In the second period of the doctoral program (doctorate), lecturers within and outside the school provide special lectures (seminars, symposiums, and speeches) and lectures on how to write theses and make presentations in English.
Lectures on basic technologies and special lectures on infection control sciences
A 7-day special seminar is provided to admitted students, who are from a university other than Kitasato university and are interested in the seminar. Explanatory meetings regarding computer networks and using the library, as well as seminars on safety measures (e.g., handling of chemical substances and microorganisms), are also provided for all admitted students.
Foreign teachers, whose mother tongue is English, provide lectures on how to write theses and make presentations in English.
Special lectures (special speeches, symposiums, and seminars)
The Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences, Graduate School of Infection Control Sciences, Kitasato University, faculties, research departments, or attached institutions actively hold special lectures (e.g., symposiums, seminars, and speeches) presented by first-line researchers within and outside Japan. Through these lectures (including debates), participants obtain the latest scientific information and learn international ideas and values.
Questionnaires on lectures
Since 2003, we have conducted questionnaires aimed at improving classes, which are provided by full-time and part-time teachers of the graduate school.
Through these questionnaires, postgraduate students express their opinions, give feedback, and describe issues, which will be hopefully improved, about whether lectures are easy to understand, as well as the details of presentations and distributed materials.
The results of the questionnaire affect the evaluation of limited-term teachers, and aid in improving teachers’ abilities and lectures.