Cancer Registry Management (CRM)

  • CRM 2301 
    Cancer Registry Management I

    4  credit hours

    Overview of basic cancer registry functions, registry organization, standards and types, accreditation/standard setting organizations, credentialing pathways, stakeholders as well as legal and ethical issues. Covers data collecting procedures including case-finding, abstracting, reporting, and follow-up on reportable cancers. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor is required. (3 lecture, 2 lab hours)

  • CRM 2302 
    Cancer Disease Management

    3  credit hours

    Overview of the cancer (oncology) disease process for all body systems, diagnostic and staging procedures including laboratory, imaging, surgery and pathology and therapeutic treatments (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, etc.). Major sites of cancer will be emphasized. Overview of clinical trials/research protocols. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor is required. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

  • CRM 2303 
    Oncology Classification & Staging System

    4  credit hours

    Overview of the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O) and Staging Systems (SS). Focuses on coding clinical information from health records with staging and extent of disease used by physicians. Explores guidelines for multiple primaries, coding extent of disease, and metastatic sites. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor is required. (3 lecture, 2 lab hours)

  • CRM 2304 
    Principles of Abstracting I

    4  credit hours

    Explores concepts of data set collection and abstract items contained in the health record of oncology patients. Emphasis will be placed on standards and techniques to assure compliance with regulatory protocols for organizing, summarizing and categorizing crucial information for reportable tumors. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor is required. (3 lecture, 2 lab hours)

  • CRM 2305 
    Cancer Registry Management II

    4  credit hours

    Exploration of advanced cancer registry management functions. Topics will include regional registry operations, follow-up procedures, cancer committee operations, policies and procedure, comprehensive annual report construction, and process improvement. Prerequisite: Cancer Registry Management 2301 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 lecture, 2 lab hours)

  • CRM 2306 
    Principles of Abstracting II

    3  credit hours

    Exploration of advanced abstracting protocols to assure timeliness, completeness and accuracy of data. Benchmarking of current research advances which impacts the management of cancer registry systems will be covered. Prerequisite: Cancer Registry Management 2304 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

  • CRM 2307 
    Professional Practice Experience

    2  credit hours

    Supervised professional practice (clinical) experiences in a variety of cancer registry settings. Application of cancer registry theory will be emphasized in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: Cancer Registry Management 2305 and 2306 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. (1 lecture, 2 lab hours)

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