Below are the education providers that offer courses by distance-learning for medical terminology, clinical coding and clinical coding auditing.
Auckland University of Technology
The Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand, offers a self-directed online short course in Medical Terminology.
For further information about the Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Terminology course and enrolment dates and cost see AUT Medical Terminology Course - Certificate of Proficiency
Health Information Management Association of Australia
Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) offers distance-education courses in medical terminology and ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS clinical coding. Listed below are the courses available to New Zealand students:
- Comprehensive Medical Terminology
- Medical Terminology Challenge Examination
- Introductory ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Clinical Coding
- Challenge Examination in Advanced ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Clinical Coding
- Advanced Clinical Coding
- Clinical Coder Certification
- Clinical Coder Certification Currency.
For further information on the above courses see HIMAA Education Services – New Zealand
HIMAA Education Services, Australia firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zealand coding helpdesk email@example.com
HIMAA Course Assessment and Examination Marking Guidelines for New Zealand Clinical Coders
Provided is a summary of the current New Zealand Clinical Coding Conventions and NMDS Reporting Requirements for New Zealand students undertaking HIMAA clinical coding courses.
In the HIMAA Assessment and Examination Marking Guidelines section where it states ‘however, if the code(s) are assigned they will be marked as an optional’ means the code assignment will not be marked correct or incorrect. Therefore, marks will not be given or lost if the code(s) for the specific convention are assigned.
La Trobe University
La Trobe University, Australia, offers a distance-education short course in Clinical Coding Auditing.
The course is designed to develop skills in auditing of coded data, analysing and reporting on audit outcomes, and developing strategies for dealing with these.
For further information about the course see La Trobe University – Clinical Coding Auditing