TRAD 7510

Radiation Oncology Clinical Research


Theresa Nace
Course Coordinator

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    Catalog Description:  This elective provides an opportunity for interested students to participate in a clinical research project designed around a specific topic related to radiation oncology. Students may choose to participate in an ongoing research project within the radiation oncology division or in an original investigative project of the student's own choice. It would be advised for the student to have an idea of their research project before the course. Course Director will be able to help to facilitate research projects. Students may do a retrospective clinical study, reviewing patient medical records and films, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting an oral as well as written report on the project. Student are encouraged to present at a National conference. In addition, students may elect to spend up to 20% of their time in regularly scheduled clinical activities of the radiation oncology division. Students can choose to participate in clinical rotations. This course will help specialize the students interest in the field of Radiation Oncology as a future specialty.

    Sites:  UMN: UMMC-Fairview, 500 SE Harvard St., Minneapolis, MN

    Required session attendance:

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  M-F, 7:30am-4:30pm, optional departmental and multidisciplinary conferences

    Direct patient care:  No

    Consent Requirement: Arranged

    Course Objectives:  This course offers the student an opportunity to develop an understanding of the approach, methodology, and techniques involved in clinical research in the radiation oncology and cancer care.

    Graded Components:

    • Progress on chosen project
    • Oral presentation of data and results
    • Assessment by supervisor

    Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N


    Allow repetition of course:  Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type:  No

    Course equivalency:  N/A

    Related curricular experience:

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    Course evaluation:  E*Value