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

Offered by: Psychology     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

The Ph.D. thesis topic must be germane to psychosocial oncology and approved by the PSO 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 (12 credits)

  • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 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 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 2014

    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.
  • PSYC 701 Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (6 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

One graduate seminar each term during Year 2 and Year 3 chosen from seminar courses PSYC 710 to PSYC 758.

Note: The Department of Psychology does not ordinarily require an examination in a foreign language; however, all students planning on practising clinical psychology in the province of Quebec will be examined based on their proficiency in French before being admitted to the professional association.

Note: If the student has a non-McGill master's then the following courses are also required:

  • PSYC 650 Advanced Statistics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : A course in advanced statistics with specialization in experimental design.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Hsiu-Ting Yu (Fall)

  • PSYC 651 Advanced Statistics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : A course in advanced statistics with specialization in multivariate techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Fei Gu (Winter)

  • PSYC 660D1 Psychology Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Professors representing the various research areas within the Department discuss critical issues and developments within their fields of expertise.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Baerbel Agnes Knaeuper (Fall)

    • Students must register for both PSYC 660D1 and PSYC 660D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PSYC 660D1 and PSYC 660D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PSYC 660D2 Psychology Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : See PSYC 660D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Baerbel Agnes Knaeuper (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PSYC 660D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PSYC 660D1 and PSYC 660D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Complementary Course (3 credits)

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 2014

    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: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Francis Jason Elgar (Winter)

  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Tamara Sussman (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 2013

    Instructors: Estelle Hopmeyer (Fall)

Faculty of Arts—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)