Education & Training
The National Centre for Health Information Research & Training (NCHIRT) (formerly the National Centre for Classification in Health - Brisbane) is an academic and research unit which specialises in the application of health classifications, in particular the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), on which is based.
Clinical coding of mortality and morbidity data is one of the major tasks of health ministries, hospitals and national statistical data collectors. Coded mortality and morbidity data is used at facility, provincial, national and international levels to describe health status; reasons for hospital and clinic attendance, major causes of death and assist in the identification of potential public health strategies. These data provide a basis for health provision and services decision-making, creating rich information that can be analysed for health care planning, needs assessment, resource allocation and management of health services.
NCHIRT's training programs focus on improvements to the coding of health information.
- Course List
- International experience
- Researchers & analysts working with ICD
- Participants from around the globe
- Medical Terminology and medical science
- Clinical Classification (ICD-10) for Mortality Coding
- Clinical Classification (ICD-10 or ICD-10-AM) for Morbidity Coding
- Train the Trainer Program for coder trainers
- Medical Documentation for clinicians (hospital medical records and/or death certificates)
The NCHIRT has a strong international profile for providing education and training programs to governments and non-governmental agencies, ministries of health, professional associations and to the community through:
- continuing professional education (CPE)
- short courses & workshops
- workplace training
- online training (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
NCHIRT training consultants have been invited by the World Health Organization and governments of countries around the world to conduct training in International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) and the Australian modification of that classification, ICD-10-AM on which is is based. NCHIRT has an agreement with the World Health Organization for the development of materials for a web based training package in ICD-10 for use internationally. It is anticipated that this product will be released in late 2009.
Each year the NCHIRT provide a three week International ICD-10 training program as part of the Queensland University of Technology's, School of Public Health, International Summer School Program. at the Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane, Queensland.
Week 1 (optional) is designed in a 'Train the Trainer' format for those interested parties with formal training in the use of the ICD-10 or ICD-10-AM for morbidity and mortality coding and able to provide or show evidence of planning to provide training and coding support services, in their own countries.
Weeks 2 and 3 of the program is designed to train novice coders in the use of ICD-10 for morbidity and/or mortality coding including an introduction to the ICD-10. No assumed knowledge of coding is required to enroll in Weeks 2 and 3.
The NCHIRT’s two principal educators, Mrs. Sue Walker and Mr. Garry Waller, are recognised by the Joint Collaboration between the WHO Family of International Classifications’ Education Committee and the International Federation of Health Records Organisations as ICD-10 Underlying Cause of Death trainers and each awarded honorary certification for this specialty.
The NCHIRT International ICD-10 training program has been recognised as a valuable training resource for researchers and analysts working with or intending to work with ICD-10 codes in morbidity and or mortality data collections and who require to gain an understanding of how coding is performed and how diagnoses and causes of death are selected and coded.
Students from more than fifty countries have participated in our education and training programs, representing:
|Vietnam||Singapore||Seychelles||Jordan||Federated States of Micronesia|
|Myanmar||Sri Lanka||Samoa||India||New Zealand|
|Turkey||Australia||Germany||South Africa||Saudi Arabia|
|Hong Kong||Pakistan||Botswana||Indonesia||Brunei Darussalam|
|Kiribati||Maldives||Mongolia||Philippines||Democratic People’s Republic of Korea|
|Nauru||Oman||Nepal||Timor Leste||Papua New Guinea|
|Japan||New Caledonia||Tuvalu||Iran||Wallis & Fortuna Islands|
|Niue||Bhutan||Nauru||American Samoa||Northern Mariana Islands|
|China||Solomon Islands||United States of America|