Policy for Degree Conferment
The Cooperative Division of Veterinary Sciences at the Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences shall award a "Doctor of Veterinary Medicine" to those who demonstrate the following:
- Advanced specialized knowledge and research skills in veterinary basic sciences as a foundation of veterinary medicine,
- Advanced specialized knowledge and research skills in animal health and public health, or
- Advanced specialized knowledge and research skills in farm animal and companion animal medicine.
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Policy for Curriculum Design and Implementation
The Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences is comprised of the Cooperative Division of Veterinary Sciences curriculum, organized together with the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology as well as its three courses: Veterinary Basic Sciences, Veterinary Health Sciences, and Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Classes and coursework for these courses are categorized into five subject groups (Common Core Subjects, Course Subjects, Research Training Subjects, Interdisciplinary Veterinary Science Subjects, and Cutting-edge Practical Subjects) that incorporate the strengths of both universities and are structured to enable systematic course completion. Students have access to state-of-the-art laboratory equipment at the Food Animal Medicine and Food Safety Research Center, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Prevention Research, and the Animal Medical Center, which are located at each university.
- Common Core Subjects are designed to cultivate basic knowledge and sophistication, research ethics, and communication skills as a researcher.
- Course Subjects (lectures) are designed for the purpose of acquiring knowledge of advanced veterinary science.
- Research Training Subjects are designed to cultivate highly specialized knowledge and research skills including practical research techniques, which are essential for conducting research.
- Interdisciplinary Veterinary Science Subjects are designed to develop research skills from a broad perspective, with an eye to disciplines related to veterinary science.
- Cutting-edge Practical Subjects at external institutions are designed for students to learn ways to give back to society with the research skills they have developed.