The general objective of the course is to explore specific clinical and research issues in psychosocial oncology through guided independent study and presentation. The course is primarily designed to fit into masters and doctoral programs in a range of disciplines including psychology, educational psychology, social work, family studies, nursing, and pastoral care. It is also open to students in other disciplines who are considering a career in oncology. Issues in psychosocial oncology such as the mind-body connection, coping strategies, cancer and its impact on the family, grief and loss issues, survivorship issues and many other related topics will be explored. Course assignments will allow students from different disciplines to investigate their own areas of particular interest. Prerequisite: consent of Department.