Course Description

This course introduces and applies current ICD (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) standard classification systems that are used to catalogue and retrieve data in healthcare systems. Emphasis is on developing practical coding skills that maintain data quality. Students will also develop an understanding of how data collected under a variety of classification systems are linked to inform decision-making by policy-makers and managers.


Students who do not have the prerequisite and who wish to take this course are advised to contact the Academic Coordinator, Jim Tiessen, at jhtiessen@ryerson.ca to discuss options for entry.


Prerequisite: CHSM 301

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