Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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, the Australian Classification of Health Interventions, and the Australian Coding Standards. 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. Pass grade is 50% and greater. Assessment hurdle requirement to pass the final examination with a grade of 50% or more. 

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSally Richardson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

The International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorAustralian Consortium for Classification Development


Edition/Volume10th edition

PublisherIndependant Health Pricing Authority


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The Australian Dictionary of Clinical Abbreviations, Acronyms & Symbols

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorJoanne Williams


Edition/Volume7th Edition

PublisherHealth Information Management Association of Australia


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required20 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
Domestic - metro
International - regional
International - metro

WBL addtional requirementsWWC, Fit 2 Work Check Hurdle attendance at 5 clinical coding practicums across metro and regional hospitals

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Exhibit advanced health classification skills in medical record interpretation and clinical abstraction in specialist and complex casemix environments.
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.
03. Apply and analyse internal clinical coding auditing processes to identify critical factors that impact upon the quality and reliability of coded data.
04. Develop, communicate and review strategies for the ongoing improvement of the quality and integrity of coded data in a hospital environment.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Richardson

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Mid-semester examination - one 1-hour (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2

Final examination - one 2-hour (2,000-words equivalent) Overall subject pass mark of 50% required to meet industry expectations. Assessment hurdle requirement to pass the exam with 50% or more to pass this subject. 

N/ACentral examIndividualYes50 SILO1, SILO2

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

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4