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.
 Concerning research support services, the library has established a website that allows users to freely search the library collection both on and off-campus, in addition to the borrowing service available at the circulation desk. A search tool for e-journals, e-books, and online medical research databases such as Scopus, CINAHL, Medical  Online, and ICHUSHI Web, has also been introduced for the convenience of library users.
 In addition, the library has a dedicated section where occupational medicine-related materials and new books on occupational medicine are on display. A database of the research achievements of the University's faculty members and an institutional repository are also available.




◆ Shared-Use Research Center


人工気候室.png  Research fields in medical and life sciences are becoming much morespecialized 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 that of other 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 conducting research using radiation and radioisotopes (RIs), student training, and education and training for RI handlers under legal regulations. For this purpose, the center provides multiple RI laboratories so that experiments can be conducted as individually as possible, according to the type of RI, the nature of the experiment, and other factors. The center houses gamma irradiation equipment capable of delivering high to low rates of radiation, as well as a breeding room for mice used in radiation experiments. The center has also implemented an automatic access control system to ensure that experiments can be conducted at the discretion of the individual researchers.