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NURS 7885 Seminar in Cancer, Aging and End-of-Life Care Research
Credit hours: 1 per Semester
Cluster: Chronic and Disabling Conditions and Palliative Care,


Course Level: Doctoral

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: PhD Students

Institution:University of Utah

Pre-requisites: Instructor Permission

Course Description: OVERVIEW OF CONTENT: The seminar course provides participants with the opportunity to discuss exemplars of current research in cancer, caregiving, and end-of-life care. Participants will discuss methodological, ethical, and practical issues involved in designing, implementing, and evaluating this type of research. OBJECTIVES: By the end of the semester, students should be able to – 1. Articulate current challenges and potential solutions to conducting research in cancer, caregiving and end-of-life care. 2. Analyze ethical implications of research relevant to investigations across the episode of care continuum and especially in vulnerable participants.


Method of Instruction: synchronous

Delivery Platform: Internet Video Conferencing

Campus visits required: No

Course Contact: Heather Clarkson



Tuition: current NEXus tuition rate


Other considerations: PhD students welcome!


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: 02
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 2
Credits: 1 / Semester
Start Date: 01-20-20
End Date: 05-02-20


Section: 091
Instructor: Lee Ellington, PhD
Seats: 2
Credits: 1 / Semester
Start Date: 01-21-21
End Date: 05-05-21

This course meets using Internet Video Conferencing (or Zoom, depending on instructor preference). Please make sure you are available to attend class: Thursdays, 12:30PM-2:00PM in the mountain time zone.

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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