This course will provide an introduction to data analytics and cancer statistics. This course will emphasize the use of cancer registry within hospitals, central cancer registries, and nationally. Students will receive an overview of report preparation and presentation of cancer registry data. This course will also cover quality control of cancer registry data within the hospital and central cancer registry levels. (3 credits)
- BIO 212: Anatomy & 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:
- Interpret basic epidemiology and statistics.
- Illustrate how to present cancer registry data in tables, charts, and graphs in a hospital registry setting.
- Describe how cancer registry data is used in a central cancer registry setting.
- Explain how cancer registry data is used at the national level.
- Describe the importance of cancer registry data.
- Differentiate how cancer data is used in a hospital, central registry, and national level.
- Apply principals to perform quality control of cancer registry data in a hospital, central registry, or national setting.
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, 2, 3, 6, 7)
Presentation - What is Your State’s Cancer Burden? (Week 4)
Primary Cancer Analysis Paper (Week 5)
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
- Note: This textbook is used in most of the Cancer Registry Management courses and should be saved for preparation for the CTR exam.
Readings and Exercises
Topic: Basic Principles of Statistics
Topic: Basic Principles of Epidemiology
Topics: Study Designs, Cancer Registry Research, and Hospital Use
Topic: Cancer Registry Data Use in State Cancer Registries
Topic: Cancer Registry Data Use at the National Level
Topic: Quality Control in a Hospital Cancer Registry
Topics: Quality Control in a Central Cancer Registry
Topics: Overview of Cancer Data Use and Quality Control
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.