Oncology Practicum (ONCO 630)
There was a broad range of practicum project topics in 2020-2021 including lung cancer, women’s cancers, patient support, tumor boards, and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the patient experience.
This practicum project will involve students in a real-world research or quality improvement project with relevance to their chosen area of focus (population and global cancer control, psychosocial oncology/palliative care, clinical cancer research, and cancer care services and quality). Students will be matched with a supervisor who has an appointment in the Faculty of Medicine and an ongoing research or quality improvement project related to oncology to which the student can contribute. Real-world experience may include participating in the development of grant applications, experimental design, protocol development, participant screening, data collection, data analysis, literature reviews, quality improvement design, implementation or assessment.
By the end of the project, students will:
- Understand how to develop, carry out, and analyze or assess the success of a research project or quality improvement initiative.
- Have the ability to provide critical analysis of published literature.
- Have learned about research activities and quality improvement initiatives in various cancer-related disciplines.
- Be able to describe a research or quality improvement project to their peers in an oral presentation and in a written report.
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