To Cultivate an Interdisciplinary Healthcare Specialist through Knowledge and Practice


From the establishment of Kaohsiung Medical University, the university takes “cultivation of professional medical specialists, taking care of the public’s physical and mental health, and giving care to unprivileged groups” as its mission. In order to achieve these goals, the school is devoted to “cultivating an interdisciplinary healthcare specialist through knowledge and practice.”


Following the government’s policy of cultivating specialists, our school integrates the concept of Kano’s model as a guideline to create a concept of “a chain of cultivating specialists through knowledge and practice,” (see the picture below), which emphasizes students’ abilities in the humanities, profession, employment, and international competency, and at the same time enhancing teachers’ teaching competence.


In  addition,  by  creating  a  cloud  service  campus,  teaching



  1. Cultivating the ability of international competency





  1. Cultivating teachers’

teaching competence




  1. Integrating teaching resources




  1. Communication of regional teaching resources

this involves expanding international academic exchange, signing dual-semester systems with the 100 best universities in the world, expanding the student’s industry-university cooperation and application of international profession licenses, making a plan for internal volunteers, and creating a learning space with time-space limit in order to strengthen the student’s “international competency.”


by setting up an index for teaching competence, designing cultivating courses and hands-on workshops, inspecting new teaching assessments and questionnaires of teaching competence objectively, setting up a teaching model, and carrying out paradigm shifts, all teacher’s “teaching competence” can be enhanced.


this involves creating a cloud-service E-campus, creating a mobile reading area on campus, establishing a performance index of BI (Business Intelligence), enriching self-study resources so as to carry out “integration of virtual and actual teaching resources.”


by enriching the teaching resources and support of elementary, junior and senior high schools and universities within the region, adding a zero-mile navigation platform, giving a zero-mile pathway program the goal of “sharing and gaining benefits from regional resources” and “continuing university education” can be achieved.


resources can be integrated. By sharing regional teaching results and resources, all educational institutes in the region can benefit via enhancing the teaching quality and the function of supporting systems. In addition, the self-assessment of educational institutes will be established so as to create an excellent specialist-cultivating campus and to improve the school-running quality. The following are the strategies of cultivating specialists:

Specialists are the foundation in maintaining a nation’s competency. Cultivation of specialists is based on higher education instruction such as that found in universities. In order to deal with the rapid changes of the medical environment and the emergence of new diseases, our school has set up a solid base to cultivate “a professional interdisciplinary specialist with knowledge and practice” through teachers’ teaching, students’ learning, course redesigning, internationalization striving, and resource integrating.


We hope that by implementing the strategies above, we can maintain our excellent traditions in medicine and healthcare and cultivate professional specialists meeting the needs of national healthcare and the medical industry.




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