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SNOMED CT basics

We're not currently accepting applications for this program.

Denise Downs (retired), Principal Terminology Implementation and Education Specialist, NHS Digital (now known as NHS England) and Dr Tejal Shah Lecturer, School of Computing, Newcastle University

This course will address the basics, but also provide an appreciation of the capabilities of SNOMED CT, the NHS's electronic health records system. SNOMED CT provides the clinical terminology used within the systems in use in the NHS and addresses the needs of all clinical professions and clinical specialties. It is imperative that all clinical staff and those processing patient records understand the basics of SNOMED CT. Learners will also receive guided and exploratory opportunities to understand the structure and content in SNOMED CT through hands-on activities.

The course covers:

  1. What are healthcare terminologies and classifications?
  2. Why SNOMED CT?
  3. Introduction to SNOMED CT, the UK Edition and SNOMED International
  4. SNOMED CT structure and content
  5. Exploring SNOMED CT using NHS England SNOMED CT browser
  6. SNOMED CT expressions and their use to analyse clinical data
  7. SNOMED CT reference sets

New dates for this programme will be announced in Mid 2023

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