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College of Medicine

Department of Premedicine Department of Nursing
Department of Premedicine

Department of Medicine
We put emphasis on raising genuine medical doctors who are able to serve mankind by teaching medical ethics and major medical courses. There three main educational policies of the department: produce medical doctors who have basic and clinical medical knowledge teach students to have active and creative minds in their major subjects encourage students to be philanthropic doctors who care for patients as they care for themselves To accomplish these goals, we open required theory and clinic integrated classes and a discussion centered problem-solving class. We also encourage students to join various extra-curriculum education programs and club activities to raise the spirit of team work and service spirit. Hospitals in Gyeongju and Illsan will try to establish better educational and research environments, and lead the development of the medical field through research of theories and clinical treatments. With the continual improvement of hardware and software in facilities and education, we will foster excellent knowledge and personalities in medical doctors. For further information of academic matters, please visit our homepage or call the department office. We ask your support and concern to the development of our medical college and medical graduate school.

Objectives of Education
1) Doctor with Competency C100: Students study fundamental medical knowledge and techniques. C200: Students learn clinical knowledge and techniques. C300: Students learn research ethics and its method. 2) Doctor with Sense S100: Students find and solve problems with critical thinking. S200: Students acquire knowledge related to international medical activities. S300: Classes for raising leadership. 3) Doctor with Mercy M100: Students will be doctors who practice Buddha's mercy. M200: Students will be doctors who have moral spirit and ethics. M300: Students will be doctors who communicate with patients. 4) Doctor with Devotion D100: Students will become self-directed learners for continual improvement. D200: Students will develop professional minds through learning and self-examination. D300: Students will be doctors who contribute their knowledge for social service.

Educational Contents
For four years students should complete 170 credits to finish the course. Every student has to take all major subjects, but if he or she misses one single class or earns an average credit lower than 2.0, he or she will no longer be promoted to the next grade. The education system of medical school runs by year, therefore, if a student cannot meet the requirements, he or she should take all classes again for the grade. Students must pass a graduation examination for graduation and for the National Examination for Medical Practitioners, which is a graduation examination.

Career Path
After passing the national examination, students are able to work as interns and residents at university hospitals, general hospitals, or private hospitals, and they participate in diagnosing and treating patients. Students become qualified specialists by completing the training course for residents and passing the specialist's exam Students who are not interested in treating patients but in surveying and teaching are able to work and study at the same time in basic medicine laboratories. In the field of basic medicine, there are courses in anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, pathology, and preventive medicine.

Department of Nursing
Since the department opened in March 1997, it has developed continuously with 8 experienced professors. Our performance-oriented educational course meets the criteria for nursing education certification. The department also provides various chances for examining and solving problems to improve students' critical thinking abilities, and has cutting-edge laboratories. As a result, for 14 consecutive years, all students have passed the national examination, and they display their competence in nationwide university hospitals. Our students actively engage in contests held on and off campus and receive awards, and our graduates voluntarily participate in donation drives for school development and in special speeches for students. With one mind between faculty and students, we consistently try to practice Buddha's spirit and to practice higher levels of nursing care.

Objectives of Education
We educate creative thinking skills and scientific nursing knowledge, and cultivate nursing specialists who are able to build treatment-care relations and to contribute the development of nursing science. 1) To educate creative and critical thinking skills, and scientific nursing knowledge 2) To establish the foundation for critical thinking and moral relations between care-givers and receivers. 3) To acquire an international sense for the human-centered development of nursing science.

Educational Contents
1) Students have wisdom and practice mercy. 2) Students learn ways to apply nursing skills in real life situations with knowledge of both liberal arts and major subjects. 3) Students learn flexible care-giving skills depending on receivers' needs. 4) Students learn language based and non-language based communication skills to give optimal treatment. 5) Students learn ways of co-operation with other neighboring fields to solve health problems. 6) Students learn the importance of job-division in a health and medical care team. 7) Students learn the way to apply health-care processes with critical thinking and to practice clinical inference. 8) Students learn standards for nursing specialists. 9) Students learn ethical and legal criteria of nursing business and integrate them to nursing business. 10) Students learn how to compare and analyze nursing leadership and exert leadership. 11) Students plan and implement nursing studies. 12) Students recognize health and medical policy changes in Korea and abroad.

Career Path
Graduates who have nursing and health-teacher qualifications are able to utilize their nursing knowledge in various fields. --nurse practitioners: western or Chinese medicine clinics --health teachers: school infirmary --community nurses: public health care centers --university faculties: university or research institute --company nurses: company infirmary --nurses in foreign countries: hospitals in foreign advanced countries including the USA --nurses in medical insurance: National Health and Insurance corporations --Teaching and consulting nurses: pharmaceutical companies and medical appliance manufacturers --civil services: health service posts in local government offices --air crews: flight attendants or infirmary nurses --clinic practitioners: speech therapy centers --midwives: midwives with national certificate and one year training --nurse specialists: 13 departments --emergency technicians --elderly care facility workers.

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