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Health Information Management-Emphasis in Cancer Registry Management - AAS

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 degree requires 63 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
AL153 Pharmacology 3

Basic pharmacology for students pursuing allied health professions-basic drugs as related to diseases, effects of drugs on different systems of the body, interaction of drugs, side effects, contraindications and effectiveness in relation to dosages.

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).

HR103 Health Information Processes 4

Introduction to the health care field and health records with emphasis on the roles of health professionals, functions of the health information department, content and analysis of health records in a variety of health care settings and storage and retrieval of health information and common registries.

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.

HR107 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3

Introduction to the U.S. legal system, laws and ethical issues and how they relate to healthcare.

HR212 Pathophysiology 4

Etiologies, signs, symptoms, courses and complications of diseases, and the modern practices of diagnosis and treatment.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology, and BI103 Human A&P

HR214 Health Statistics 2

Health data collection including acceptable terminology, computational methodology and display of health data used in healthcare statistics.
Pre-Reqs: IS104 Microcomputer Applications, or Departmental Consent

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

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3

Microcomputers and various software applications; hardware and software selection, integration, and implementation; fundamentals of operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and computer problem solving.

Cancer Registry Social Science Option 3
Course Title Credits
PS100 General Psychology 3.00

PS100H Honors General Psychology 3.00

PS101 Human Relations 3.00

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3.00

PS102H Honors Human Growth and Development 3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO100H Honors Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA or EN107 Business English Grammar 3
Course Title Credits
EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

EN101H Honors English Composition IA 3.00

EN107 Business English Grammar 3.00

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