Cancer Information Management (CIM)

Credit Courses

CIM 100 Cancer Registry Management I (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

CIM 125 Cancer Disease Management (4 Units)

Prerequisites: HIT 135 and BMS 146.

Corequisites: CIM 100.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

CIM 150 Oncology Coding And Staging Systems (4 Units)

Prerequisites: CIM 125.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

Overview of oncology coding and staging systems (ICD-O-3, SSS2K, AJCC, 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; and the rules used to determine the number of primaries.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

CIM 201 Abstracting Principles And Practice I (3 Units)

Prerequisites: HIT 135.

Corequisites: CIM 125 Prior or concurrent enrollment in CIM 125.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

CIM 202 Abstracting Principles And Practice II (3 Units)

Prerequisites: CIM 201.

Corequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in CIM 150.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

CIM 225 Cancer Registry Management II (2 Units)

Corequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in CIM 100.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

CIM 250 Cancer Statistics And Epidemiology (3 Units)

Prerequisites: CIM 201.

Corequisites: CIM 202, prior or concurrently.

Skills Advisories: MATH 95 and Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

CIM 275 CIM Practicum (3 Units)

Prerequisites: CIM 202 and 225 and 250.

Corequisites: HIT 240 prior to or concurrent.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 162 (162 lab)

Supervised clinical experience in performing NCRA-required CIM competencies in a cancer 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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable