HEALTH CLASSIFICATION B

HIM3HCB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students enhance their skills in the application of conventions and rules for the classification of diseases and health interventions using the current Australian version of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-AM) and the Australian Classification for Health Interventions (ACHI). Emphasis is placed on relevant specialist areas of the Australian Coding Standards (ACS). Students develop further expertise in medical record abstraction and interpretation. They apply their clinical knowledge including pathophysiology, diagnostic processes, pharmacology, treatments and interventions to support application of health classification skills.  Students will have some exposure to coding conventions and funding guidelines relevant to their geographic (state, territory, country) location. They develop competency in classificatory practice within the parameters of industry expectations of timeframes and levels of accuracy.



SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HIM2HCA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Purchase of International Classification for Diseases in hard copy essential for 2016. This comprises ICD-10-AM, ACHI and Australian Coding Standards.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificThe International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, (current) Revision, Australian ModificationPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification development, 2015 for 9th EditionIHPA
Discipline SpecificAustralian Dictionary of Clinical Abbreviations, Acronyms and Symbols, 6th editionPrescribedWilliams, J. (ed) 2014Health Information Management Association of Australia
Discipline SpecificThe Australian Classification of Health InterventionsPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification development, 2015 for 9th EditionIHPA
Discipline SpecificThe Australian Coding StandardsPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification development, 2015 for 9th EditionIHPA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and interpret the clinical content of the medical record to identify all conditions, diagnoses and interventions.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops, including quizzes, written problems to solve, case studies and patient medical records

02. Select and retrieve the appropriate conditions, diagnoses and interventions that require classification and application of the Australian Coding Standards and conventions.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops, including quizzes, written problems to solve, case studies and patient medical records

03. Translate the selected medical statements to ICD-10-AM and ACHI codes, within the framework of the Australian Coding Standards

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops, including quizzes, written problems to solve, case studies and patient medical records

04. Demonstrate skills in all of the classificatory processes, within the parameters of expected industry timeframes and levels of accuracy.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops, including quizzes, written problems to solve, case studies and patient medical records

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Class size to accommodate staff: student ratio for increased individual time due to 75% pass mark for industry requirements"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,000 word individual assignment10 01, 02, 03, 04
1,000 word team assignment (equivalent 250 words per person)10 01, 02, 03, 04
one-hour Mid-semester ExaminationReview of exam is part of the learning process.30 01, 02, 03, 04
two-hour Final ExaminationOverall subject pass mark of 75% required to meet industry expectations. Review of exam is part of the learning process.50 01, 02, 03, 04