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Cancer Information Management

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Health Professions

Why Choose Cancer Information Management?

This certificate is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a cancer data collection system that meets the requirements of local, state and national registries.  Cancer registrars are data management experts who are responsible for collection, analysis and dissemination of cancer data.

Career Opportunities

This certificate provides individuals with the opportunity to work within a cancer registry in many different settings.  Cancer registrars may work in a hospital or central cancer registry.  They may work on site or remotely.  There are a variety of different functions/positions performed by cancer registrars including abstracting health data, quality auditing, research, follow-up, cancer conference and tumor board documentation/membership.  Annual earnings of cancer registrars range from $30,000-$75,000.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the cancer information management certificate, you must have completed an associate degree in a health related field.  Students currently enrolled in a College of Health Professions program would also be able to complete the certification. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the program.  Pre-requisites include: BIOL 109, MRIS 103, and MRIS 210.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses for a total of 37 credits to be awarded the Cancer Information Management Certificate.

Course Requirements Offered at a Later Date (*)

MRIS 270 - Follow up, Data Quality & Utilization - 3 credits (1st Offered Fall 2017)

MRIS 295 - Cancer Registry Internship - 4 credits (1st Offered Spring 2018)

More Information

Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Respiratory Care & Health Care System Administration
College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2266

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Cancer Information Management Major Requirements

Required Courses
Basic Human Anatomy-Physiology
4
Medical Terminology
4
Fundamentals Disease Processes
4
CIM Courses - 25 credits required
Registry Structure & Mgmt
3
Cancer Registry Operations
3
Cancer Disease Management
3
Oncology Coding & Staging
3
Abstracting Methods
3
Mult Primaries & Hematopoietic
3
MRIS 270(*)
Array
MRIS 295(*)
Array
Total credits for Certificate
37