[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

Please click on the themes for courses available in 2021 Fall Semester and applied by Sep. 15, 2021.

Online Courses

Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements Quota Theme
Special topics in infectious disease control & global health Lin, Liang-Tzung College of Public Health 30 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Tropical medicine & microbiology Lin, Liang-Tzung College of Public Health 30 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Seminar in disaster medicine Ma, Hon-Ping College of Public Health 10 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Advanced in injury prevention & control & disaster medicine Lin, Mau-Roung College of Public Health 1. Graduate students only
2. Medicine/Rehabilitation Medicine/Public Health related major
15 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Applied epidemiology Lin, Mau-Roung College of Public Health 1. Graduate students only
2. Medicine/Rehabilitation Medicine/Public Health related major
15 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Fundamental programming design Su, Emily Chia-Yu College of Medical Science and Technology Graduate students only 10 Biomedical Technology
Tumor molecular biology & microenvironment: current challenges & opportunities in oncology precision therapeutics Tsai, Yuan-Chin College of Medical Science and Technology 1. Graduate students only
2. Health Science related major or with equivalent knowledge
Not specified Medical Innovation
Medical decision support Lin, Ming-Chin College of Medical Science and Technology PhD students only 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 College of Nutrition Medicine or Life Sciences related major 10 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Nutrition and disease prevention Chang, Jung-Su College of Nutrition Medicine or Life Sciences related major 15 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Incredible nanomachines- the intelligent design of viruses Lin, Liang-Tzung College of Interdisciplinary Studies 30 Medical Innovation
Global citizen – integrating cultural intelligence & SDGs into health research Lin, Liang-Tzung College of Interdisciplinary Studies 30 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Apprentice in international interdisciplinary innovation Lin, Liang-Tzung College of Interdisciplinary Studies 20 Global Healthcare & Health Promotion
Special topics in writing for publication Tsai, Pei-Shan College of Nursing 1. PhD student is prioritized

2. Master’s students who need to write thesis for degree requirements

Not specified Research Methodology

On-Campus Courses

Course Title Instructor College Notes and Restrictions
Seminar Hsu, Tzu-Yu College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate students only
Advanced seminar 藍亭(LANE TIMOTHY JOSEPH) College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate students only
Introduction to circadian neuroscience Jihwan Myung College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate students only
Natural & artificial intelligence DAHL CHRISTOPH DAVID College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate students only
Innovation & research in clinical pharmacy Chen, Hsiang-Yin College of Pharmacy
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
Tropical medicine research  Liao, Chien-Wei College of Medicine
Seminar in disaster medicine Ma, Hon-Ping College of Public Health
Advanced in injury prevention & control & disaster medicine Lin, Mau-Roung College of Public Health 1. Graduate students only
2. Medicine/Rehabilitation Medicine/Public Health related major
Applied epidemiology Lin, Mau-Roung College of Public Health 1. Graduate students only
2. Medicine/Rehabilitation Medicine/Public Health related major
International health issues & quality management Chen, Tuo Yu College of Public Health Graduate students only
Introduction of Disaster Nursing Lai, Fu-Chih College of Nursing Medicine/Nursing/Public Health/Health Management related major
Advanced Adult Care Lai, Fu-Chih College of Nursing Nursing related major
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
Tissue engineering for clinical applications 藍迪尉(David Lundy) College of Biomedical Engineering 1. Graduate students only
2. Biomedical Engineering related major
Biomaterials & nanomaterials: application in medicine Lin, Chih-Hsin College of Biomedical Engineering
Advanced topics in nanotechnology Lin, Chih-Hsin College of Biomedical Engineering
Nanomaterials&device design Kuo, Tsung-Rong College of Biomedical Engineering
Medical photonics Yang, Tzu-Sen College of Biomedical Engineering
BioMEMS Pan, Li-Chern College of Biomedical Engineering
Special topics in processing & translational research of medical science & technology Huang, Tsui-Chin College of Medical Science and Technology Graduate students only
Bioinformatics in precision medicine Lee, Gladys Yuan-Chii College of Medical Science and Technology Biology/Pharmacy/Medicine related major or Computer Science major. Students are encouraged to ask questions in class.
Epigenetics Liu, Yen-Nien College of Medical Science and Technology PhD students only
Proteomics Han, Chia-Li College of Pharmacy Pharmacy related major
Advanced spectroscopy Kunal Nepali College of Pharmacy Pharmacy related major
Special topics in translational biopharmaceuticals Liou, Jing-Ping College of Pharmacy Pharmacy related major
Design of drug synthetic pathway Lee, Hsueh-Yun College of Pharmacy Pharmacy related major
Glycobiotechnology in pharmaceutical industry Yves Hsieh College of Pharmacy Pharmacy related major
Seminar in pharmacognosy Lai, Kuei-Hung College of Pharmacy Pharmacy related major
Clinical drug discovery of pharmacokinetics & pharmacodynamics from botanical herbs Lee, Chia-Jung College of Pharmacy Pharmacy related major
Functional magnetic resonance imaging Wu, Chang-Wei College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate students only
Neural transmission & metabolism Niall William Duncan College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate students only
Advanced topics in digital oral engineering Chung-Kwei, Lin College of Oral Medicine
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
Basic computer programing Le Nguyen Quoc Khanh College of Medicine
Research methods in experimental psychology Hsu, Tzu-Yu College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate students only
Advanced psychological statistics Niall William Duncan College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate students only
Seminar(I) Lee, I-Ta College of Oral Medicine
Special topics in writing for publication Tsai, Pei-Shan College of Nursing
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
Theory of organization & management Yang, Che-Ming College of Management
Seminar in total quality management of health care Kuo, Nai-Wen College of Management
Evaluation of health care policy Sheu, Mei-Ling College of Management
Health information management Wen, Hsyien-Chia College of Management
Individual studies in cost accounting & management Huang, Chung-Chien College of Management
System thinking in healthcare Chuang, Sheu-Wen College of Management
Course Title Instructor College Notes and Requirements
International circumstance analysis Chiu, Chia-Hui Center for General Education Able to converse in English fluently

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Eligibility

Applicants must fulfill the following requirement

  1. Be officially nominated by their home institution and pay the tuition fee to their home institution, not to TMU.
  2. Complete at least one semester of the home university program before they apply.
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent.
  4. 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

Please visit the website of Formosa 101 for further information:
Formosa 101

For more information, please contact the Global Partnerships Section:

Note:

Please apply by Sep. 15, 2021 for 2021 Fall Semester

University Rankings

  • #74 in QS Asia University Rankings 2020

  • #64 in THE Asia University Rankings 2019

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019:

  • #101-150 in Medicine

  • #51-100 in Nursing

  • #51-100 in Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019:

  • #51-75 in Nursing

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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