Evaluation and Education for Patient IT Tools in Oncology - COMP 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Laurie Hendren

Supervisor's Email: hendren [at] cs.mcgill.ca

Supervisor's Phone: 398-7391

Supervisor's Website: http://www.sable.mcgill.ca/~hendren

Supervisor's department: Computer Science

Course number: COMP 396 (Computer Science)

Term: Fall 2015-2016

Project start date: Friday, September 4, 2015

Project end date: Monday, December 7, 2015

Project title: Evaluation and Education for Patient IT Tools in Oncology

Project description (50-100 words suggested): Over the last year many new IT tools are being developed for Oncology at the MUHC Cancer Centre. These include the introduction of an automated kiosk system for checking in, an electronic system for calling in patients, and a new patient app that is currently in development.
A big question remaining is how the patients react to these systems, and what educational material might be useful to further improve patient and health worker satisfaction. This project will involve designing and giving surveys to evaluate the electronic systems, then based on the feedback designing educational material, followed by a second round of surveys to see if the educational material had a positive impact or not.

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): 25% meeting milestones and meetings; 25% quality of surveys and educational material; 50% final report.

Project status: This project is taken; however students may contact the professor to discuss other possible '396' projects this term.

How students can apply / Next steps: Contact Professor Hendren at hendren [at] cs.mcgill.ca

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.