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Diploma Programme
In Psycho-oncology

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COPER intends to offer intensive and exhaustive training in the field of Psychosocial Oncology through class room teachings, seminars, Journal clubs, and role play while the clinical internships provide hands-on practical training in cancer management in cancer hospitals.

The first batch of students have joined the 1-year Diploma in Psycho-oncology. After 3-months of rigorous theory lectures in oncology, psycho-oncology and related aspects, the country's first batch of 4 students have started their 9-month clinical training in cancer hospitals in Bangalore from Feb 2008.

COPER invites applications for a Ph.D in Psycho-oncology


  • M. Phil Psychology
  • M.Sc/MA Psychology with a 1-year diploma in Psycho-oncology
  • Net exam qualified

Courses and Programs

Program Eligibility Duration
Observership Health care Professional Cancer care Providers 1 Month
Certification Nursing /MSW 3 Months
Fellowship Medical graduates / MSc Nursing/ MSW 6 Months
Diploma MSc / MA / M Phil Psychology 1 Year
PhD MSc/ MA / M Phil Psychology 3 - 5 Years
Post Doctoral PhD Psychology 18 Months


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