Clinical knowledge and terms - [BSBMED301B]

Learn the language of medicine and medical practice in common hospital situations
3-6 months
$1,100
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Who should do this course?

Any person working or wishing to work in healthcare, such as clinical coding, or administrative areas where communication with clinicians or interpretation of health record content is required.

How will I benefit

This course is designed to help you understand the language and processes of medical science including:
  • The structure of clinical terms (so that you can 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, such as clinical coding.
  • Use appropriate medical terms in oral and written communication

Structure and what to expect

This course is online with tutor support (you don't have to work through it all alone). There are 12 modules in the course covering the principles or medical terms and topics or specific body systems . students will also learn how to find new information about clinical conditions and terms from the internet to support ongoing learning. Each has a text book, references, presentations (videos), exercises and exercise answers and chat facilities. These are followed by assessment. You may progress at your own rate and start whenever you wish. It is expected that you can complete this course within 3 - 6 months. This is flexible but we suggest that you attempt 1 module every 2 weeks. On average each module takes students 5 hours to complete.

Pre-requesites for this course

None

Text and Materials Provided

A specific text book is not required, though skills in simple internet searching are expected. The course provides:
  • Learner’s guide acts as a text and reference as well as a guide on how to move through the course
  • Presentation –video (presentation of the powerpoint) for some modules
  • Exercises – tasks for you to do to make sure you understand and give you experience.
  • Answers to the Exercises – answers or sample answers and discussions are provided to assist your progress and understanding.
  • Chat room – you may ask questions and chat with the tutor and with other students
  • References - to other sites and documents to assist additional learning.
  • Assessment – formal assessment of your skills (similar to the exercises but assessed). This is a timed online assessment process and individual feedback is provided.

Recognition

eHE is authorised by the Australian Government to issue qualifications including certificates associated with this course. 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 competencies include:
  •  BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately. 

Full course and assessment
3-6 months
$1,100
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Medical Language and Principles - Challenge Exam - [BSBMED301B_CE]

Confirm your knowledge of the language of medicine and medical practice
2 hours
free
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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 should be expected to take 2 hours. The pass mark is 80%. You may take the assessment more than once (but many of the questions will be different each time). You may take the test as often as you like for the month your enrolment 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 can.

Pre-requesites for this course

None

Text and Materials Provided

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

Recognition

eHE is authorised by the Australian Government to issue qualifications including certificates associated with this course. You will receive the certificate of attainment upon successful completion. Formal Nationally recognised competencies include:
  • BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately. 

Full course and assessment
12 - 18 months
$3,245
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Clinical Coding 1 ICD-10-AM (9th Edition) and Clinical Knowledge Introduction - [HLT47315_CC1_9]

Start Clinical Coding and learn medical vocabulary and processes at the same time
12 - 18 months
$3,245
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Who should do this course?

Any person, working or wishing to use ICD-10-AM 9th Edition including:
  • Administrative person seeking a new career in clinical classification or required to code using ICD-10-AM (if you have a clinical background you should take the coding portion only HLTADM005)
  • Administrative or clerical staff working in a day stay centre, who is required to provide ICD-10-AM codes
  • Insurers and Payers who seek to understand the skills and processes of clinical coding and interpret ICD-10-AM coded information.
  • Data managers who design, develop queries or interpret information using ICD-10-AM codes.
  • Researchers who use or collect data using ICD-10-AM codes.

How will I benefit

This course is designed to help you progress with flexibility, tutor support and chat facilities. At completion of this course you should be able to:
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a clinical coder
  • Identify and evaluate clinical data from simple medical records (abstract data from records for clinical coding)
  • Assign codes to clinical data as required for morbidity reporting in Australia
  • Apply knowledge of medicine and healthcare systems as required for accurate clinical coding of simple records
  • Enter coded data into computer systems

Structure and what to expect

This course is on-line with tutor support (you don't have to work on your own). The 13 modules in the course cover coding of the body systems and include a Learner’s Guide, references, video presentations, scenarios (fully worked documented coding examples), exercises and answers, and chat facilities, followed by an assessment. You may progress at your own rate and start whenever you wish. It is expected that you can complete this course within 6 - 12 months. This is flexible but we suggest that you attempt 1 module every 2 weeks. On average each module takes students approximately 15 hours to complete.

Pre-requesites for this course

None

Text and Materials Provided

Required Text: ICD-10-AM (9th Edition). You will not be able to complete the course without this resource. You may choose paper books, or electronic books. Students of this course are entitled to student rates when purchasing the code books. The course provides:
  • Learner’s guide which acts as a text and reference as well as a guide on how to move through the course. The guides include fully worked examples of data abstraction and coding with discussion (scenarios).
  • Presentation video of key content where relevant.
  • Exercises to make sure you understand and give you experience in the issues covered.
  • Answers to the exercises and discussions are provided to assist your progress and understanding.
  • Chat room where you can ask questions and chat with the tutor and with other students.
  • References - to other sites and documents to assist additional learning.
  • Assessment – formal assessment of your skills (similar to the exercises but assessed). This is a timed online assessment process and individual feedback is provided.

Recognition

eHE is authorised by the Australian Government to issue qualifications including certificates associated with this course.
  • Assessment Only – if you feel you know this material already and would like to just take the assessment, this is fine. Feedback is provided to all and for those who complete successfully a certificate of attainment is provided.
  • Course and Assessment - If you choose to do the course and assessment option you will receive the certificate of attainment upon successful completion. If you do not complete or pass you may request an attendance certificate.
  • HLTADM005 Produce coded clinical data
  • BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology

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 advisors 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.


Full course and assessment
12 - 18 months
$3,245
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Not Currently Available

Clinical Knowledge flanguageor Clinical Coding includes:

  • medical vocabulary,  previously called Medical Terminology (BSBMED301B)
  • anatomy and physiology, and
  • medical science.

Those wishing to undertake clinical coding or work in healthcare will find it essential to understand the principles of the language of healthcare, and have a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology and medical science.  If you are interested in becoming a clinical coder two options are available, you can enrol in:

  • this subject first as a stand-alone course or alternatively
  • Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Coding 1- Introduction. This course includes Clinical Knowledge for Clinical Coding in one course to enable you to start coding and learn the language at the same time.  You will find this easier to learn, but also much less expensive than enrolling in two separate courses – over $1,000 saving.

Enrol  $1,100  AUD

If you have already completed this unit or have a clinical background you are likely to qualify to take the ‘Clinical Coding 1 – Introduction course (without the Clinical Knowledge component).  You can choose to provide detail of your qualifications and background, or sit the challenge test (below) to determine whether you need to undertake further study in Medical Language.

Enrol Challenge Exam (Free)