Clinical knowledge and terms – [BSBMED301B]

Includes lifetime access

Course Overview

Nationally recognised training

This test allows you to take the assessment for the Medical Language and Principles course to confirm your existing skills or identify where you may have gaps.

Why this course

This assessment allows you to confirm or test your skills to help you decide on the next course options you might need.

Who should do this course?

Any person wishing to confirm their skills in medical language or identify knowledge gaps.

How will I benefit

This exam confirms that you can:

  • Use the structure of clinical terms to work out the possible meaning of new words
  • Respond appropriately to instructions which contain medical terms
  • Carry out routine tasks using medical terms and clinical knowledge
  • Use appropriate medical terms in oral and written communication

Structure and what to expect

This test is online and takes up to 2 hours.

The pass mark is 80%.

You may take the test as often as you like for the month your enrollment is current. The questions differ each time you try so not only will you gain proficiency you get to practice as well. If you need to register a second time you may.

Text and Materials Provided

None, though the assessment does provide feedback to help you with any gaps.


You will receive the certificate of attainment upon successful completion. If you do not complete or pass you may request an attendance certificate. Formal Nationally recognised competency is HLTADM005 Produce coded clinical data

Industry Engagement

This course has been designed with consideration of the requirements for ‘work ready’ clinical coders.

eHE staff and contributors have been active participants in the national Workforce evaluations of clinical coder education, and the recent review undertaken by the Victorian Government which led to the development of the Victorian Cert IV in Clinical Classification.

Our course developers and tutors have worked as coders, auditors, and lecturers in Health Information Management Programs and many have been senior members of the Health Information Management Association National Board. They have worked as advisers to coding services in Australia and internationally and are regarded as senior members of the profession.

In 2014 eHE presented academic papers to the HIMAA Conference on an analysis of current educational competencies for Clinical Coding and at the Clinical Documentation Coding and Analysis Conference on “”Development of Clinical Coder Skills, an alternative approach””. The response from the industry to these presentations as well as that received from students has been taken into account in the development of this course.