Cancer Information Management
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.
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.
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.
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)
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