University of Technology Sydney

92033 Health Classification and Terminologies A

6cp; Weekly online with 2 x 1hr tutorials per week; 7hpw independent study
Requisite(s): 96202 Language of Healthcare



Health information services provide a range of important services, none more so than clinical classification (also referred to as 'clinical coding'). Clinical classification is one of the key discipline specific tasks undertaken by health information managers, hence the need to ensure that graduates have successfully completed an industry-recognised training program.

This subject is designed to equip students with the foundational skills to understand the coding process, interpret clinical documentation contained in source data, and to accurately select and assign ICD-10-AM/ACHI codes using the conventions and rules set out in the Australian Coding Standards (ACS).

This is the first subject of a two-part subject combination (the second is 92034 Clinical Classification and Terminologies B). To undertake both subjects, it is imperative that students draw upon their knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology gained in 96202 The Language of Healthcare.

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