Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop an introductory working knowledge of the fundamental conventions and rules for classification of diseases and health interventions using the current Australian version of the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-AM) and the Australia Classification for Health Interventions (ACHI). Students will begin to develop an understanding of the complexity of the classification process and will develop skills in medical record abstraction and interpretation to support application of developing health classification skills.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects HIM1HCA

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInternational classification of diseases and related health problems, 10th revision, Australian modificationPreliminaryNational Centre for Classification in Health8TH EDN, NCCH

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson

Class requirements

One 1.0 hours lecture per study period and delivered via blended.
"Self-directed work in computer lab."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
mid semester exam25
one 2-hour written examinationHurdle requirement: must complete all workbook activities and present prior to final examination50
two practicums (1,000 words)25