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


p17kyoriken350.jpg   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 is equipped with an environment where conventional animals and special SPF animals free of pathogens can be bred.
  The center also improves the breeding environment 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 also 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 under legal control for implementing research and student practicums, and for the education and training of RI handlers, etc. The center has many RI-applicable laboratories and gamma irradiation equipment with which radiation levels can be controlled from high to low.
  Consideration is also given to avoiding congestion of trainees and research staff members during student practicums and educational training. Furthermore, with the application of an automatic entrance and exit control system, experiments can be done freely at any time according to individual discretion.