ABOUT US
The Department of Public Health Nursing, Shiga University of Medical Science, promotes educational programs and research to develop human resources for the improvement of health care and safety within the community, and for those who can respond to evolving health care needs.
EDUCATION
We provide undergraduate education in public health nursing, home care nursing, and global health nursing, as well as the education for graduate students focusing on research processes and research methods in order to conduct research by themselves in their fields.
Our graduates primarily work as faculty members, public health nurses, freelance community nurses, visiting nurses, and nurses in hospitals.
. PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING (QUALIFIED IN PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING)
Public health nurses provide preventative health care for individuals and the community in the field of public health, occupational health, school health, and integrated community care systems. They play a pivotal role in groups, organizations and systems for developing community health programs.
. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TO MOTIVATE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TO WORK IN THE COMMUNITY AS VISITING NURSES
We, our faculty, provide an additional education program to motivate undergraduate students to work in the community as visiting nurses in Shiga prefecture since 2015; initial startup sponsored by the Department of Public Health Care and Welfare, Shiga Prefecture.
This program is comprised of 1) lectures; by various health care professionals from Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital, clinics, home-care-nursing stations and the public health center in Shiga prefecture, and 2) practices at school, Nipro iMEP, a support clinic of home health care and home-care-nursing stations.
RESEARCH
Public health nursing is an academic discipline that systematically pursues health at the community level. It is a multidisciplinary and integrated academic field which cooperates and collaborates within a diverse sector that relates to people’s lives such as medicine, home-based health care, welfare, school health care and occupational health care. Our department is highly interested in society-academia collaboration in educational and research activities.
If you are interested in our research activities or have challenges in health care activities, feel free to contact us. We welcome your participation in our monthly research seminar.
Theme of Master's Thesis
  • Perceived role for nurses who have moved their workplace from clinical to home-based care
  • Development of health literacy scale for sexually maturated women
  • Image of public health nurses who are self-employed
  • Life skills for elderly people living alone on remote islands, etc.
Monthly Research Meeting
From 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. of the fourth Saturday of every month
Contact us if you are willing to participate.