The Department of Health Sciences and Technology was established in the graduate school to enhance medical schools' competitiveness, promote cooperation between universities and research institutes on the medical campus, and contribute to Korea's advanced medical entry. The Department of Health Sciences and Technology educates three majors, namely, “Bio-Medical Science,” “Neuroscience,” and “Biomedical Engineering” in which professors from the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, and College of Bio-Nano Technology have participated.
A total of 40 professors are in charge of research and education on regenerative medicine (stem cell), oncology, metabolic diseases including diabetes, neuroscience, genomics, nanomedicine, bio-imaging, tissue engineering (3D printing), and drug development. And education is conducted at the Lee Gil Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute, which has the best research facilities in Korea.
The Brain Science Research Institute, established in 2004, has conducted world-leading research using ultra-high magnetic field 7 Tesla MRI to identify brain structures and diagnose brain diseases using ultra-high-resolution brain imaging. It is the highest-level brain imaging research institute in Korea that has focused on developing technology. In addition, the research institute plans to focus on the development of systems, probes, and image processing software necessary to improve high-performance MRI and PET images.
This major is operated by professors from the College of Health Sciences and College of Medicine and can lead disease diagnosis and treatment by understanding various physiological phenomena of the human body based on academic convergence such as electrical/electronic engineering, biotechnology, mechanical engineering, and computer engineering. It is a field that researches and develops new medical technology. Current research includes DNA base analysis technology through nanopore sensors, micro/nanosystems that collect potential signals from biological tissues (cranial nerves or muscles) in-vivo or in-vitro, and wearables that monitor health status. Devices, brain science medical imaging device hardware such as magnetic resonance imaging and positron tomography, various image processing technologies obtained from images, and application development using these fusions are included as well.