Multi-Disciplinary Research Concepts in Palliative and Supportive Care

Course Title: Multi-Disciplinary Research Concepts in Palliative and Supportive Care

Instructors: Dr. Gary Rodin and Dr. Camilla Zimmermann

Course Description:

This half-course is the core graduate level course in palliative and supportive care and offers a broad, interdisciplinary approach to current issues, allowing students from a wide range of disciplines an opportunity to explore, understand, and apply diverse concepts relevant to research in palliative and supportive care. These will include quantitative and qualitative approaches and will address research concepts and methodology in pediatric and adult populations in different clinical, geographic and cultural settings. Topics will have broad applications to clinical care, research, education, ethics, and health policy.

All research stream graduate students are welcome.

OBJECTIVES: This course will be valuable for both masters and doctoral students who wish to pursue academic studies or to conduct research on the physical, psychological, social, and/or spiritual consequences of life-threatening and terminal disease or on the effectiveness of interventions to relieve suffering and improve quality of life in this population. Issues are examined from multiple perspectives, including those of individuals, families, clinical and community care, as well as systemic and societal perspectives. The interdisciplinary nature of the courses, faculty, and students ensures a rich learning environment and fosters creative and rigorous critical thinking.

FORMAT: Each seminar consists of a presentation by a faculty member, followed by a discussion. Seminars take place weekly and are complemented by weekly seminar reading assignments, and two essays, each exploring one of the seminar topics in detail. Students also give a short presentation on a topic of their choice, related to research in palliative and supportive care.

TIME: Mondays 3-5pm

LOCATION: LuCliff Place, Unit 2303, 700 Bay Street

REGISTRATION:    Send an email stating your background and interest in the course to susan.murphy@utoronto.ca for approval by the instructors, thank you!

 

AGE1000H is a core course in the COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM IN AGING, PALLIATIVE AND SUPPORTIVE CARE ACROSS THE LIFE COURSE

Co-hosted by GIPPEC: Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care

and ILCA: Institute for Life Course and Aging, both at the University of Toronto

 


Gary Rodin

Director, GIPPEC

 

Camilla Zimmermann

Head of Palliative Care

 

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