The master’s program of the Department of Immunology for Undergraduate students who have interests in immunology!

The goal of the master’s program at the Department of Immunology, Chiba University is to provide basic knowledge and skills leading to careers in Immunology both in the academic and private fields. We have been interested in the research field of “T cell memory.” In collaboration with clinical doctors of Chiba University Hospital, and researchers from RIKEN and NIH, we pursue the translational researches on allergic disorders and cancers. Our program would be a great opportunity for students with a strong interest in both basic and clinical immunology, who are seeking for a global research environment to study immunological memory.

The master’s program at the Department of Immunology, Chiba University is a two-year program. Candidates should acquire at least 34 credits from course work within 2 years and also perform mentored research, leading to a master’s thesis. Candidates should obtain 13 and more credits from lectures, 16 credits from special experimentation and 4 credits from seminars. After passing the thesis defense and the final examination, a successful student will be given a degree of Master of Medical Science.

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CHIBA Innovation Program for Therapeutics (CIPT)

Master’s program enrollments can join CIPT, a human resource development program to cultivate personnel who forge the future of medical innovation. Prof. Nakayama of our department is in charge of the program.

Merits of the program

  • Curriculum developed from a standpoint of “therapeutics”, an integration of basic and clinical medicine.
  • Individually-targeted teaching: 3 mentors for 1 student.
  • Practical curriculum including training in national and international universities, research institutes, and companies.
  • Training of cooperativeness and coordination through training and discussion with students differing age and backgrounds

Course Requirements: Requirements for the program are the following three courses (6 credits).

Translational Advanced Therapeutics(Applied)Compulsory

Seminar in a small group. Students and instructors discuss based on students’ oral presentation on advanced therapeutics.

Credit: 2

Medical Innovation (Applied)Compulsory

Lecture on medical engineering innovation by instructors from Chiba University and Pharmaceutical Companies

Credit: 2

Presentation Debate Seminar(Intermediate)Compulsory

Seminar to improve presentation and discussion skills by a native instructor

Credit: 2

Drug Discovery Innovation InternshipOptional

On-site training at national and international pharmaceutical research institutions during summer and/or winter vacation

Credit: 1

For the details of the program
Syllabus of the year 2014