The Three Policies of the School of Health and Social Services
Learn about SPU's admissions, curriculum and diploma policies.
The School of Health and Social Services' Three Policies
SPU interprets the determinations of taking part in the health, medical care and welfare fields and basic capabilities required to study its curriculums that aim to develop well-roundedness, creative intelligence, sophisticated expertise, cooperative abilities, and collaborative skills based on internationality and regionality in order to contribute to a symbiotic society as the following, and accepts students who fulfill these expectations:
- Basic academic capabilities needed to acquire sophisticated expertise and skills
- Ambition to work on academic research and practical activities in the health and social services fields
- Basic communication skills capable of interacting with people from diverse backgrounds
SPU will comprehensively determine admissions through entrance examinations, essays and interviews, and opens its doors to students with the appropriate aspirations to embark on their paths to play active roles in the various health and social services fields.
To offer education that achieves its educational goals, SPU designs its curriculums based on the following approaches:
- Courses on common subjects are included in the curriculum comprising freshman courses, health and social services courses and liberal arts courses to build intelligence combined with well-roundedness and creativity, together with competence that will become the foundation to actively participate in the health and social services fields. In doing so, SPU will state the processes that shift from acquisition of literacy to liberal education and professional education.
- The curriculum is designed to allow students to continually endeavor in their studies and proactively learn by maintaining sequence and hierarchy, as well as expanding options, of courses to be taken.
- Courses pertaining to specialized education will be available to all departments while maintaining systematic order and uniqueness by major (department and division).
- The curriculums organically link contents that are offered in all departments and contents that are offered in each specialized field. In particular, IPW courses are offered in each year and explicitly represent sequence and hierarchy.
- Courses are offered so that students will continually work on issues faced in regional health and social services fields with international perspectives.
SPU states the curriculum overview, sequence and hierarchy for its students to register courses while checking on the significance of this Curriculum Policy.
To be awarded a bachelor's degree, a student must earn the required number of course credits and be deemed as having reached SPU's educational goals. Specifically, the following factors will be comprehensively evaluated based on the student's learning accomplishments through lectures, practicums and field studies:
- As an essential competency in the health, medicine and social welfare fields, graduates are able to understand patients and beneficiaries from a number of perspectives, and have high ethical standards.
- Graduates have acquired objective and critical thinking skills applicable for daily activities in the society.
- Graduates have both specialized and comprehensive perspectives, appropriate judgment skills according to situations and skills to approach issues from multifaceted perspectives in order to confront diverse issues.
- Graduates can collaborate with people of different backgrounds through communication, and can work on supporting people's health and lifestyles according to their life stage.
- Graduates can work sustainably on health, medical and social welfare issues in communities with global perspectives.
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