Coding Practicum II

Health Sciences
Health Information Management
Course Code
HIMP 4501
Semester Length
2 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This practicum provides students with the opportunity to apply health data coding and classification standards using ICD and CCI. Students will analyze and apply coding guidelines in acute care facilities or through simulation at the college.
Course Content

In this course the learner will:

  • Examine the classification of diseases and interventions from a variety of acute care patient records
  • Apply classification guidelines in compliance with CIHI standards
  • Explore methods of collection and presentation of health data in the acute care setting
Learning Activities

Students will learn principles and practices of health information classification through a combination of experiential learning, independent study and instructor feedback.

Means of Assessment

Assessment is consistent with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.  An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course.  This is a graded course.  All assignments must be completed to pass the course.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, successful learners will be able to:

  • Analyze documented health information for acute care patients
  • Apply disease and intervention coding principles in accordance with the Canadian Institute for Health Information standards
  • Practice data collection and capture using the electronic data abstract
  • Analyze data integrity and the impact this has on data classiifcation
  • Apply basic pharmacology principles to facilitate data classification
Textbook Materials

A list of required and optional textbooks, materials and electronic applications is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.


Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for HIMP 4501
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2023