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COCL 1000

This course will provide the student with an introduction to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Canada (ICD-10-CA) and the Canadian Classification of Health Interventions (CCI) systems. The course focuses on introduction to nomenclatures and classification systems, basic coding guidelines, the importance of data quality and the uses of coded data. Folio software is used to teach the coding of diagnoses and interventions. Students are taught how to navigate the search engines needed to find codes in the abstracting software and are shown the differences between coding classifications. CIHI coding conventions and standards are taught in conjunction with this course to provide the student with the understanding that coding and data quality work simultaneously.