Health information management

Why do a short course in Health information management?

We have professional development short courses for those with a qualification in health information management or clinical coding.

Courses

Clinical Coding Refresher Course

This online short course is the longest-established Coding Refresher in Australasia and aims to refresh skills and knowledge of people with a Health Information Management degree or previous coding short course. This course runs for sixteen weeks and you need access to a computer and the internet. You must have a qualification in clinical coding (e.g. MRA/HIMs, Nosologists, OTEN, HIMAA or DEP course). The course is based on the 2013 Eighth Edition of the International Classification of Diseases – 10th Revision – Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM), Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) and the Australian Coding Standards (ACS). Update and refresh your skills and knowledge in abstracting from the record, content and application of the Australian Coding Standards, coding skills at the casemix complexity level of a mid-size public hospital, introduction to AR-DRGs and data reporting rules. You will need coding books or software that can be purchased from the National Centre for Classification in Health (NCCH).

See Coding Refresher Short Course [DOC 80KB]

Clinical Coding Auditing Course

The only one of its kind in the world, this unique course is designed to provide knowledge and develop skills in the auditing of coded data, analysing and reporting on audit outcomes, and development of strategies for dealing with these.

This is a five-month distance education course to enhance skills in auditing coded data and analysing, reporting and acting on the audit outcomes. You must have a qualification in clinical coding and extensive experience is recommended. You will work through the course material in a systematic way within a specified timeframe. Assessment will be by one major assignment and a final examination.

There are four modules in the course:

  • Module 1 - Principles of Casemix and Casemix Funding Models
  • Module 2 - Theory and Principles of Auditing
  • Module 3 - Statistical Analysis and Methodology
  • Module 4 - Audit Outcome

See Clinical Coding Auditing Short Course [DOC 80KB]

Fees

We do not refund fees after the course starts. If you withdraw from the course before it starts, an administration fee of $100 will be deducted from your refund.


Clinical Coding Refresher Course

The course fee is $1,475* and the optional face-to-face tutorial is $150*.

Clinical Coding Auditing Course

The course fee is $2,125.

Payment 

Make online credit card payments using our secure payment system. 

How to apply

Clinical Coding Refresher Course

Applications are now being taken for our next Coding Refresher course which commences on Monday 3rd March, 2014. Applications close COB Monday 17th February, 2014. Please note applications will not be accepted after this date.

Complete the application form [DOC 80KB] and submit to Health Information Management Program Assistant.

Clinical Coding Auditing Short Course

Applications are now being taken for our next Clinical Coding Auditing course which commences on Monday 28th April, 2014. Applications close COB Monday 4th April, 2014. Please note applications will not be accepted after this date.

Complete the CCA Application form [DOC 96KB] and submit to Health Information Management Program Assistant.

Enquiries

Health Information Management Program Assistant
Phone: (03) 9479 1811
International: +61 3 9479 1811
Email: coding@latrobe.edu.au

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your short course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the Faculty of Health Sciences; or focus on staff in Health information management.

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