SNOMED CT Foundation Course Guide

1. Introduction

1.1 Welcome!

Welcome to the 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.

Please read this guide and the other referenced materials so you understand how to take the course and the requirements for completion. We hope you enjoy learning more about SNOMED CT!

1.2 Essential materials

1.2.1 E-Learning Guides

This document is one of the three guides that you need to read and refer to as you participate in the course. This guide contains specific information about the SNOMED CT Foundation Course. It does not repeat general information that can be found in the SNOMED CT E-Learning Course Guide. Make sure you have a copy of the SNOMED CT E-Learning Course Guide and the E-Learning Assessment Guide as they are also essential reading for all those taking SNOMED CT E-Learning courses.

1.2.2 E-Learning Platform Account

To access the course materials you need an account on the SNOMED CT E-Learning Platform. If you do not already have an account you will receive details by email before the course starts. Please note the login details differ from those for other SNOMED International services and are specific to the E-Learning Platform. You will find more information about this in Section 4 (Accessing Resources) of the SNOMED CT E-Learning Course Guide.

1.2.3 Communication with the E-Learning team

To report issues or ask questions email elearning@snomed.org to ensure your messages are logged and tracked on the SNOMED International Helpdesk and can be answered as soon as possible. To comment on presentations and suggest changes please use the Foundation Course Feedback Form rather than email. To receive important email communications related to the E-Learning course, please ensure that your email client is not sending messages from noreply@snomed.org or elearning@snomed.org to a spam or junk folder.