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Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine

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Takashi MIIDA
Associate Professor:
Kazunori MIYAKE
Assistant Professor:
Mayumi IDEI
Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine is the integral bridge between clinical care and laboratory technology. Professor Nozomu KOSAKAI established the first Japanese department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine (formerly called “Clinical Pathology”) at Juntendo University School of Medicine in 1961. It has been greatly contributing to improvement of patient care at our institution. The clinical laboratory physicians provide interpretive reports on clinical laboratory tests, which help the treating physician to decide on a course of action. The clinical laboratory physicians also conduct a consultation for various issues related to laboratory tests from clinicians.
Undergraduate education in Clinical Laboratory Medicine offers academic programs in various aspects of Laboratory Medicine.

The curriculum of the forth-year students
Lectures of Clinical Laboratory Medicine
1) General remarks of Clinical Laboratory Medicine
2) Lectures on the basic Clinical Biochemistry Clinical Microbiology, and Hematology.

The curriculum of the fifth and sixth-year students
Bedside learning (BSL) fifth-year
Each bedside learning group consists of 3 medical students. They study about the Diagnostic technologies, interpretation and clinical significance of laboratory tests with the help of their instructor physicians.
Clinical Clerkship (CCS) sixth-year
After completing a BSL course, students engage in more advanced practice. Consideration is given to deepening the verification and understanding of specific field of Clinical Laboratory Medicine by means of small group learning (clinical clerkships).
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