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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.

Some Credit Hours

This degree requires 64 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).

HR100 Health Record Applications I 1

Lab providing overview of the health information profession; experience in assembly, analysis, and filing of health records; data entry and abstracting of health information; indices; filing of reportable events.

HR103 Health Information Processes 3

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.

HR260 Cancer Registry Structure and Management 3

Emphasize the purpose of cancer registration, cancer data collection, registry management, and ethics.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology

HR261 Cancer Registry Operations 3

Overview of the systematic processes used in the daily operations of a cancer registry.
Pre-Reqs: HR260 Canceer Registry Structure and Management

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.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology

HR263 Oncology Treatment and Coding 3

Overview of oncology treatment and coding including nomenclature and classification systems.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology

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.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology

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.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology

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.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology

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.

PL105 Death and Dying 3

Philosophical, religious and personal consideration with focus on the dying process, feelings of dying individuals, legal regulations and cultural-religious customs.

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

Necessary Skills Option 1
Course Title Credits
AR110 Drawing I 3.00

BU105 Introduction to Business 3.00

BU107 Personal Finance 3.00

BU118 Introduction to Leadership 3.00

BU120 Job Search/Retention 1.00

BU121 Customer Service/Professional Image 3.00

CC105 Infant and Toddler Development 3.00

ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

ED105H Honors Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

ED110 Career Decision Making 1.00

ED115 College Orientation and Career Exploration 2.00

ED126 Psychology of Happiness 2.00

ED201 Introduction to Education 3.00

ED201L Introduction to Education Practicum 1.00

HE202 Nutrition 3.00

HR105 Medical Terminology 3.00

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3.00

IS105 Advanced Microcomputer Applications 3.00

IS135 Essentials of Web Interaction 2.00

IS137 Website Ethics and Security 3.00

JL101 Introduction to Mass Communications 3.00

PE105 Personal and Community Health 3.00

PE106 First Aid and CPR 2.00

PE122 Rhythms I 2.00

PE123 Rhythms II 2.00

PE124 Aquatic Fitness 1.00

PE126 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts I 1.00

PE127 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts II 1.00

PE130 Beginning Bowling 1.00

PE131 Advanced Bowling 1.00

PE140 Badminton/Tennis 1.00

PE141 Volleyball/Slow Pitch Softball 1.00

PE145 Golf 1.00

PE149 Handball and Racquetball 1.00

PE151 Social Dance-Beginning 1.00

PE156 Aerobic Dance 1.00

PE178 Yoga I 1.00

PE185 Introduction to Exercise Science 3.00

PE186 Aerobic Fitness I 1.00

PE187 Aerobic Fitness II 1.00

PE188 Aerobic Fitness III 1.00

PE189 Aerobic Fitness IV 1.00

RE106 Introduction to World Religions 3.00

SH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

SH220 Persuasive Communication 3.00

SH225 Argumentation and Advocacy 3.00

SO103 Stress Management 1.00

SO104 Assertiveness Training 2.00

TH118 Stagecraft 3.00

TH121 Advanced Acting 3.00

TH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

TH123 Theatre Practicum I 1.00

TR120 Work Ethics 3.00

PS100 General Psychology OR PS101 Human Relations 3
Course Title Credits
PS100 General Psychology 3.00

PS101 Human Relations 3.00

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