Clinical Coding and Terms – Oncology and Haematology ICD_10_AM (10th) – [CC_10C+]

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Need to code in a Cancer centre or environment and learn the medical language and science involved in oncology and haematology? This is the course for you

SKU: CC_10C+ Category:


Nationally recognised training

Designed for those working in Cancer units or specialist Hospitals. With this course you will learn both how to code using ICD-10-AM (10th Edition).  This course includes the following – within the limited scope of Cancer and Haematology and General Coding, 

  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology
  • HLTADM005 Produce Coded Clinical Data
  • HLTADM006 Undertake complex clinical coding
  • HLTADM007 Complete highly complex clinical coding

This course content is similar to that offered by other RTOs such as HIMAA, but is shorter and less expensive as it is restricted to requirements for Oncology and Haematology coding.

  • Duties and responsibilities of clinical coders in general
  • Use medical terms and understand clinical content in health records appropriately in the context of clinical coding
  • The coding process and the key tools in general
  • Data abstraction from clinical records for the purpose of coding in dentistry
  • Use ICD-10-AM (10th edition) to obtain the correct code, including correct application of coding standards for dentistry and related conditions

Why this course

This course is flexible and is an ideal start to a career in clinical coding. It includes explanations, theory, practice exercises for abstracting and coding.This is step 1 on the pathway to a career as a clinical coder.  You will have access to highly experienced clinical coders and trainers.

Who should do this course?

Any person, working or wishing to use ICD-10-AM (10th Edition) including:

  • Administrative or clerical staff working in dental centre, required to provide ICD-10-AM codes
  • Data managers working in an Oncology or Haematology environments who design, develop queries or interpret information using ICD-10-AM codes
  • Oncology or Haematology researchers who use or collect data using 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 7 modules
  • 6-9 months for course completion

Text and Materials Provided

Required Text: ICD-10-AM (11th 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


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 in the restricted scope of Oncology and Haematology coding:

  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology
  • HLTADM005 Produce Coded Clinical Data
  • HLTADM006 Undertake complex clinical coding 
  • HLTADM007 Complete highly complex clinical coding

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.