HEALTH CLASSIFICATION D

HIM4HCD

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students focus on further developing their competence and confidence in the use of the current Australian-Modified version of the World Health Organizations International Classification of Diseases, the Australian Classification of Health Interventions, and the Australian Coding Standards. They develop advanced skills in practising clinical coding in a timely manner within in a specialist casemix environment. Students will have some exposure to coding conventions and funding guidelines relevant to their geographic (state, territory, country) location. Students also achieve competencies in using legacy and alternate classifications including SNOMED CT, and in clinical coding auditing for internal data quality control and coding practice management.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HIM3HCB, HIM3HCC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificThe International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, (current) Revision, Australian Modification; The Australian Classification of Health Interventions. The Australian Coding StanPrescribedAustralian Consortium for Classification Development. Various yearsIndependent Health Pricing Authority, Sydney, NSW. Various years
Discipline SpecificAustralian Dictionary of Clinical Abbreviations, 6th editionPrescribedJoanne Williams, ed. 2014Health Information Management Association Australia

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Exhibit health classification skills in medical record interpretation and clinical abstraction in specialist casemix environments.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops/Coding Clinics including case studies, and specialist and general acute medical and surgical patient medical records.

02. Apply the standards and conventions of health classification within a timeframe that aligns with health industry expectations using clinical cases that reflect advanced-level complications and co-morbidities.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops/Coding Clinics including case studies, and specialist and general acute medical and surgical patient medical records. Quizzes. 'Workbook' clinical cases.

03. Apply internal clinical coding auditing processes to identify factors that impact upon the quality and reliability of coded data.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops.

04. Develop and review strategies for the ongoing improvement of the quality and integrity of coded data in a hospital environment.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshops. Laboratory classes.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Class requirements

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500 word Individual Assignment - parts A and BTo meet professional competency requirements medical record coding must be completed at ALL assigned coding clinics25 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid-semester Examination - one hour25 01, 02
Final Examination - two-hourA pass mark of 75% is required to meet accreditation and industry standards however marks are re-calibrated to meet La Trobe University standard transcript purposes to equate to LTU assessment policy. 50 01, 02