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Characteristics of the Education at the School of Radiological Technology

Striving to produce radiology technicians with advanced knowledge and skills who are capable of accurately rendering judgment based on scientific evidence while recognizing people’s human dignity.

Radiology technicians conduct imaging tests that make use of X-ray examinations, radioisotope examinations, MRIs, ultrasound examinations, and other forms, and engage in radiation therapy for cancer treatments, thereby contributing to the early detection and treatment of illnesses.

Gunma Prefectural College of Health Sciences reconsidered radiological techniques from a perspective that sees the patients as human beings, and established the first School of Radiological Technology in Japan which established a new type of radiological technology studies that is centered around people.

At the School of Radiological Technology, full-time teaching faculty who were radiology technicians with advanced knowledge and a wealth of clinical experience offer classes that are rooted in the results of their practice and research. This is designed to teach students not only radiological techniques that consist of a combination of traditional science, engineering, and medicine, but also human dignity; bio-, medical, and technological ethics; and the functions and roles of team medical care.

A curriculum that places human beings at its core

School of Radiological Technology offers a number of unique courses. These include Radiology Technicians and the Protection of Human Rights and Radiology Technicians and Life Theory, where students learn about their connections with the people that are their patients, Mutual Behavioral Development Theory where they learn about communicating with patients, Health Care Team Cooperation Theory where they learn the importance of team medical care, and Image Diagnostics Imaging Techniques and Medical Image Information Analyses where they learn about everything from image creation to image analysis and interpretation in a unified manner. The aim with these is to foster radiology technicians furnished with both a spiritually rich humanity and advanced knowledge and skills.

Small-group education taught by teaching faculty with a wealth of clinical experience

The teaching faculty is furnished with both a wealth of clinical experience and strong research capabilities as radiology technicians, and offer classes that are consistent with the real world based upon the latest scientific research results. What is more, the faculty offers small-group education with a limit of 35 students per year, which makes for a structure in which the teaching faculty can provide detailed instruction to each and every student that is consistent with their individual needs.

High quality graduation research

With the graduation research that is required in students’ fourth years, the students each work on developing new examination techniques. Academic presentations are held for theses on exceptional papers found among these, and some students have even won awards for their theses and had them appraised in the past by the Japan Society of Medical Imaging and Information Sciences in particular. This serves as an enormous incentive to the students.

Classes in team cooperation in combination with the other faculty

Through joint classes with the School of Nursing the students learn how to cooperate with other professionals and contribute to team medical care, etc.

Degrees and qualifications that can be obtained

Degree: Bachelors (Radiology)
Qualifications: Qualified  for the national examination for radiology technicians / Radiation protection supervisors (Type 1, Type 2) *  for the examination while they are enrolled.