Fall 2021 - ONC 548 G200

Rotation in Oncology (3)

Class Number: 4695

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in a participating graduate program. No specific courses are prerequisites. Permission from instructor required.



This course allows students to gain hands-on experience by rotations through specialty laboratories and/or by shadowing clinicians. Students can use the rotation opportunity to learn new techniques and or gain an understanding of the clinical aspects of their research project. The supervisor and supervisory committee create a custom rotation plan for the student. A grade is assigned based on a written report by the student, which is evaluated by the student's supervisory committee. This course can only be taken once, either during an MSc or during a PhD.


The supervisor and supervisory committee work with the student to create a custom rotation plan and learning objectives. The rotation plan, rationale and objectives are submitted to the Course Coordinator for approval.  

Research ethics board approval, biosafety approval and criminal records check will be done as required by SFU, based on the activities planned for each student.


  • A grade is assigned based on a written report by the student, which is evaluated by the student's supervisory committee.


The committee will assess the level of understanding of the theories and techniques addressed in the rotation and how well the student has achieved rotation-specific learning objectives.



To be determined

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.