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
Looking for more? The Medical Coding Foundational Skills program consists of four essential courses to prepare you for a career in medical coding: Anatomy and Physiology; Medical Terminology; Pharmacology; and Pathophysiology.
The level of effort to complete this course, start to finish, is equivalent to 10 CEUs and should take you approximately 10-30 hours to complete. Remember: You have access to the course materials for the full 16-week enrollment period and we encourage you to re-review any materials that are helpful to you.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of the course work, student will be able to download a Libman Education Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion will list the course as awarding 10 CEUs.
• 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!
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Angela Gerbert, BS, CCS, CDIP, CIC, COC, Approved-Instructor
Angela Gerbert applies a hands-on approach to her role as the Director of Education for Libman Education. Whether overseeing the work of subject matter experts including nationally recognized coding authorities; challenging instructional designers to deliver content in a way that is both engaging and memorable; or tapping her 25 years’ experience in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room coding to write coder-friendly courses herself, Angela is responsible for ensuring that our training is accurate, easily accessible, and challenging.
Angela enjoys working individually with current students to answer their questions regarding course content and with prospective students to identify the appropriate curriculum to support their career objectives. Angela believes in the transformational power of education to help individuals achieve their personal and career goals and for organizations to achieve operating success.
Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management and holds Certified Coding Specialist, Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner from AHIMA as well as the Certified Inpatient Coder, Certified Outpatient Coder, and the Certified Professional Coder Instructor certifications from AAPC.
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The eBook for this course is included in the tuition. There are no additional books to purchase.
Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions, 8th Edition by Ruth Woodrow and Bruce Colbert
Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions focuses on basic pharmacologic principles, including medication preparation, supplies, and specific information on each route of administration. It also organizes drugs by classification and includes purpose, side effects, cautions, interactions, and contraindications — highlighting patient education for each category. Reference tables with each classification list the most commonly prescribed drugs according to generic and trade names, with dosage and available forms.