University of Technology Sydney

92034 Health Classification and Terminologies B

6cp; 5 x 6hrs (workshops), 7hpw (independent study)
Requisite(s): 92033 Health Classification and Terminologies A


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 second subject of a two-part subject combination. The first subject, 92033 Clinical Classification and Terminologies A, exposes students to the process of data abstraction and coding and provides them with foundational skills in clinical classification. 92034 Clinical Classification and Terminologies B, builds these skills further, in particular moving into clinical disciplines that represent more difficult case complexity. This subject also seeks to foster development of student’s skills in managing and resourcing the coding service, as well as ensuring that the framework for competent and ethical professional practice is embedded in their knowledge base. A To undertake both 92033 and 92034 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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