Design and Prototype app for Radiation Oncology Physicians - either COMP 396 or MDPH 396 - Undergrad. Research Proj. Application Form

Supervisor's Name: EITHER:
Laurie Hendren
John Kildea
Supervisor's Email: hendren [at] john.kildea [at]
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Supervisor's Website:  
Supervisor's department: Computer Science Medical Physics
Course number: COMP 396 MDPH 396
Term: Fall 2015-2016
Project start date: Friday, September 4, 2015
Project end date: Monday, December 7, 2015
Project title: Design and Prototype app for Radiation Oncology Physicians

Project description (50-100 words suggested): Over the last year a multidisciplinary group from Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics and Computer Science have been developing an app for radiation oncology patients. More recently it has become clear that developing a similar app aimed at the physicians in radiation oncology would also be very useful, and would enable even better communication between patients and physicians.
The purpose of this project is to design and prototype such an app. The student would start by learning about the current patient app, and then interviewing a group of radiation oncologists in order to develop the set of requirements for the physician app. Based on these requirements, the student would then develop a prototype physician app, implementing as much functionality as possible.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Final Report: 50% ; Meeting milestons and actively participating in group meetings: 25% ; Quality of prototype: 25%

Other project information: This project may be taken as either COMP 396 (Computer Science, supervised by Prof. Laurie Hendren) or MDPH 396 (Medical Physics, supervised by Dr. John Kildea).

Project status: This project is open to applicant.

How students can apply / Next steps: For COMP 396, contact hendren [at] ; for MDPH 396, contact john.kildea [at]

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.