki University conducts a strict qualifying examination to ensure the academic excellence. An "Upgrade examination" will be conducted at the end of the second year; however, students who were unable to meet the required standard, may not be able to continue and complete the course.
  • Distinctive coursework to attain an excellent level of academic knowledge and skills
    Distinctive coursework to attain an excellent level of academic knowledge and skills
  • Quality assured by monitoring and evaluation of students through upgrade exams at the end of year 2
    Quality assured by monitoring and evaluation of students through upgrade exams at the end of year 2
Year 3, 4, and 5

WISE Research Module for Global Health

"Team Supervision"

・Clearly set practical objectives and problem-solving research guidance
・Students will receive high quality research guidance while participating in international collaborative research conducted jointly with partners such as LSHTM.
WISE Research Module for Global Health will be provided from year 3 onwards. Students will receive "Team Supervision", consisting of three or more world-class researchers chosen from Nagasaki University and both domestic and international research institutions.
The module will focus on research work that offers students an environment to engage in research activities that cross boundaries, disciplines, and the public and private sectors. Students are expected to pass the Qualifying Examination at the end of years 3 and 4, in order to carry out research as a WISE Programme student.
  • Receive world-class research guidance under team supervision by participating in international collaborative research
    Receive world-class research guidance under team supervision by participating in international collaborative research
  • Opportunities for involvement in a multisectoral research environment
    Opportunities for involvement in a multisectoral research environment

NU WISE Programme Flow

  • NU WISE Programme students

    NU WISE Programme students

    Students on the WISE Programme : Students will be selected by the TMGH Graduate School Entrance Examination (Intake quota of approx. 8 students)
  • NU WISE Programme students

    Candidates for the NU WISE Programme

    Candidates for the NU WISE Programme : Students belonging to the Graduate Schools of Global Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Fisheries and Environmental Sciences; Biomedical Sciences; and the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, who are recommended by the dean of that graduate school and are subsequently approved by the NU WISE Programme Steering Committee.
Eligibility
year 1
year 2
year 3
year 4
year 5
Produce truly outstanding global health professionals who can make a healthier world

Entrance Examination

At the end of year 1

Follow up based on coursework grades(※Students on a 4 year doctoral course will transfer from year 2)

At the end of year 2

Upgrade Examination

At the end of year 3

Qualifying Examination1

At the end of year 4

Qualifying Examination2

At the end of year 5

Thesis screening and final exam
Thesis Qualifying Examination Panel
・Nagasaki University Faculty
・Prominent Researchers centering on our partners
・External examiners actively leading their field

Message from students

Kei Katsuno
NU-LSHTM Joint PhD Programme

Kei Katsuno

GHIT Fund Investment Strategy & the Senior Director of Government Relations
Worked as a medical doctor at the National Center for International Medical Research; earned a master's degree in Public Health (MPH) from the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States as a Fulbright scholar; joined the East West Center in the United States; worked at the World Bank as a Health Specialist; and started my present position in 2013. A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo with a Japanese and US (ECFMG) medical license; currently a part-time lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Chemistry, School of International Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; and a Fellow of the US-Japan Leadership Programme.
Although many health programmes are currently being implemented in the global health field, health problems due to infectious diseases have still not been solved, especially in low-income countries. In particular, the development of medicines, vaccines and diagnostic agents necessary for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases is considered insufficient. I am planning to study how to promote and accelerate the discovery and development of new drugs and innovation for infectious diseases in the NU - LSHTM Joint PhD programme in Global Health. Through research, I would like to identify barriers in the field of global health product development and consider feasible strategies for eradicating infectious diseases prevalent in low-income countries. I appreciate being able to proceed with my own research as part of the WISE programme and I sincerely hope that through this programme various problems in society will be solved by the progress of research in various fields.
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