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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.

Entry requirements: NQF 4: Communications, Mathematical Literacy

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
  • Definitions of primary and secondary diagnoses
  • Selection of the primary diagnosis
  • Basic practical applications (coding of single conditions and application of dual coding rule)
  • The use of the SA Coding Standards Document

Email ce.administration@uct.ac.za to register.