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CIM 100: Cancer Registry Management I
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to hospital-based and central cancer registries; legal issues; confidentiality; standard-setting organizations; types of cancer registries and other disease registries; data users, computer applications; quality control; and registry operations, including case ascertainment and registry files.

CIM 125: Cancer Disease Management
(4) F, S
Prerequisite: HIT 135 and BMS 146
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-Requisite: CIM 100

Overview of the oncology disease process, using principles from anatomy, physiology and chemistry; Diagnostic and staging procedures (laboratory, pathology, imaging and surgery); Treatments (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, etc.); Emphasis on the major sites of cancer; Overview of clinical trials/research protocols.

CIM 150: Oncology Coding And Staging Systems
(4) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: CIM 125
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Overview of oncology coding and staging systems (ICD-O-3, SSS2K, AJCC, CSv2, the MP/H rules, and the Hematopoietic DB/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.

CIM 201: Abstracting Principles And Practice I
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisite: HIT 135
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-Requisite: CIM 125 Prior or concurrent enrollment in CIM 125

Identification/selection of appropriate clinical information from medical records for capture on the abstract, in a manner consistent with cancer registry regulatory core data requirements.

CIM 202: Abstracting Principles And Practice II
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: CIM 201
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-Requisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in CIM 150

Application of the principles of cancer registry abstracting. Identification, selection, and recording of appropriate cancer-related information consistent with regulatory requirements. Manual quality control edits of abstracted information to assure timeliness, completeness and accuracy of data.

CIM 225: Cancer Registry Management II
(2) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Corequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in CIM 100

Overview of management reports, cancer reporting to the central registry and the NCDB, survival analysis, clinical practice guidelines, uses of central cancer registry data, standard setters and professional organizations, central cancer registries, geographic information systems, federal and other types of registries, clinical trials, and cancer registries in other countries.

CIM 250: Cancer Statistics And Epidemiology
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: CIM 201
Skills Advisories: MATH 100 and Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Co-requisites: CIM 202, prior or concurrently

Introduction to cancer statistics, descriptive and analytic epidemiology, cancer surveillance, annual report preparation, presentation of cancer data and special studies. Use of cancer statistical data for marketing and strategic planning.

CIM 275: CIM Practicum
(3) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: CIM 202 and CIM 225 and CIM 250
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: HIT 240

Limitation on Enrollment: This is the last in SBCC's CIM Program. Students must have completed CIM Program classes or their equivalent prior to starting the practicum onsite at an affiliated healthcare organization or agency. A physical examination and up-to-date immunization are required at student's own expense. 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. Students are assigned to affiliated hospital or central cancer registry for supervised professional practice. Students have the status of learner and shall not be considered agency employees, nor do they replace employed staff. Clinical practice is conducted as a non-paid, laboratory experience.

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