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Health Data Classification Refresher

Course name

Health Data Classification Refresher

Course description

This self-study program consists of ICD-10- pathophysiology and related interventions; application of coding theory to coding exercises with self-assessment, sectional and final exams. Students are assigned a tutor upon registration. 

The focus of this course is on application of ICD-10-CA and CCI to classification in the acute care hospital environment. The course is organized according to the CIHI Major Clinical Categories (MCC) and topics covered represent the top five to ten Case Mix Groups within each MCC.

The course is designed for health information management professionals who

  • have not coded for some years and who wish to update their coding knowledge and skills
  • wish to review their coding knowledge and skills to keep current with industry changes
  • wish to seek advanced placement in the Douglas College Health Information Management Program
  • have foreign credentials and are seeking Canadian certification
Course number HDCR 540
Learning objectives

By the end of this course, students will

  • develop or review knowledge in health care classification using the ICD-10-CA and CCI classifications
  • develop or review knowledge of pathophysiology and health care interventions by applying classification standards for specified Major Clinical Categories using the ICD-10-CA and CCI classification systems
  • apply critical thinking skills to the coding process
  • apply national, provincial and local standards for data classification
  • develop an appreciation for the importance of data consistency and integrity
Tuition $624
Course materials not included
Prerequisite
  • English 12 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
  • copy of diploma or other proof of graduation from a CHIMA-recognized health information management program or other proof of eligibility for CHIMA membership
Course content This course covers the following topics:
  • essentials of classification
    • the coding process
    • ICD-10-CA
    • CCI
    • applying the coding process
  • application to body systems and special circumstances
    • Neoplasia & lymphoma, leukemia or unspecified site neoplasms
    • Multisystemic or unspecified site infections
    • Diseases & disorders of the skin, subcutaneous tissue and breast
    • Diseases & disorders of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Diseases and disorders of the circulatory system (cardiac)
    • Diseases and disorders of the circulatory system (vascular)
    • Diseases and disorders of the blood & blood forming Organs and immunological disorders
    • Diseases and disorders of the respiratory system
    • Diseases and disorders of the digestive system
    • Diseases and disorders of the hepatobiliary system & pancreas
    • HIV infections
    • Diseases and disorders of the eye
    • Diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, mouth and throat
    • Diseases and disorders of the kidney and urinary tract
    • Diseases and disorders of the male reproductive system
    • Diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system
    • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases & disorders
    • Diseases and disorders of the nervous system
    • Mental (and behavioural) diseases and disorders
    • Injury, poisoning and toxic effects
    • Other reasons for hospitalization
    • Burns
    • Significant trauma
    • Complications of medical care
    • Pregnancy & childbirth
    • Newborns & other neonates with conditions Originating in the perinatal period
Learning resources
  • ICD-10-CA and CCI classification software (available through the Douglas College Bookstore)
Instruction method
  • self-paced, self-guided independent study
  • online interactions supported through use of Blackboard
Assignments and due dates
  • Coding exercises (ungraded)
  • 2 mid-term exams
  • Final exam
Grading Minimum grade to pass is 60 percent.
A Continuing Education course certificate is issued on successful completion.
Completion timeframe 8 months (150 hours) from registration date

For information and registration, please contact the Program Assistant, at 604 777-6527 or email cehs@douglascollege.ca.

For more information on Health Information Management, please visit the Health Sciences Website.

Download a Registration Form HDCR Registration Form (pdf)

Download the Bookstore Form https://dcconnect.douglascollege.ca/aboutdouglas/academicsupport/book/Pages/default.aspx