College of Medicine was newly established on August 1, 1999. Currently, it comprises twelve outstanding units with teaching, research and service functions, i.e., School of Medicine, School of Post-Baccalaureate Medicine, Department of Sports Medicine, Department of Respiratory Therapy, Department of Renal Care, Institute of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Master’s Program in Biochemistry, Master’s Program in Physiology, Master’s Program in Neurology, Master’s Program in Genome Medicine , Master’s Program in Pharmacology.
PhD Program in Environmental and Occupational Medicine
College of Dental Medicine
Kaohsiung Medical University was established in 1954, the very first private medical college in Taiwan. Three years later, in 1957, we established the first private dental school in Taiwan within our university. To date, the School of Dentistry is over half a century old for 52 years. In 1985, we established the very first MS program in Dentistry in our country, followed by setting up a Ph.D. degree program in 1990, the first such program in Dentistry in Taiwan. In 1992, we further established the first Graduate Institute for Oral Health Science (GIOS); providing the concrete basis for promoting dental public health. In order to offer further clinical-basic science training for dentists on a continuing bases, the On-the-Job MS program was founded within the graduate institute of dental and oral health sciences in 1999. This program has a special feature focusing on Periodontal Prosthodontics training for the practicing dentists and it is currently the only one of its kind in Taiwan.
With the refinement of the university’s organization and mandates, we evolved into a full-sized College of Dental Medicine by 1999, providing our country's very first and foremost college-level professional education in all aspects of basic and clinical dental sciences, which is consisted of the School of Dentistry and a separate Department of Oral Hygiene. Our School of Dentistry runs four different programs: the undergraduate program for DDS training, the M.S. program and the Ph.D. program for graduate training and the On-the-Job MS program for the established dentists. In parallel, the Department of Oral Hygiene also has four programs: the undergraduate program, the On-the-Job undergraduate program, the M.S. program and the on-the Job M.S. program.
College of Pharmacy
The College of Pharmacy was expanded from the school of Pharmacy and established in August 1, 1999. The College currently consists of the School of Pharmacy (with undergraduate department, M.S., In-service M.S., and Ph.D. programs), the Department of Fragrance and Cosmetic (with undergraduate department and M.S. program), the Graduate Institute of Natural Products (with M.S. and Ph.D. programs), and the Graduate Institute of Clinical Pharmacy (with M.S. program).
The history of this College can date back to 1957, when the School of Pharmacy was set up. It is also the first private school of pharmacy ever built in Taiwan. Thereafter, the M.S., Ph. D. and In-service M.S. programs at the Graduate Institute of Pharmacy were gradually developed in 1982, 1988, and 1999, respectively. In 2007, a successful integration between undergraduate department and graduate institute formed the current framework of the School of Pharmacy.
In 1992, the first Graduate Institute of Natural Products in Taiwan was established. Starting from the M.S. program, the Graduate Institute soon developed into the Ph.D. program in 2001. Subsequently, the Department of Fragrance and Cosmetic was set up in 2003 and the M.S. program in 2007. At about the same time, the Graduate Institute of Clinical Pharmacy came into existence in 2004, and then a global structure of the College was born.
The faculty members in the College of Pharmacy possess comprehensive expertise in various pharmacy areas, including fragrance and cosmetics, pharmaceutical sciences, research and development of natural products, clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical care.
lSchool of Pharmacy
3.On-the-Job Master´s Program
lDepartment of Fragrance and Cosmetic Science
lGraduate Institute of Natural Products
lGraduate Institute of Clinical Pharmacy
College of Nursing
The current College of Nursing began in 1968 with a 3-year Associate Program in Nursing, followed by the creation of the School of Nursing in 1975. Our Master's Program in Nursing began in 1991, and the College itself was formed in 1999. Our Doctoral Program in Nursing and Graduate Institute of Gender Studies were established in 2001. From 2007, we began integrating both the Master's Program and Doctoral Program in Nursing into the School of Nursing. And from fall 2012, with the establishment of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Science, Graduate Institute of Gender Studies was moved from the College and merged into the newly inaugurated one. A glimpse of the College's historical timeline is as follows.
08/1968 3-year Associate Program
08/1975 School of Nursing (4 years)
08/1990 Post-RN Baccalaureate Program (3 years)
08/1991 Master's Program in Nursing
08/1993 Night School of Nursing, B.S. Program (5 years)
08/1994 Night School of Nursing, B.S. Program (3 years)
08/1997 Transforming the Night School of 5-year BS Program to 3-year Post-RN BS Program
01/2000 Promoting the School of Nursing to College of Nursing
08/2001 Doctoral Program in Nursing and Master's Program in Gender Studies
08/2005 Closing Down the 3-year Post-RN BS Program
08/2007 Integrating Both Master's and Doctoral Programs into the School of Nursing
08/2012 Graduate Institute of Gender Studies Moved to College of Liberal Arts and Social Science
lUndergraduate Program in Nursing
lMaster's Program in Nursing
lDoctoral Program in Nursing
Minimum Requirement for Graduation:
lUndergraduate Program in Nursing:
Completion of 128 semester-hours of course work with an average grade of 60. Of these 128 hours, 87 must be required nursing courses, and 41 must be general education and/or electives in nursing.
lMaster's Program in Nursing:
Completion of 32 semester-hours of course work with an average grade of 70. Of these 32 hours, 18 must be required nursing courses, and 6 must be Thesis.
lDoctoral Program in Nursing:
Completion of 48 semester-hours of course work with an average grade of 70. Of these 45 hours, 24 must be required nursing courses, and 12 must be Dissertation.
BSN- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
MSN- Master of Science in Nursing
PhD- Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
College of Health Sciences
Dean’s welcome and Introduction:
Welcome to the College of Health Sciences at Kaohsiung Medical University. The College was established in 1999 with a mission to educate truly outstanding health care professionals and to develop high-quality integrated, interdisciplinary research. We have 68 fulltime faculty members to support approximately 1,500 graduate and undergraduate students in our academic programs. As with other Colleges at KMU, we strive for excellence in teaching, research and service.
The College encompasses six allied health and health care management professions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical laboratory science and biotechnology, medical imaging and radiological sciences, public health, healthcare administration and medical informatics. Classroom, clinical, and laboratory instruction is provided by a highly qualified and dedicated faculty using innovative teaching strategies in facilities that house state of the art equipment. The graduates of our professional programs perform better than most of their national counterparts on the licensure/board examinations. We are also proud of the fact that our faculty provide significant leadership and participate in local and international contexts, such as chairing committees and associations, editing journals, and influencing policies.
Our college is an exciting place to pursue an education and career. We are building on our proud heritage to ensure that the College of Health Sciences remains at the forefront of health profession education. I invite you to browse through our department web pages to learn more about the exciting opportunities in the College.
lDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences
lDepartment of Healthcare Administration and Medical Informatics
lDepartment of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology
lDepartment of Occupational Therapy
lDepartment of Physical Therapy
lDepartment of Public Health
College of Life Science
The College originally consisted of the School of Chemistry and Biology, which were considered to be traditional natural science departments and thus detach from our medical science program of the University. Life science has entered a new era in the understanding and control of living processes in today's genomic age. The restoration and regeneration of the environment, the transformation of industrial processes, and the utilization and processing of biological information which results ground-broken in the treatment of disease. Therefore, School of Chemistry was renamed the "Faculty of Medicinal and Applied Chemistry" on August 1, 2003. The school is actively acquiring state-of-the-art technology needed for enhancing R&D of drug and biomedical material. Meanwhile, the School of Biology has been re-designated to "Faculty of Biomedical Science and Environmental Biology", integrating the theoretical framework of biology with the application of modern biotechnology. In addition, the College also found "Faculty of Biotechnology" on August 1, 2003. The goal of this Faculty is to transform research breakthroughs in molecular biology and medical science into biotechnological applications. Since 2008, the Faculties were renamed as Departments because of the organization expansion.
lDepartment of Medicinal and Applied Chemistry
lDepartment of Biomedical Science and Environmental Biology
lDepartment of Biotechnology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The College was founded on the 1st of August 2012 and integrates the Department of Psychology and the Department of Medical Sociology and Social Work that were once subordinate to the College of Health Science, with the Graduate Institute of Gender Studies that was once under the College of Nursing. In addition, Physical Education Division and Language Education Division that were previously subordinate to the Centre for General Education have been expanded into the Centre for Physical Education and the Centre for Language and Culture respectively. The previous Division of Humanities and Social Sciences and that of Nature and Applied Science have been expanded into the Centre for Humanities and Arts Education as well as the Centre for Fundamental Science Education.
Also all of the teaching fellows are allocated into each centre in terms of their expertise. The college of Humanities and Social Sciences not only recruits outstanding academics, but also aims to establish teaching-oriented centers in about five to ten years, such as the Centre for Medical Humanities, Medical Laws, Medical Ethics and Medical Anthropology. The undergraduate study is both theory and practice-based. It is also crossing disciplinary boundaries. The postgraduate study aims to train the next generation of professionals in the field of Healthcare and Medical Industry, such as Psychology, Applied Sociology and Social Work. Moreover, the College aims to establish the Master and PhD programs, as well as welcomes postgraduates studying cross-field research. You will be working with outstanding academics and specialists in their fields at KMU. Another feature is the College integrates teaching with research. Also, it endeavors to cultivate the spirit of the humanities and social care.