This course will focus on oncology treatment and coding. Other topics include an overview of nomenclature and classification systems. Students will examine major sites of cancer, diagnostic and staging procedures, treatment modalities, clinical trials and research protocols. There will be an overview of AJCC staging, SEER Summary Staging and Extent of Disease. Concepts used by physicians and cancer survival organizations to determine treatment and survival will be emphasized. (3 credits)
- BIO 212: Anatomy and Physiology
- BIO 215: Pathophysiology
- HCA 105: Medical Terminology
- HIM 230: Introduction to Cancer Registry and Management
- HIM 231: Cancer Registry Operations
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe standard treatment modalities given to eliminate cancer.
- Explain how a treatment modality works against cancer.
- Identify the likely treatment based on cancer type and stage.
- Differentiate between treatment guidelines available to help document complete and appropriate care.
- Differentiate between first line of treatment and subsequent treatment.
- Identify treatment modalities in case scenarios.
- Recognize and utilize the correct coding for surgery, chemotherapy, and other treatments appropriately.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.
Course Activities and Grading
Note: A "C" grade or higher must be earned to pass this course.
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Discussions (Weeks 1-8)
Quizzes (Weeks 1-7)
Application Activities (Week 3 and Week 5)
Treatment Guideline PowerPoint (Week 8)
Final Exam (Week 8)
Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore
National Cancer Registrars Association. Cancer Registry Management Principles and Practice for Hospitals and Central Registries. 4th ed. NCRA, 2021. ISBN-13: 9781732917835
Amin MB, Edge S, Greene F, Byrd DR, Brookland RK, Washington MK, Gershenwald JE, Compton CC, Hess KR, et al. (Eds.). AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 8th ed. Springer International Publishing: American Joint Commission on Cancer; 2017. ISBN-13: 978-3-319-40617-6
Note: These textbooks are used in most of the Cancer Registry Management courses and should be saved for preparation for the CTR exam.
Readings and Exercises
Topics: Overview of Treatment
Topic: Terminology and Types of Treatment
Topics: Coding Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, and Hormone Therapy
Topics: Coding RT
Topics: Radiation and Surgery Techniques
Topics: NCCN Guidelines and Coding Surgery
Topics: Experimental Treatments and Clinical Trials
Topics: Course Review
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.