College of Health Sciences

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●Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology (Undergraduate, including the English-taught
program, Master’s and PhD Programs)
●Department of Public Health (Undergraduate, Master’s Programs, Master’s Program in Public Health or
Occupational Safety and Health, PhD Program in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health)
●Department of Physical Therapy (Undergraduate and Master’s Programs)
●Department of Occupational Therapy (Undergraduate, Master’s and On-the-Job Master´s Programs)
●Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences (Undergraduate, Master’s and on-the-Job Master´s
Programs)
●Department of Healthcare Administration and Medical Informatics (Undergraduate, Master’s and on-the-Job
Master´s Programs)
●Post-Baccalaureate Undergraduate Program in Integrated Clinical Interpretation based on Laboratory Data

This year, ‘the College of Health Sciences’ marks its 15th year
since its establishment in August, 1999. Currently the College
has established six departments, offering seven undergraduate
programs, seven Master programs, three In-Service Master
programs, and two Doctoral programs. Every department aims to
cultivate healthcare professionals who can meet global and local
demands of society, connect with the world, integrate theory and
practice, and master multiple healthcare missions. A series of
Memoranda of Understanding with the College of Human
Sciences of Cologne University, Germany, and the School of
Public Health and Tropical Medicine of Tulane University, U.S.A.,
also allow the College to pursue internationalization and stay
connected to the world.
The College of Health Sciences makes every effort to promote
academic exchanges and technological cooperation internationally.
Early in 1994, the undergraduate program in the Department of
Occupational Therapy obtained WFOT accreditation. Since 2001,
the Department of Healthcare Administration and Medical
Informatics has built up a cooperative course ‘Special Topics
in US. Hospital Management’ with the Department of Health
Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University to offer Master
students opportunity to study American hospital management in
States; the Department of Public Health has offered a cooperative
course ‘Special Topics in Occupational Health and Safety Practice’
with Harvard University since 2005, which has been participated
by research students from both universities. After the 2010
‘International Bachelor Program in Biomedical Sciences’ for
Gambian students (from which eleven students were graduated),
the Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology
now offers a full-English course module from 2014 to cultivate
professionals in medical laboratory science and biotechnology
internationally. The Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological
Sciences has also started to plan an interdisciplinary course
module of “Dental Imaging Technology” since 2014. The other
Departments also have academic exchanges and collaborative
courses with overseas universities. For example, the Department
of Physical Therapy’s overseas internship in Malaysia, and the
Department of Occupational Therapy’s overseas community
internship in Australia perfectly show the internationalization of
the College of Health Sciences. The focuses of research of the
College continued to be: research to develop nano-biomedical
materials, nano-molecular diagnostics, and nano-medical imaging
technologies; research to analyze the influence of changes in the
environment and genes on health by investigating the whole
spectrum of factors such as environmental changes, epidemiology
and molecular biology; research on innovative healthcare provider
models and decision-supporting systems by combining information
and communication technologies, medical data mining, and clinical
healthcare; and research on the clinical therapeutic regimes
targeting the quality of life of the aging society. These plans
above all comply well to the College’s overall aim: ‘with holistic
concept in healthcare and dedication in environmental health, the
College of Health Sciences shall become the best in Southern
Taiwan and top among other Taiwan institutions, and contributing
to global society.’
In future, with the learning atmosphere of internationalization,
holistic education and evidence-based practice, the College of
Health Sciences hope to offer a more completed selection of
education opportunity by setting up programs such as doctoral
program in healthcare management and medical information
technology; core courses for master in smart healthcare management;
master program in smart healthcare innovation and practical
management; summative course module of public health, summative
course module of practical healthcare and health promotion; course
module of molecular diagnosis in preventive medicine; and
course module of dental imaging technology, and investigating
the possibility of establishing the DPT program, and to continue
strengthening the collaboration with overseas sister schools, and
establishing college level research centers, to further develop
teaching and research in health management and healthcare.

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