Basic Medicine

Office of Medical Education

Medical Education to Produce Medical Professionals Ranging from World-class Researchers to Leaders Contributing to Community-based Health Care

Faculty

KAGAYA, YutakaKAGAYA, Yutaka
KAGAYA, Yutaka

Professor, M.D., Ph.D.

  • TEL

    +81-22-717-8508

  • Mail

    meduc-jimu*grp.tohoku.ac.jp (Please convert "*" into "@".)

*Concurrent Position

Research Theme

  • Development of medical students’ international communication skills
  • Development of effective learning programs using medical simulation training
  • Development of medical education program using Information and Communication Technology
Research Keywords:

International communication skills, Medical simulation, Medical education program

Technical Keywords:

Communication skills in English, Patient simulators, Information and Communication Technology

Laboratory Introduction

The future careers of our students vary from world-leading researcher to leader of a high-quality hospital. We develop advanced learning programs for students and graduates to help them actively develop their own careers taking a broad view of things with a spirit of inquiry.
Development of International communication skills
We provide medical students from their 1st year to 6th year with both compulsory and elective courses to develop international communication skills and to learn cross-cultural issues. Many native English speakers and graduate students from across the world participate in these courses as a teacher and a facilitator. We also support medical students to study basic and clinical medicine in many foreign countries so that they will be able to engage in global research and healthcare activities in the future. We also support medical students to present their data in scientific meetings abroad.
Development of effective learning programs using medical simulation training
We provide effective and efficient learning programs regarding emergency medicine and cardiac physical examination using high-quality simulators. Since using high-tech simulators alone is not sufficient for students to achieve good outcomes, we are developing advanced new programs.
Development of medical education program using Information and Communication Technology
We develop a new medical education program using Information and Communication Technology not only to improve an academic ability but also to motivate a student to study by promoting self-learning and to improve an ability of utilizing information.

Figure 1. Mission of Office of Medical Education

Figure 1. Mission of Office of Medical Education

Figure 2. English communication-skills course

Figure 2. English communication-skills course

Recent Publications

  • Ishii S, et al. What should be altered in the newly introduced integrated preclinical curriculum: a qualitative study of curriculum reformation. CAHE Journal of Higher Education Tohoku University. 7: 25-34, 2012
  • Kagaya Y, et al. Current perspectives on protective roles of erythropoietin in cardiovascular system: erythropoietin receptor as a novel therapeutic target. Tohoku J Exp Med. 227:83-91, 2012.
  • Kameoka J, et al. Number of papers published in English from the nursing departments of 42 national universities in Japan in the past ten years. Nurse Educ Today. 38:138-43, 2016.
  • Iwazaki J, et al. A proposal of a password manager satisfying security and usability by using the secret sharing and a personal server. 2016 30th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA2016): 661-668, 2016.
  • Kagaya Y, et al. Variation in effectiveness of a cardiac auscultation training class with a cardiology patient simulator among heart sounds and murmurs. J Cardiol. in press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jjcc.2016.10.011