Ampersand: The Oncology Healthcare Team


It's news no one wants to hear: "You have cancer." A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. The physical and emotional effects that come with this disease and its treatment can be significant. People often need the experience and skills of several different medical specialists to navigate and treat cancer. The various medical professionals involved in cancer care make up the oncology healthcare team. In this fourth-semester course, we will partner with Siteman Cancer Center and its affiliates to explore the multitude of professions that constitute the oncology healthcare team. In bi-weekly rotations, students will be introduced to various aspects of cancer-patient care and treatment through members of the oncology healthcare team, including oncologists, pathologists, surgeons, clinical geneticists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, dieticians, and others. The course is a mix of guest lectures, discussions, site visits, activities, and working with cancer survivors. Students will reflect on their experiences in weekly journal entries and must submit a final reflection paper and capstone project that is due at the end of the semester, synthesizing semester experiences and their impact on your personal journey/narrative as it relates to a future vocational path. Prerequisites: Biol 144, Biol 1440, and Biol 1441. Enrollment is limited to students in the "Hallmarks of Cancer & Patient Care" program. Letter Grade Only.
Course Attributes: AS NSM

Section 01

Ampersand: The Oncology Healthcare Team
INSTRUCTOR: Smith, Salvador
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