About the Course

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The Turning Clinical Information into Coded Data course introduces students to the variety of clinical encoding systems used within the NHS and internationally as well as the tools used to review them and handle encoded data.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be exposed to the basics of encoding systems such as ICD-10, READ, SNOMED, OPCS, LOINC and others and gain practical experience to managing encoded data through the use of various tools and browsers.

Who Should Attend

This is a technical course designed for beginners or individuals who may have had some involvement with databases through typical roles in a data analysis environment and are seeking to expand their knowledge and understanding of manipulating healthcare related data through relational databases.

Course Delivered by

Associate Professor Tony Paget

Tony Paget - Lecturer PortraitTony Paget’s background was in psychiatric nursing, but took an early interest in health informatics via participating, then organising the European Summer School of Nursing Informatics through the 1990s. He has been a qualified higher education teacher since 1998 and helped design Swansea University’s successful MSc in health informatics in 1999. He became the course director in 2011.

Course Pre-requisites

Basic ICT skills and a good knowledge of the healthcare environment are essential for participants to engage with the content of the course. Some experience with database systems is desired for part of the practicals but not essential.

Please note a laptop computer is essential for the delivery of this module.

Course Credits

The Turning Clinical Information into Coded Data (Module PMIT 300) carriers 20 Undergraduate Level Credits and these are awarded on completion of a successful assignment.

However, students who wish to attend for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes only will omit the assessment and be given a Certificate of Completion.

Course Fees

The course fees for EU/UK students for this module are £611.00.

International students please enquire for further details of course fees.

Applications are now closed.

Contact Us

Course Enquiries:
Tony Paget
Associate Professor & Course Director
MSc Health Informatics, MSc Health Data Science and MRes Health Informatics

Marketing Enquiries:
Stephanie Lee

Data Science Building, Swansea University Medical School, Singleton Park, SWANSEA SA2 8PP, Wales, UK

+44 (0)1792 602874