HEALTH CLASSIFICATION D
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Discipline Specific||The International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, (current) Revision, Australian Modification||Prescribed||Australian Consortium for Classification Development.||Independent Health Pricing Authority, Sydney, NSW. Various years|
|Discipline Specific||Australian Dictionary of Clinical Abbreviations||Prescribed||Joanne Williams, ed. 2017||Health 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lectures. Workshops.
04. Develop and review strategies for the ongoing improvement of the quality and integrity of coded data in a hospital environment.
- Lectures. Workshops. Laboratory classes.
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Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBarbara Gleeson
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Individual Assignment - parts A and B (1,500-words)||To meet professional competency requirements medical record coding must be completed at ALL assigned coding clinics||25||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Mid-semester Examination - one hour (1,000-words equivalent)||25||01, 02|
|Final Examination - two-hours (2,000-words equivalent)||A 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|