Academic Year 2025 Entrance Exam of International Health (Master’s Degree Program)

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The Written Examination (Specialized Subjects) consists of two questions for each field of specialization—one question that is basic and general and another that is highly specialized. The examination on specialized subjects comprises four questions, as shown below.
1) Two questions from a field of specialization of your choice
2) Two questions from a field outside your chosen field of specialization (optional)
The approximate scope of the examination in each specialty is indicated below: 

Last updated: March 31, 2024

Global Health Policy

  1. Basic Mathematical and Statistical Calculation
    • Assess candidates’ proficiency in fundamental mathematical and statistical concepts.
    • Include questions involving calculations pertinent to global health.
  2. Interpretation of Data
    • Evaluate the ability to analyze and derive insights from tables and graphs.
    • Present data related to global health issues for interpretation.
  3. Knowledge of Global Health
    • Test candidates’ understanding of key global health concepts and principles. 
    • Include questions on specific global health topics such as climate change, air pollution, global disease burden, global health governance, infectious diseases, nutrition, and urban health.

The exam will focus on these three main areas, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation of quantitative skills, data interpretation capabilities, and knowledge in the field of global health policy. It will incorporate multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay questions.

Human Genetics

The exam will test the candidate’s general understanding and expertise on Human Genetics, Cancer genomics, and Epigenetics. Reference Textbook: Human Molecular Genetics(ISBN 978-0-8153-4589-3)

Developmental Medical Sciences

The exam will test the candidate’s general understanding and expertise on these five (5) areas:

  1. Public Health & Epidemiology
  2. Microbiology
  3. Immunology
  4. Laboratory Methods
  5. Maternal and Global Health

 In your answers, you will be assessed on how well you:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of health concepts relevant to the question,
  • Apply skills of critical thinking and analysis
  • Effectively communicate ideas and information using relevant examples
  • Present a logical and cohesive response.

Please refer to the link below for the list of reference:

Human Ecology

  1. Scientific Thinking
  • Assess candidates’ ability to think logically.
  • Evaluate the ability to analyze and interpret data from tables and figures.


  1. Basic Statistics
  • Evaluate the understanding of basic concepts of statistics.
  • Test candidates’ ability to calculate statistical indices.


  1. Knowledge of Human Ecology
  • Assess candidates’ understanding of basic concepts of human ecology.
  • Include questions on specific topics such as ecology, nutritional sciences, demography, anthropology and environmental health.

The list of textbooks and related books can be found in the following link.

Biomedical Chemistry

The exam will test the candidate’s general understanding on the following subjects:

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Biology

Reference Textbook: Molecular Biology of the Cell, 7th edition (978-0393884821).

Global Environmental Health

The exam will assess candidates’ general understanding and expertise on environmental health, focusing on three main areas:

  1. Basic statistics and epidemiology
  2. Statistical methods in environmental epidemiology
  3. Knowledge of global environmental health


International Cooperation for Medical Education

  • 学習/教育/インストラクション/トレーニングの理論
  • 学習者評価の理論
  • 医療専門職教育におけるカリキュラム/評価
  • 地域包括ケアシステム
  • 総合診療、家庭医療、プライマリケア


  • Theory of Learning/Education/Instruction/Training
  • Theory of Learner Assessment
  • Curriculum/Assessment in Health Professions Education
  • Community-based Integrated Care System
  • General Practice, Family Medicine, Primary Care

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