Outline Research Education Lectures & Courses Clinical Services & Other Works


Title Name Researcher information
Professor SAWABE Motoji
Assistant Professor SOEJIMA Yurie
Graduate Student KIKUCHI Minami
Graduate Student HATTHAKONE Thavisouk
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Pathology is the basic science of medicine that involved both the basic and clinical stages to elucidate the essence of diseases.
Pathological techniques play a role in conducting higher quality diagnoses by various examinations and methods such as histology, cytology, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, and genetic analysis. We explore the essence of the diseases in both aspects of pathology and pathological techniques.
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In our department, we research the following programs in order to investigate and elucidate the etiology and pathophysiology, and further to explore and develop the theoretics and methods of examination that can contribute to the diagnosis.

1. Immunohistochemical analysis of human and mouse cardiac conduction system
2. Proteomic analysis of human cardiac aging
3. Proteome analysis and immunohistochemical study of arterial and cardiac aging
4. Molecular epidemiologic and clinicopathological study of Lipoprotein(a)
5. Molecular pathological study of hepatobiliary tumors
6. Histological and cytological analysis for early diagnosis of biliary tract cancer
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In the undergraduate course, students learn the etiology and pathophysiology of basic disease in Pathological Technology, lecture and practice (Medical Technology), and Pathology (Nursing science).
In graduate school, we provide education and conduct the research with the aim of exploring, developing, and systematizing the theoretics and methods of molecular pathological techniques with a higher level of pathological expertise and a broad international perspective.
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Lectures & Courses

In order to cultivate medical professionals with interdisciplinary and international perspectives, precious humanity and high ethical values, the ability of self-problem raising and solution, life-long-thinking, the following education are providing.

1) Undergraduate education
・In the second grade of Medical Technology and Nursing science, students learn common changes in disease, the essence of pathogenesis, and their origins systematically in the general theory of Pathology/Pathological technology.
・In the second grade of Medical Technology, practical training of pathological examination is organized to contributes to the diagnosis of diseases and elucidation the pathogenesis, such as various special staining methods, immunohistochemistry, cytology, and frozen section, in addition to visual inspection of organs, basic preparation of specimens and observation.
・In the second grade of Nursing science, we have pathological anatomical observation as a part of the Practice of Medical Sciences.
・In the fourth grade of Medical Technology, we provide the education of the basics of research, such as how to proceed with the study and how to write the research paper as the Undergraduate Research, and pathological examination practice is carried out at the Department of Pathology in TMDU
hospital as Clinical Practice.

2) Graduate education
・In the Master’s Program, we discuss essentials of diseases, with the investigation and understanding the origin, pathophysiology, and pathological characteristics (macroscopical,histological,cytological and molecular pathological) of the disease. Furthermore, students learn the theory and method of pathological techniques (immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, image analysis, etc.), which useful for elucidation pathophysiology and diagnosis. In addition, students will acquire the skills of quality management and problem-solving in the laboratory. We participate in various research meetings and academic societies and learn about the current status and prospects of international and interdisciplinary research in the pathology/pathological techniques field. Through this course, students will complete their research as a Master’s thesis and acquire basic research ability.
・In the Doctoral Program, we provide higher education, research instruction and medical English learning to acquire the independent research skills that internationally applicable.
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Clinical Services & Other Works

・In the Pathology department of the Medical hospital, Sawabe participates in the pathological diagnosis of autopsy cases, Soejima participates in the cytological diagnosis.
・In 2020, Soejima participated in the PCR screening test for the COVID-19 in the Medical hospital.
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