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2018 Q3 Newsletter

A pilot of the new SNOMED CT Authoring Level 1 Course began in September 2018 with a small group of 24 students.

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 which will be launched in 2019.

Students of this course will have the opportunity to learn and practice authoring tasks using a training version of  SNOMED International’s authoring platform. Authoring exercises will be performed in a fictitious extension known as the ‘SNOMED Land extension’.

This course is delivered through five modules, each with a series of online presentations and videos, an assignment, a tutor-led webinar, and an online assessment. The course requires approximately seventy hours of study and follows a fixed schedule over six months.

The first full intake of the SNOMED CT Authoring Level 1 Course is expected to start in March 2019, at a cost of $US 1,000 per student. Students from SNOMED International Member countries / territories will receive a 50% discount. Further discounts are offered to students from low and middle income countries. Please note that students must complete the SNOMED CT Foundation Course before enrolling.

To enrol in this course, please visit the SNOMED CT Course Catalogue at


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