Internal medicine 1

Information for Exchange Students



Name of the department: Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Circulatory and Body Fluid Regulation, Faculty of Medicine

Head of the department: Professor Kazuo Kitamura, MD, PhD

Tutor(s): Professor Kazuo Kitamura, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Takuroh Imamura, PhD

Language(s): English/Japanese

Duration: 2 weeks

Period of year: except summer and winter vacations

Acceptable number of students (per period/per year): 1 per 2 weeks, 6 per year


Clinical training:

Details of the clinical training and training contents

  Cardiology including hypertension



Research Project:

Name of the project: Bioactive peptides in diseases

Description of the project (including, relation to the main work of the laboratory, procedures and methods used in the project): Assessments of bioactive peptides like adrenomedullin in various diseases in our field. Therapeutical application of the peptides for patients (translational research) will be presented at opportunity.

Aim of the project: Basic and practical study of bioactive peptides


Requirements (if special knowledge is needed): Basic and minimum knowledge of interested field(s) is desirable, and students who are interested in the research field are highly recommended.

Further information from:

Kazuo Kitamura, MD, PhD