HEALTH CLASSIFICATION AND CLINICAL CODING D
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will focus on further developing their competence and confidence in the use of the current Australian-Modified version of the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-AM). They will develop skills in applying advanced clinical coding in a timely manner in a complex environment. Students will also achieve competencies 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 StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||The International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th edition||Prescribed||Australian Consortium for Classification Development (2017)||Independant Health Pricing Authority|
|Readings||The Australian Dictionary of Clinical Abbreviations, Acronyms & Symbols, 7th edition||Prescribed||Joanne Williams, 2017||Health Information Management Association of Australia (2014)|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Exhibit advanced health classification skills in medical record interpretation and clinical abstraction in specialist and complex 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 and 'workbook' clinical cases.
03. Apply and analyse internal clinical coding auditing processes to identify critical factors that impact upon the quality and reliability of coded data.
- Lectures. Workshops.
04. Develop, communicate 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 workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
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.
|Mid-semester examination - one 1-hour (1,000-words equivalent)||25||01, 02|
|Final examination - one 2-hour (2,000-words equivalent)||Overall subject pass mark of 75% required to meet industry expectations||50||01, 02|
|Individual assignment - Parts A and B (2,500-words)||To meet professional competency requirements medical record coding must be completed at ALL assigned coding clinics||25||01, 02, 03, 04|