Additional Program Opportunities

Psychosocial Oncology Option


The Department of Oncology, in conjunction with the School of Nursing, the Department of Psychology and the School of Social Work, has developed the cross-disciplinary Psychosocial Oncology Option (PSOO). This Option is open to doctoral students in the School of Nursing and in the Department of Psychology, who are interested in broadening their knowledge of psychosocial issues in oncology.

 

Program Requirements


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Psychology: Psychosocial Oncology

    Offered by:Psychology
    Degree:Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirement:

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 in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NUR2 783 Psychosocial Oncology Research 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 701 Doctoral Comprehensive Exam
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    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 in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PSYC 651 Advanced Statistics 2 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PSYC 660D1 Psychology Theory 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PSYC 660D2 Psychology Theory 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Complementary Course (3 credits)

        One of the following courses:


        • PSYC 507 Emotions, Stress, and Illness 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PSYC 753 Health Psychology Seminar 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • SWRK 609 Understanding Social Care 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • SWRK 668 Living w/Illness,Loss&Bereave 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer