Project Description

Start clinical coding – in a non formal environment

Clinical Classification uses ICD-10-AM and ACHI to represent patient conditions, health status and procedures performed in hospital.

The course may be taken alone, and will develop skills suited to understand the principles of clinical coding. 

  • Text Books – learner's guides and materials proved. ICD-10-AM "code books" must be purchased.

  • Personal Tutor – available to answer your questions and help you along the way.

  • Real Records – Practice coding with actual real world examples

  • Simulated Workplace – Build your experience, confidence and CV as you learn


Understand the principles of ICD-10-AM and ACHI Coding

The course is one way to start your clinical coding career but only a start. If you are unsure of whether coding is for you it can be a good way to assess your interest. For those wishing to progress further into full entry level clinical coding this can be step 1 as you can upgrade to the Diploma and your work in this program, if satisfactory may give you some credit in the Diploma in Clinical Coding.

If you aren't sure you want to take on a full program to get you ready to work as a clinical coder but would like to get the basics - this is the place for you to start.

Opportunities after doing this course

Some organisations will employ graduates after this stage, but skills are limited to simple coding environments. For jobs as a clinical coder in hospitals you will require the full Diploma.  Those working in Research may find this a useful course to build understanding of the code system without all the skills needed to work as a clinical coder.

Learn while building real world experience

You will have access to highly experienced clinical coders and trainers while completing the course at your own pace online from anywhere in the world. Our trainers are there to help you learn, they are qualified clinical coders, health information managers, health informaticians, and educators.

Overview

  • Duration

    • 3 - 9 months - full or part time
  • Start Anytime

    • Work at your own pace
  • Delivery

    • Online with meetings and active tutor support
    • Simulated coding workplace
  • Qualification

    • BSBMED301
      Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

    The rest of this training is not formally recognised

Payment Plans Available

The Clinical Coder training courses are a well structured course delivered via an easy to follow online platform. The tutors are knowledgeable and helpful and the flexible nature of the course enables you to do it at your own pace and in a time that suits your schedule. The clinical knowledge and practice cases ensures that you are work ready for a professional coding position.

Megan Deutsher

Got a job in my first application and interview after completing the course.  thanks for all the knowledge and support you gave me

Maria Kaprilova, Graduate 2020

Everything worked seamlessly

Liz Reid

I am so lucky to learn from a highly knowledgeable and intelligent teacher. I appreciate your understanding and teaching skills.

Muyeed Parveez

EHE provided me with the most professional and well organized fascinating education journey.  the knowledge, experience and real practical clinical coding environment equipped me with all I needed.  It was the most valuable investment I’ve ever made.

Abdullah Mansour, BUPA, Saudi Arabia

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Yasmine Amr Khalil

Your pathway to knowledge

This course can be your starting point to a career as a clinical coder, or for administrators who wish to understand the principles of clinical coding. All clinical specialties are covered. The course is designed to introduce you to clinical coding and allow you to understand the job of coding as well as begin to gain the knowledge and skills needed.. Using eHRol the world leading clinical coder training tool to simulate the clinical coding environment you will be practices as well as skilled when you finish.

Coding is a profession for people who are detail oriented and can interpret instructions well.

There are no formal prerequisite qualifications for this course.
Applicants must be proficient in English. in order to understand complex instructions and to benefit fully.

International Students Studying Offshore

Courses provided by Australia's top coding educators using the top coder training tools and processes for international students studying offshore can still study through eHE.

Learn Online Anytime

This course is presented in 5 modules.  The learning is integrated, teaching a number of skills at the same time.  This course covers terms used for each body system, simple records and records including many common day stay situations and takes an average of 175 hours to complete including study time, practice and assessments.

Coding through each specialty includes explanations of terms, conditions, and treatments, coding standards and rules, worked scenarios, practice and assessments.

Required Tools

Code Books - you must have access to ICD-10-AM resources to take this course - full details of how to obtain your books are in the Getting Started Guide but a summary and links are given below. ICD-10-AM coding resources costs approximately $300 - $490 depending on the format you choose and the edition you need. Details of how to purchase code books provided once you enrol.

  • Hardcopy Code Books - 5 volumes covering all of ICD-10-AM and ACHI
  • Electronic Code Books - We recommend TurboCoder - Electronic code book and reference tools combined. Use the student discount code is provided when you enrol

If you are in a country where ICD-10-AM is not licensed (such as India or the Philippines) you will need to obtain permission to purchase the code books. eHE will give you information on how to do this and as an EHE student you can expect to be approved. You will need you have your EHE student number when you apply.

Materials Provided

  • Learner’s guides - are the text book as well as a guide on how to move through the course.
  • Presentation videos of key content where relevant.
  • References to other sites and documents to assist additional learning
  • Access to eHRol is included: this simulated coding environment contains thousands of real patient records or extracts from real records with instant feedback for practice and assessment in addition to tutor support.
  • Formal assessment is ongoing throughout the course building your confidence and skills as you go.
  • Zoom meetings for online discussions with your personal teacher.

Recognition upon successful completion

eHE will issue a statement of your completion.

This is not a nationally recognised course.

The only nationally recognised course in clinical coding is the Diploma of clinical coding.

Industry Engagement

eHE staff and contributors have been active participants in the national Workforce evaluations of clinical coder education, and the recent review which led to the development of the Diploma in Clinical Coding.

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.

The EHE training team participate regularly in clinical coding governance activities discussing coding standards and correct coding with the eHRol community of Teachers, Coding Managers and Mentors.

If requesting RPL, please forward a copy of your qualification and the units you successfully completed with your enquiry

The eHealth Records online learning portal (eHRol) is cloud-based and ideal for studying health record content, data and code systems. eHRol is the end-to-end tool to simulate the EHR (electronic health record) environment, develop skills and workforce capabilities.

Gain access to a simulated workplace environment for immersion in digital health.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Applying for Course Credit

Doctors and Nurses

If you are qualified as a medical doctor or a university graduate nurse and are up to date with clinical practice you may claim competency in medical terms. You qualify for a shorter version of the course without clinical knowledge units and can complete a shorter version of the course as you will be given credit for the medical terms section of this course.  This version has a lower cost than the full program.

What to do:

  • To enrol in the course with credit provide copies of your qualifications. We will review your documentation and confirm if you do/do not qualify.

Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have a question about recognition of prior learning please provide details of your qualifications and we will confirm whether you can receive recognition and your course options. You need one of the following:

  • Medical Degree (as a Medical Doctor) - this does not include specialty branches such as Ayurveda or Dentistry or Pharmacy, or Laboratory qualifications)
  • Nursing Degree (3 - 4 year Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent)
  • Upgrade from prior coder training - for those with qualifications such as:
    • Certificate IV in Clinical Coding
    • BSBMED301 Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately
    • HLTADM005 Produce Coded Data
    • HLTADM006 Undertake Complex Clinical Code
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ICD-10-AM Editions in different countries

The Diploma must be taught in the current edition of ICD-10-AM. The current version differs depending on the country you will be working in and EHE will offer courses in each code system version – but we are starting with ICD-10-AM 11th edition.

  • Australia and New Zealand – currently using ICD-10-AM 11th edition with ACHI (the procedure code system which works with ICD-10-AM).
  • Saudi Arabia, Ireland and others – currently using ICD-10-AM 10th edition with ACHI.

You should select the relevant code system version for where you wish to work. The version used in Australia will change to ICD-10-AM 12th edition with ACHI in July 2022. eHE will offer courses in 12th edition starting in 2022.

Note: ICD coding is considered to be a skill in demand as defined by the Australian Government.