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Coding Practicum II

Course Code: HIMP 4501
Faculty: Health Sciences
Credits: 2.0
Semester: 2 weeks
Learning Format: Practicum
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

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

Methods of Instruction

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

Means of Assessment

The course evaluation 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

course prerequisites

HIMP 4400, HIMP 4420, HIMP 4430, BUSN 4460

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.