Nagasaki International University

Undergraduate SchoolsDepartment of Pharmacy

Message from the head of the Department of Pharmacy

We focus our efforts on fostering pharmacists, considerate healthcare professionals

Tsutomu Kabashima
Prof. Tsutomu Kabashima

The Department of Pharmacy was established in 2006. It was the year when a six-year course started in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and when higher skills than ever before were required of pharmacists as healthcare professionals. The Department of Pharmacy started against such a background and offers education that aims to foster pharmacists as drug experts. What image do you have of pharmacists as drug experts? Needless to say, pharmacists must have basic drug knowledge in the efficacy, potency, and dangerous side effects of drugs.

Today, pharmacists are required to have communication skills as well as basic drug knowledge. For example, as the aging of the population accelerates, opportunities to explain drug effects to elderly people also increase. On such occasions, if pharmacists use difficult technical terms, would the elderly people understand them? Moreover, in order to conduct team-based medical care for patients, communication with other specialists, such as physicians, nurses, and dietitians, is also required. Thus, pharmacists are required to demonstrate rich humanity, including communication skills and a sense of ethics, as well as a broad range of drug knowledge.

In the Department of Pharmacy, students can choose a wide range of liberal arts subjects from among subjects common to all faculties during their early school years. In addition, a year-round small group discussion-based foundation seminar led by the teacher in charge is set as one of the mandatory subjects for freshmen. Early experiential learning and volunteer activities are included in this foundation seminar through which students acquire communication skills, build the image of a pharmacist that they aim to become, and develop a sense of ethics as healthcare professionals. From the second year to the fourth year, students study a large number of specialized subjects in pharmacy and participate in practicums and exercise classes that are designed to enhance the ability to detect and solve problems. In the fifth year, a six-month on-the-job training program is conducted where students put the specialized knowledge and skills that they have learned into practice. Through this long on-the-job training at hospitals and insurance dispensing pharmacies, students experience the actual work of a pharmacist as a healthcare professional and realize that communication with patients and with medical team members has a great impact on their commitment to future work as pharmacists.

Pharmacists are healthcare professionals who play an important role as drug specialists in team-based medical care and community health and medical services. In order to become healthcare professionals who have a direct impact on human lives, it is critical for pharmacists to have the strong determination to continue their efforts in an incessant manner. For the six years in the Department of Pharmacy, we, the faculty members, join forces to support students’ efforts to become competent pharmacists based on the principle of Nagasaki International University, “Always with humanity, always from the heart.”

Purpose of Educational Research

The Department of Pharmacy produces pharmacists capable of practicing in the field of clinical pharmacy who are equipped with specialized knowledge and skills in pharmacy.

Department of Pharmacy – 3 Points

6 years of study

6 years of study

The Department of Pharmacy has a systematic 6-year program to nurture highly qualified pharmacists who can contribute to the fields of medicine and healthcare. In addition to providing specialized courses in pharmaceutical science, we work closely with the Department of Social Work and the Department of Health and Nutrition.

By acquiring skills in welfare and nutrition we are able to care for patients from the heart.

Small Class Sizes

Small Class Sizes

Another feature of our Department is the low student-teacher ratio. In our introductory courses we motivate students by allowing them to closely interact with department members in small groups at least once a week. Through these opportunities, students will deepen their understanding in their chosen area of study.

Our department members bring a wealth of professional experience and are dedicated to providing top-level training, knowledge and skills to students. Moreover, students can learn more about pharmaceutical sciences through access to the most up to date research by our department members.

The latest equipment and rich practical experience

Training Certified Nutritionists

In order to acquire special knowledge and skills for pharmaceutical sciences, practical experience is essential. In our Department, we provide quality education in basic, applied and clinical pharmaceutical sciences both inside and outside the school. Students in their fourth year acquire basic knowledge and skills for practice outside the school. In their fifth year, students do an 11-week practical course at a hospital pharmacy as well as a community drug store. In addition, we have the most up to date equipment and facilities in order to provide high quality training.

Curriculum of Department of Pharmacy

  • フォトギャラリー
  • 催事イベント情報
  • 学びの特色「茶道文化による教育」
  • 長崎国際大学ボランティアセンター
  • NIU教員DB
  • AED設置場所
  • JIHEE認証評価
  • 薬学教育第三者評価
  • 長崎国際大学同窓会
  • ibo2020
  • 古本募金