As the health professionals of tomorrow you are the future in cancer prevention.
As many of you may know, the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network (SCPN) is a group of people (health professionals, academics, lay people, charity workers) interested in getting the word out there that cancer is not just down to fate or bad luck, and that there are lifestyle choices we can make, for which there is strong research based evidence, that they will stack the odds against us developing cancer. In fact, according to the World Cancer Research Fund, if we all followed the guidelines to a tee then a third of the 13 most common cancers in the UK could be prevented through improved diet, physical activity and body weight.
So can the SCPN help students to learn more about cancer prevention and how to translate that knowledge to their practice in the future? We would like to offer a £300 bursary to support any piece of non-core curriculum work in the area of cancer prevention which can include an SSC, BMedSci project, an elective, summer experience or work in your own time. Students from all year groups are welcome to apply by
- Becoming a member of the SCPN student chapter – please sign up here
- Writing a short account (up to 400 words) on how your work will offer an opportunity to explore cancer prevention and/or screening behaviours
The successful applicant will be expected to write a short (1500 words) report, on completion of your work, to demonstrate increased understanding of the challenges and opportunities for promoting cancer prevention and/or screening behaviours (drawing on the evidence base from The European Code Against Cancer http://cancer-code-europe.iarc.fr/index.php/en/).
Closing date for applications is January 31st, 2018.