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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Nursing — Psychosocial Oncology

Offered by: Nursing     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

The Ph.D. thesis topic must be germane to psychosocial oncology and approved by the P.S.O. coordinating committee.

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses

  • NUR2 701 Comprehensive Examination (1 credit)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sonia Elizabeth Semenic (Fall) Sonia Elizabeth Semenic (Winter)

  • NUR2 702 Quantitative Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : Examination of various experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational, and survey designs with particular focus on the use of these designs in nursing research.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • NUR2 703 Issues of Measurement (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : An examination of the underlying theories of measurement and techniques for assessing the validity and reliability of data collection instruments. Issues related to the development and/or utilization of instruments to measure target variables in nursing and health research are addressed.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Céline Gélinas (Fall)

  • NUR2 705 Palliative Care (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : The concept of whole person care and its importance in caring for people with a life-threatening illness will be explored. Various aspects of the person, different contexts, and different types of research will be integrated and reflected upon to determine changes required in practice, policy, and research.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Note: Required for the Psychosocial Oncology Option for PhD students in the School of Nursing and Dept. of Psychology. Other PhD and Master's students are welcome to join.
  • NUR2 730 Theory Development in Nursing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : This course surveys the history of nursing theory development with special emphasis placed on the approaches theory development and the factors affecting these approaches. Issues such as the level of theory, where theory derives are examined in light of the needs of a practice discipline. Future directions for theory development in nursing are explored.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Franco Carnevale (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: NUR2 620 or equivalent
  • NUR2 780 Advanced Nursing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : An in-depth analysis of selected issues and developments within nursing and health care. Included will be topics relevant to the areas of research and clinical expertise of the student and faculty.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • 3 hours seminar weekly
    • Prerequisite: NUR2 621, NUR2 624, NUR2 625 or equivalent and permission of instructor
  • NUR2 783 Psychosocial Oncology Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Nursing (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nursing : This seminar focuses on evidence-based research developments in psychosocial oncology. Students will explore state-of-the-art theory, research methods, findings, and intervention programs from a variety of disciplines including nursing, psychology, medicine, health services management and social work that have contributed to the emergent field of psychosocial oncology.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Carmen Gisele Loiselle (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in health sciences, social work, psychology, management and by permission of the instructor.

Selected course(s) (Statistics)*

*Note: A minimum of 3 credits in advanced statistics.

Complementary Courses

One of the following courses:

  • PSYC 507 Emotions, Stress, and Illness (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : Emotional effects on peripheral physiology and the development, course, and outcome of physical disorders such as high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, ulcers, asthma, and cancer.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Francis Jason Elgar (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: PSYC 337, PSYC 429 and permission of the instructor.
  • PSYC 753 Health Psychology Seminar 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Advanced area seminar on a topic in health psychology.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Frances Aboud (Fall)

  • SWRK 609 Understanding Social Care (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Historical overview of social care to respond to contemporary issues in health and community services. Topics include: meaning of care; history of care in home and community; need, risk, dependence/independence; and organisation of care in Quebec and beyond.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Ilyan Ferrer (Fall)

  • SWRK 668 Living with Illness, Loss and Bereavement (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : This seminar addresses the psycho-social concerns of patients and family members living with illness and/or non-bereavement loss. An interdisciplinary theoretical perspective is combined with clinical practice interventions. Special attention will be given to the role of the social worker.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Estelle Hopmeyer (Fall)

Faculty of Medicine—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)