Introduction to Pharmacology

Cengage Learning


Introduction to Pharmacology, developed by Libman Education utilizing the online resources of Cengage Learning, is a complete and interactive online course offering a primer on the principles and basics of pharmacology, introducing students to the principles of clinical application, including basic pharmacokinetics, dosage forms, and drug administration.


CEUs:     10 AHIMA      0 AAPC

Pharmacology is an increasingly important component of modern medicine and understanding of pharmacology is critical to the work of medical record coders. This complete and interactive online course offers a primer on the principles and basics of pharmacology, introducing students to the principles of clinical application, including basic pharmacokinetics, dosage forms, and drug administration.

Introduction to Pharmacology includes

  • Basic pharmacological terminology
  • Pharmacology concepts
  • Commonly used abbreviations
  • Medication administration using the appropriate route and methods for the type of medication

Course features:
• Interactive, online, self-paced instruction
• Ebook integrated into the course and included in the price
• 27 lessons
• Student’s experience will vary but 71-91 hours should be allowed for completion
• 24 x 7 online access, anywhere in the world with Internet access
• Course available for 16 weeks from initial enrollment
• Online, self-paced instruction
• Interactive lesson presentations
• Audio-to-go podcasts
• Personalized study guides
• User-specific pacing charts
• Engaging lesson presentations
• Quiz to ensure mastery of material
• No experience required and no prerequisites!

Angela Lehoux, BS, CCS, CDIP, CIC, COC, CPC-I
Director, Training and Operations

Angela Lehoux is a coder with 25 years of experience in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room coding; an instructor and education specialist for Libman Education courses; and Director of Education for Libman Education where she is responsible for ensuring that our training is accurate, easily accessible, and challenging. Angela believes in the transformational power of education to help individuals achieve their personal and career goals and for institutions to achieve operating success. She develops and reviews course content and is the teacher for Libman Education’s Medical Coder Career Program (MCCP), courses on ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, and review courses for the CCA, CCS, CIC, and COC credentials. Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management.

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The eBook for this course is included in the tuition. There are no additional books to purchase.

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