SNOMED CT E-Learning Overview
SNOMED CT Foundation Course
The objective of this course is to extend the depth and breadth of knowledge of SNOMED CT in the global community. The course aims to provide authoritative coverage of a broad range of topics related to SNOMED CT at a relatively basic level. It also enables the growth of more detailed understanding of SNOMED CT by enabling those who complete this course to join more advanced SNOMED CT E-Learning courses in future. This course is targeted at anyone seeking to acquire or demonstrate a broad foundational knowledge of SNOMED CT.
Applications are now permanently open and once you have created an account, you can simply self-enroll on the course. Study is self-paced and is expected to require a total of 30-35 hours. The course must be completed within a maximum of four months but it is possible to complete it within as little as a week.
SNOMED CT Implementation Course
This course builds on knowledge gained during the SNOMED CT Foundation course. It provides an understanding of SNOMED CT that is sufficient for those engaged in various parts of the implementation process – from the decision to adopt SNOMED CT, through to specification and procurement and/or design and development of SNOMED CT enabled solutions, to deployment and practical use.
Successful completion of the Foundation Course is a prerequisite for applying for this course. The first intake began in mid 2015 with new intakes scheduled in late January, May and September. The course duration is six or seven months with an estimated time commitment of 15-18 hours per month.
Content Development Theory Course
This course is initially aimed at National Release Center staff in Member countries that are developing or planning to develop a National Extension. It may also be of interest to other organizations that are developing SNOMED CT Extensions. The first 'pilot' intake to the Content Development Theory course is expected will start in January 2016.
Open Access to SNOMED CT E-Learning Presentations
From June 2017 you can also access any of our presentations without enrolling on a course. However, to do this you do need to sign-up to create an account on the E-Learning Server. Once you have logged into your account the Open Access Area will provide you with access to a Library of roughly ninety E-Learning presentations on a wide range of aspects of SNOMED CT.
Alternative Learning Pathways
During the second half of 2017, the first of a range of alternative E-Learning pathways will be launched. These pathways are not formal course but are designed for self-guided learning target at people with particular task oriented SNOMED CT learning objectives.
A small collection of open SNOMED CT Starter Tutorials can be viewed without the need to login to an account on the server. They provide an introduction to some of the key benefits and features of SNOMED CT. This is a good place to start learning informally before joining a course.
SNOMED CT Challenge
The SNOMED CT Challenge is a randomly generated test consisting of ten questions. This open access service requires you to use a temporary anonymous login. You will be shown details of how to login using one of the anonymous accounts when you access the Challenge.
Other Educational Materials
The E-Learning Server also includes a set of pages that provides access to Other Educational Resources. The materials referenced in these pages are not part of the E-Learning service provided by SNOMED International. However, they include many interesting conference presentations related to SNOMED CT as well as links to SNOMED CT educational services provided by SNOMED International Members.