Most of the coursework is completed online. There are two clinicals that will need to be completed at a participating practice facility before completion. The Program Director will assist students in locating an approved facility in their geographic area.
All students must complete orientation (online) before starting the program. Orientation is designed to prepare students for an online learning environment.
This course provides an introduction to the cancer registry and the cancer registrar profession. It will include the types of registries; central and hospital based legal and ethical standards, cancer registry management functions and operations. Emphasis will be placed on standard setting organizations.
Introduction to disease registry files, principles of abstracting, data set identification and case ascertainment. Will focus on the Commission on Cancer, Cancer Program Standards as well as cancer committee, cancer conferences and quality monitoring.
An overview of oncology coding and staging systems (ICD-O-3, SSS2k, AJCC, CSv2, the MP/H rules and the Hematopoietic DM/Manual) Focus on coding clinical information from medical records; staging and extent of disease concepts used by physicians and cancer surveillance organizations; the rules used to determine the number of primaries; and CSv2 for coding extent of disease
An overview of the historical development of coding systems and staging schemas will be reviewed. This course focuses on recognized coding and staging systems including: ICD-0-3 Classification of Diseases, Multiple Primary and Histology Rules, AJCC Staging, Collaborative Staging, SEER Summary Staging, FORDS coding manual and other recognized coding standards and principles and practices of use in abstracting cancer data from the clinical record.
Identification and selection of appropriate clinical information from medical records for capture on the abstract in a manner consistent with cancer registry regulatory core data requirements. Manual quality control edits of abstracted information to assure timeliness, completeness and accuracy of data.
The focus of this course is to examine 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. The use of follow-up information within the cancer registry and healthcare organization is also reviewed.
Introduction to cancer statistics, internal and external reporting requirements, annual report preparation, use of comparative databases in data analysis, participation in special studies, presentation of cancer registry data, usefulness of statistical cancer data in a healthcare organization.
This is the first of two clinical practicum classes. This course is a practicum in cancer registry operations for hands-on experience in all aspects of registry organization and operation. Supervised clinical experience in performing NCRA-required cancer information management competencies in an actual registry setting. Hours: 80.non paid.
This is the continuation of Cancer Registry Clinical II. This course is a practicum in cancer registry operations for hands-on experience in all aspects of registry organization and operation. Supervised clinical experience in performing NCRA-required cancer information management competencies in an actual registry setting. Hours: 80 (non-paid).
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
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Classes are asynchronous, some classes are in a 7-week format some are in a 14-week format. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework. Some, but not all tests are proctored using exam proctoring software.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
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