[Above: 2020 TMU-STEP students (Minerva Schools at KGI, U.S.A.) at Pharmaceutical lab.]

About TMU STEP (Short-Term Exchange Program)

TMU Short-Term Exchange Program (TMU-STEP) provides an opportunity for students from universities around the world to study at Taipei Medical University for one or two semesters. TMU-STEP consists of a wide variety of English-taught classes in Health Sciences, such as Medicine, Public Health, Pharmacy and Nutrition.

In addition to professional courses, students attending TMU-STEP may also sign up for Chinese language courses. Some participants can choose to do independent research (lab attachment) under the guidance of a TMU faculty member. There will also be opportunities to take part in numerous traditional and contemporary Taiwanese cultural activities.

Courses

Below is the courses available in 2022 Fall Semester.

Please click on the course title and instructor for detailed syllabus and instructor’s profile.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2022

Online Courses

Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements Quota Theme
Cell biology Chang, Jungshan Medicine N/A Medical Innovation
Special topics in writing for publication Tsai, Pei-Shan Nursing Graduate students only N/A Research Methodology
Specific topic in chronic inflammation-associated cancers Chang, Shu-Chun Medical Technology and Sciences Basic knowledge on life science 6 Medical Innovation
Tumor molecular biology & microenvironment: current challenges & opportunities in oncology precision therapeutics Shih, Jing-Wen Medical Technology and Sciences Graduate students with basic knowledge on life science N/A Medical Innovation
Epigenetics Wang, Chih-Yang Medical Technology and Sciences N/A Biomedical Technology
Bioinformatics in precision medicine Lee, Gladys Yuan-Chii Medical Technology and Sciences Knowledge on computer science. Students are encouraged to ask questions 5 Biomedical Technology
Advanced topics in materials & sensing analysis Yang, Tzu-Sen  College of Biomedical Engineering 5 Biomedical Technology
Introduction to food safety & nutrition Chao, Jane Chen-Jui Nutrition Major in medicine or life science related fields 10 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Nutrition and disease prevention Chang, Jung-Su Nutrition Major in medicine or life science related fields 15 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Research Methodology Chiu, Ching-Feng Nutrition Major in life science related fields 5 Research Methodology
Nutrition & Health (I) Duong Van Tuyen  Nutrition Major in health and life science 10 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Incredible nanomachines- the intelligent design of viruses Lin, Liang-Tzung Interdisciplinary Studies 30 Medical Innovation
Global citizen – integrating cultural intelligence & SDGs into health research Lin, Liang-Tzung Interdisciplinary Studies 30 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
International health research Bai, Chyi-Huey Public Health N/A Research Methodology
Applied Biostatistics Chen, Yi-Hua Public Health 1. Graduate students only

2. Took courses on Biostatistics

5 Research Methodology
Questionnaire design & application of social science research methods Hsu, Hui-Chuan Public Health Graduate students only 5 Research Methodology
Advanced topics in disability, participation & health Chang, Feng-Hang Public Health Graduate students majoring in Medicine, Rehabilitation or Public Health 10 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Special topic in road safety & injury prevention Pai, Chih-Wei Public Health 5 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Advanced in injury prevention & control & disaster medicine Lin, Mau-Roung Public Health Graduate students majoring in Medicine, Rehabilitation or Public Health 15 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Seminar in disaster medicine Ma, Hon-Ping Public Health 10 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Special topics in infectious disease control & global health Lin, Liang-Tzung Public Health N/A Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Tropical medicine & microbiology Lin, Liang-Tzung Public Health N/A Global Healthcare & Health Promotion

On-Campus Courses

Course Title Instructor College Notes and Restrictions
Introduction to neuroscience Christoph Dahl, Niall Duncan, Jihwan Myung Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate students only
Seminar Jihwan Myung Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate students only
Visual Cognition Christoph Dahl Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate students only
Psychiatric Neuroscience Matteo Martino Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate students only
Advanced seminar Jihwan Myung Humanities and Social Sciences PhD students only
Brain-body interactions in cognition and emotion Hyeongdong Park Humanities and Social Sciences PhD students only
Introduction to circadian Neuroscience Jihwan Myung Humanities and Social Sciences PhD students only
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
Tissue engineering for clinical applications David Lundy Biomedical Engineering  Graduate students in related fields
Biomaterials & nanomaterials: application in medicine Lin, Chih-Hsin  Biomedical Engineering
Advanced topics in nanotechnology Lin, Chih-Hsin Yang, Jen-Chang  Biomedical Engineering
Nanomaterials&device design Kuo, Tsung-Rong Biomedical Engineering
Medical photonics Yang, Tzu-Sen  Biomedical Engineering
BioMEMS

Pan, Li-Chern

Biomedical Engineering
Functional magnetic resonance imaging

Wu, Changwei W. 

Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate students only
Neural transmission & metabolism

Niall W. Duncan

Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate students only
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
Research methods in experimental
psychology

Hsu, Tzu-Yu

Humanities and Social Sciences  Graduate students only
Advanced psychological statistics

Niall W. Duncan

Humanities and Social Sciences  PhD students only
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
International circumstance analysis Chao, Lin Center for General Education Able to converse in English fluently
International etiquette & cross-cultural communication Chao, Lin Center for General Education Able to converse in English fluently
TED talks & contemporary issues

Tseng, Chia-Chieh 

Center for General Education CEFR B2 and above
Journalistic English

Lee, To-Ken

Center for General Education

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Eligibility

Applicants must fulfill the following requirement

  1. Undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled at universities outside Taiwan.
  2. Be officially nominated by their home institution and pay the tuition fee to their home institution, not to TMU.
  3. Complete at least one semester of the home university program before they apply.
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent.
  5. Be proficient in English. Non-native English speakers must have a score of at least TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 5.5.

Program Certificate

Information about certificate and credit transfer

TMU issues certificate of completion and transcript to the students who successfully meet the program requirements of TMU-STEP.

The credits taken under TMU-STEP can be transferred to the student’s home university. Please consult your home university about how to apply for credit transfer.

Housing

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Taipei

Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan. With its busy shopping streets and contemporary buildings, Taipei serves as the island’s financial, cultural and governmental center. The skyline is crowned by the bamboo-shaped Taipei 101 skyscraper, with upscale shops at the base and a rapid elevator to an observatory near the 508-meter top.

The downtown area offers enjoyable contrasts, with the west side’s narrow streets and street vendors showing Taipei’s past. The city’s east side is now its financial and commercial center, with the Xinyi District’s malls and nightlife representing the city’s metamorphosis into a modern international city.

About Taipei Medical University

Founded in 1960, Taipei Medical University (TMU) is the leading private university in Taiwan that excels in teaching, research, and a full range of health care services. A wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs are offered, including Medicine, Oral Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health, Medical Science and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Biomedical Engineering and Nutrition.

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