SNOMED International provides a range of E-Learning products to extend your knowledge and understanding of SNOMED CT, including online courses, learning pathways and certification exams.
SNOMED International's online courses provide a structured learning program for beginners through to advanced users of SNOMED CT. Online courses currently available include:
SNOMED CT Foundation Course - This course provides an introduction to a broad range of SNOMED CT related topics, including the why, what and how of SNOMED CT.
SNOMED CT Implementation Course - This course provides an in depth understanding of the stages in implementing a SNOMED CT enabled system - from the decision to adopt SNOMED CT, through to design, procurement, development and use.
SNOMED CT Authoring Level 1 Course - This course teaches you the knowledge and skills needed to perform basic SNOMED CT authoring tasks. It also prepares you for the SNOMED CT Authoring Level 1 certification exam.
SNOMED International's learning pathways contain a collection of E-Learning resources designed to teach a specific SNOMED CT skill set in a flexible way. Learning pathways currently available include:
SNOMED CT for Developers - The goal of this learning pathway is to teach you enough about SNOMED CT in as short as possible a time to enable you to develop software applications that leverage its capabilities.
SNOMED CT for Data Analysts - The goal of this learning pathway is to provide a solid understanding of how SNOMED CT can be used to support your clinical data analytics requirements.
SNOMED International's certification exams allow individuals to be recognized for their capabilities in specific skill areas. The following certification will be available from September 2019:
SNOMED CT Authoring Level 1 Certification - This certification recognizes your competence in performing basic SNOMED CT authoring tasks.
SNOMED International plans to offer the SNOMED CT Authoring Level 2 Certification from 2020.
The SNOMED CT Terminology Services Certification (TSC) course teaches the principles of using SNOMED CT terminology services to search and retrieve SNOMED CT content.
This self-paced course includes online presentations, videos and practical exercises using two terminology service APIs - a native SNOMED CT API (Snowstorm), and the standard HL7 FHIR terminology service API.
No prior knowledge of SNOMED CT is needed. However, to effectively participate in the course, you must have an understanding of retrieving, querying and updating data via REST APIs using JSON.
A certification exam is also included at the end of this course, to test your competence in these skills. The exam will be electronically proctored to ensure that all students comply with the certification rules. Students who pass this exam will achieve their SNOMED CT Terminology Services Certification (valid for 3 years).
Enrolments in the Terminology Service Certification Course have not yet opened. Enrolments are expected to open in September 2020. All students on the waitlist will be notified when the course becomes available.