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Basic Training in ICD-10 Coding

This course is aimed at Clinical Coders and Case Managers; those seeking a career in Clinical Coding or Case Management.

The course consists of two days of lectures and a 6-week distance learning assignment.

Entry requirements: NQF 4: Communications, Mathematical Literacy

Course fee is R 6 000

Course Content: 

  • International and South African background to ICD-10
  • Legal requirements wrt to ICD-10
  • Benefits and Uses of ICD-10
  • Structure and Principles of ICD-10
  • Volumes 1, 2 & 3
  • 3,4 and 5 Character Coding
  • Variable Axis Classification
  • Basic rules and conventions
  • Dagger and asterisk coding
  • Sequelae coding
  • Coding of injuries / poisoning and external causes
  • MDR TB coding
  • Coding of infections
  • Accuracy in coding
  • Selection of primary  and secondary diagnosis
  • Basic practical applications (coding of single conditions and application of dual coding rule)
  • SA Morbidity Coding Standards Document

Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants on successful completion of the course.

For more information or to register email ce.administration@uct.ac.za. Group bookings of a minimum of 12 participants can be arranged on request. 

Only participants registered for the course will be eligible to attend.