The classification node at the University of Sydney comprises of Australia’s leading expertise in health classification systems and their applications. Our areas of expertise include:
ICPC-2 PLUS (also known as the BEACH coding system) is a clinical terminology classified to the International Classification of Primary Care, Version 2 (ICPC-2).
ICPC-2 PLUS is a user-friendly coding system, allowing health professionals to record symptoms, diagnoses (problem labels), past health problems and processes (such as procedures, counselling and referrals) at the point of care.
ICPC-2 PLUS can be used in age-sex disease registers, morbidity registers and full electronic health records in primary care. It currently contains approximately 8,000 terms that are commonly used in Australian general practice.
To learn more about ICPC-2 PLUS for end users or developers, please visit the ICPC-2 PLUS web page.
The classification node is an active participant in the World Health Organization Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) Network through the Australian Collaborating Centre and has been involved in the development of ICD-11 for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics (ICD-11 MMS) and the International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI).
The ICD-11 has been approved by the World Health Assembly at the end of May 2019. For further information about ICD-11 progress, please visit the WHO website.
ICHI is the World Health Organization’s new classification for reporting and analysing health interventions.
ICHI is the companion classification to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).
The classification provides Member States, service providers, managers, and researchers with a common tool for reporting and analysing health interventions for statistical, quality and reimbursement purposes
Download the ICHI brochure (pdf, 475.5kb).
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is a framework for describing and organising information on functioning and disability.
It was approved for use by the World Health Assembly in 2001, after extensive testing across the world involving people with disabilities and people from a range of relevant disciplines.
CAPS is a pharmaceutical classification system devised by the former Family Medicine Research Centre and used in the Centre's general practice research since the 1980s.
Its structure has been developed and expanded over the years to allow identification of all products currently used in Australian general practice.
Download the CAPS brochure (pdf, 475.5kb).
Our department designs and delivers web-based ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS education to facilitate implementation.
In the past we have assisted a range of overseas countries in adopting the Australian Classification System package including New Zealand, Ireland and Singapore.
We can provide health classification education and training for industry needs. We develop and deliver specific programs to meet these needs.
Fundamentals of Morbidity Coding presents a core understanding of how to classify diseases and procedures using ICD-10-AM, ACHI and the application of the Australian Coding Standards (ACS).
Fundamentals of Morbidity Coding provides a history on the development of classification systems and describes the purpose of clinical coding.
The main areas of the classification are discussed with exercises relevant to each section to test the user’s knowledge of the classification.
Fundamentals of Morbidity Coding 11th Ed 2019 * (11th Edition)
Fundamentals of Morbidity Coding 10th Ed 2017 * (10th Edition)