- This qualification covers workers who provide administrative functions in health services where the worker is required to work autonomously or as a member of staff in an administrative (clinical coding) team.
Why this course
This course is highly flexible, you may take it at your own pace and has no prior knowledge required. The course builds adminsitrative skills associated with handling health records and also includes clinical coding skill set.
Who should do this course?
Any person, working or wishing to work in an administrative or leadership role in healthcare including:
- Ward clerk undertaking clinical coding
- Administrative officer undertaking or required to work with ICD-10-AM codes
Structure and what to expect
Online with tutor support (you don’t have to work on your own). The skills are taught as modules, including electives. You may progress at your own rate and start whenever you wish. Suggested pace of 1 module every 2 weeks each of which will take students approximately 15 hours to complete.
- Taught over 14 modules
- 1-2 years for course completion
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 acts as a text and reference as well as a guide on how to move through the course
- Presentation – powerpoint (pptx file) and video (presentation of the powerpoint) for some modules
- Exercises – tasks for you to do to make sure you understand and give you experience in the issues covered.
- 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
eHE is authorised by the Australian Government to issue qualifications including certificates associated with this course.
You will receive the Certificate IV qualification upon successful completion indicating which competencies were achieved. If you do not complete or pass you may request an statement of achievement for those courses successfully completed.
Formal Nationally Recognised Competencies Included:
Subject 1 Introduction to Records in Healthcare (HLT_002) (175 hours)
· BSBRKG401 Review the status of a record (20 hours)
· CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically (55 hours)
· HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety (40 hours)
· BSBRKG402 Provide information from and about records (20 hours)
· CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (40 hours)
Subject 2 Clinical terms and an introduction to Clinical Coding (CC1) (80 hours)
· BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately (60 hours)
· HLTADM005 Produce coded clinical data (20 hours)
Subject 3 General Clinical Coding (CC2) (80 hours)
· HLTADM006 (30 hours)
· HLTADM007 (30 hours)
Subject 4 Developing Clinical Coders (HLT_003) (185 hours)
- BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement (40 hours)
- BSBAUD402 Participate in a quality audit (40 hours)
- TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace (25 hours)
- TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning (30 hours)
- BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships (50 hours)