Facility for Education and Research Support
  The Facility for Education and Research Support is organized by close cooperation among the Library, the Shared-Use Research Center, the Animal Research Center, and the Radioisotope Research Center to promote more effective education and research.

◆ Library

 

p17library350.jpg   The university library has a total area of 2,480㎡, and includes various types of audiovisual reference observation systems in addition to the reading room. This library has a planned collection of references in the form of books, journals, audiovisual and electronic media necessary for education and research as well as healthcare activities of the university.
  As for library services, the library maintains a website which makes it possible to freely search for references available in the library from within or outside the university. Furthermore, e-journals, e-books, and search engines for medical information including "Scopus", "MEDLINE", "CINAHL", "Medical Online", "Ichushi Web", etc., have been introduced for users' convenience.
  The library also has a special section for displaying reference materials and newly-arrived materials related to occupational health, and is operating a database of the research results of the faculty members of this university. In this way, the library is making efforts to collect and distribute occupational health related information. 

 

 

  

◆ Shared-Use Research Center

 

人工気候室.png   Research fields in medical and life sciences are becoming increasingly specialized and compartmentalized, and along with those changes, research environments are also changing greatly. The Shared-Use Research Center includes highly-functional and advanced scientific instrumentation and various types of technical equipment, such as an anechoic chamber and an artificial climate chamber for use in experiments in special environments. The center, as a research facility for shared-use, is designed to be of use not only for education and research in the field of occupational and environmental health but also in increasingly diverse research. 




Animal Research Center

 

p18animal350.jpg  Experiments using animals has become increasingly important as medical science develops. In order to respond to changes, the Animal Research Center maintains an environment where SPF animals and genetically modified animals can be bred, and supports the breeding of genetically modified animals in order to be able to clarify the function of genes at the individual level. The center has facilities such as the infection experimenting laboratory, embryo manipulation laboratory, climatic chamber laboratory, photo environment experimenting laboratory, aquatron laboratory, X-ray irradiation laboratory, anechoic laboratory, and P3 laboratory, etc. to correspond with occupational health studies.


 

 

 

◆ Radioisotope Research Center

 

p18ricenter350.jpg The Radioisotope (RI) Research Center is a facility for research using radioisotopes (RIs), student training, and education and training of personnel handling RIs and other materials in accordance with the law. For this purpose, the center provides a large number of RI laboratories so that experiments can be carried out as individually as possible, depending on the type of RI and the nature of the experiment. In addition, the center houses gamma-ray irradiation equipment capable of delivering high to low dose rates of radiation.
  The center also provides a room for the breeding of post-irradiated and RI-treated mice. The introduction of an automatic access control system ensures that experiments can be carried out at any time at the discretion of the individual researcher.