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Health Information Management - Emphasis in Cancer Registry Management - CERT

Allied Health

Contact: Bonnie Folkerts (620)694-2455
Department Co-Chair: Debbie Hackler (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Todd Sazama (620)665-4939

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 38 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6

Basic structure and function of the human body. Lecture and lab.
Pre-Reqs: BI100 or BI101 or BI104 or BI105 or BI112 w/Grade of C

CS104 Computers in Healthcare 3

Computer use within the healthcare industry: includes computer hardware, software,databases,security, privacy, storage and other computer related systems. Focus is on health information technicians, administrative and clinical systems as well as Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

HR105 Medical Terminology 3

Elements of medical language including common abbreviations. Emphasis is placed on spelling, pronunciation, correct usage, and meaning relating to body systems, medical science, and medical specialties.

HR260 Cancer Registry Structure and Management 3

Emphasize the purpose of cancer registration, cancer data collection, registry management, and ethics.

HR261 Cancer Registry Operations 3

Overview of the systematic processes used in the daily operations of a cancer registry.

HR262 Cancer Disease, Coding, and Staging 4

Study of the development and spread of the many types of cancer, classifying tumors, utilizing globally recognized codes, and instruction on refernces used to assign codes for topography, morphology, and extent of disease.

HR263 Oncology Treatment and Coding 3

Overview of oncology treatment and coding including nomenclature and classification systems.

HR264 Follow-Up, Data Quality, and Utilization 4

Cancer patient follow-up methodology and processes used to obtain follow-up cancer information regarding disease status, recurrence information, subsequent treatment, and development of subsequent primary cancers.

HR265 Abstracting Methods 3

Overview of principles and application of cancer registry with practice abstracting the major primary sites, defining abstract areas, assigning information appropriately within the abstract, identifying reports containing specific information for abstracting, and reviewing current software applications used in cancer registry management.

HR266 Multiple Primary and Histology & Hematopoietics 2

General and site-specific coding rules for determining the number of primary diagnoses in the presence of multiple tumors and/or histologic types including rules governing the abstracting and coding of hematopoietic and lymphoid neoplasms.

HR267 Cancer Registry Clinical Practicum 4

Supervised hands-on learning experience in cancer registry organization and operations with credentialed cancer registry management practitioners in an approved facility. Emphasizing independent action, practicing professionalism, and applying cancer information management theory to cancer registry practices and standards. Performing all facets of coding and abstracting of cancer data, data collection, follow-up processes, and quality assurance activities.
Pre-Reqs: Departmental Consent

A grade of "C" or better is required for all degree-specific courses.
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