Pharmacology Course

A Complete “No-Fluff” Course That Will Teach The Fundamentals of Pharmacology

CCO is proud to present this concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of Pharmacology. This course is ideal for students pursuing a career in Inpatient Coding or Nursing or any other medical environment that requires basic knowledge about Pharmacology.

This Online Pharmacology Course will help students learn key information such as generic and trade names, indications, common adverse effects, and typical adult and pediatric dosages. These lectures are fully updated with the latest information on Pharmacology.

No matter which healthcare field you decide to enter, this course will provide a solid pharmacological base and is perfect for anyone planning to take the AAPC’s CIC® or AHIMA’s CCS exam.

In addition to the core Pharmacology training materials, we also provide access to certified CCO instructors to help answer any questions.

Who Can Benefit From This Pharmacology Course:

  • New students looking to begin a new career and wishes to learn or enhance their understanding of Pharmacology
  • Existing students enrolled inside or outside CCO that require supplemental or expanded training in Pharmacology
  • Administrative Healthcare workers interested in switching to new clinical roles.



Pharmacology Course


Learn Fundamentals of Pharmacology



Improve Existing Pharmacology Knowledge










Includes The BHAT® System

BHAT® (pronounced ‘bat’) stands for “Bubble, Highlight and Annotate Technique“. This is a proprietary system, which is used in connection with our educational services, created by Laureen Jandroep in 1999 that uses bubbling, highlighting and annotation techniques to help students quickly find key answers in their manuals during the open book CPC® exams.

Instead of flipping back and forth between pages where the guidelines are, the answers are right next to the codes when a student takes the board exam. Students have stated the BHAT® system gave them the confidence they needed to pass the exam. Another plus: the BHAT® system also helps coders in their day to day coding work! [Learn More]




Pharmacology Course Benefits








34 Hour Equivalent Course

This isn’t a short one-time bootcamp or webinar event. This is a full and comprehensive 34-hour equivalent course which dives into the details pharmaceutical drugs along with their therapeutic and adverse effects.







Self-Paced, Online Courses

All our courses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any internet-enabled device. You can learn at your own pace and rewind whenever necessary to re-learn topics.







9 Months of Continuous Access

We include 9 months (270 days) of continuous access to the course. If you decide to take a break, you can always return anytime within those 9 months to pick up where you left off.









Easy to Understand Style

We know it can be hard to learn coding material. That’s why we pride ourselves on our “easy to understand” teaching style. Keeping you engaged and learning is our top priority.







Chapter Tests

We include chapter tests to ensure you’ve learned the material properly before moving on. If you hit a roadblock, simply revisit the online chapter lessons to refresh your knowledge.







Student Support Hub

Our Student Support Hub is where students, staff and instructors can meet virtually inside a private discussion area to ask questions or simply chat about course topics and news.









Live Group Calls

Our instructors meet with many students on a live “group call” via video conferencing to answer all course and career questions. As a full course student you’re invited to call in and ask questions during the live call.







Certified Instructor Support

Our certified CCO Instructor will first get to know you during your welcome call. During your study, they will also provide ongoing encouragement, guidance and direction via private, forum-based coaching.





Pharmacology Course Contents



Core Material

  • Mathematics of Drug Dosage – Basic Math Review
  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Drug Legislation and Drug Standards
  • Introduction to Drug Dosage
  • Administration of Medications
  • Vitamins, Minerals, and General Nutrition
  • Antibiotics and Antifungal, Antiviral, and Antiparasitic Agents
  • Antihistamines
  • Drugs that Affect the Skin and Mucous Membranes
  • Drugs that Affect the Respiratory System
  • Drugs that Affect the Circulatory System
  • Drugs that Affect the Central Nervous System
  • Pain Medications
  • Tranquilizers and Antidepressants
  • Prostaglandins and Prostaglandin Inhibitors



Core Material Cont’d

  • Drugs that Affect the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Drugs that Affect the Digestive System
  • The Endocrine Glands and Hormones
  • Diuretics and Other Drugs that Affect the Urinary System
  • Immunizing Agents and Immunosuppressives
  • Antineoplastic Drugs
  • Molecular and Targeted Therapies
  • Drug Therapy in Women
  • Drug Therapy in Older Adults
  • Drug Therapy in Children
  • Home Health and End-of-Life Care
  • Substance Abuse
  • Herbal Therapies and Drug-Herb Interactions
  • Interactions







Meet Your Pharmacology Course Instructor

Alicia Scott, CPC, CPC-I, CRC, CCO Education Director

Alicia has been working in the medical field for over 20 years. She first learned about medical coding while working in a medical records department at a resort town hospital near where she was raised. Through the years she has held several jobs in the medical field from, CNA, EMT, Pharmacy technician and Medical Records Abstractor and Analyst.  Outside of the medical field she has worked as a Real Estate agent, and owned her own on-line retail business. The medical field has always been where she felt the most comfortable.

Alicia  has taught medical coding, billing and medical law and ethics at a private college. She also did contract work in HCC Risk Adjustment and discovered she really enjoyed ICD work. Because she loves to learn Alicia is working towards her Masters in Health Care Administration with an emphasis on education. Having taken many online classes through the years to complete her degree she feels very comfortable with both face to face and on-line learning. Alicia will tell you that not only does she love medical coding but she has a passion for teaching it. Alicia lives in the middle of Texas with her husband who is a Pastor, five of her six children, three dogs and two cats.






Invest In Your Future Today!




Yes! Please I’d Like to Order The Pharmacology Course

I understand I’ll be receiving online access to the entire Pharmacology Course plus access to the BHAT® Cave and other CCO resources listed on this page for a small investment!



Pharmacology Course







Pharmacology Course

$409

One Payment Only

24/7 Online Access

BHAT® Cave Included

Live Group Coaching Calls

Student Support Forum

Private, One-on-One Coaching

9 Months of Access (270 Days)

Books/Manuals Not Included.
See Required Books Here.




Frequently Asked Questions



Is a Textbook Needed for The Pharmacology Course?

Yes. This course requires the separate purchase of a textbook. Please see the list here.



Are There Any CEUs Included?

No, there are no CEUs included with this course. If you need CEU’s, please consider joining the CCO Club. https://www.cco.us/club/



Is There Any Coding Taught or Required for This Pharmacology Course?

No, this Pharmacology Course does not require or teach any coding concepts.



Can I Download or Play the Videos Offline?

Videos can only be played while connected to a high-speed internet connection. We do not allow videos to be downloaded or played offline.



When Will the Pharmacology Course Be Available for Viewing?

The course is already complete and live. You can watch them immediately after ordering.



Is This Pharmacology Course Structured Like a Bootcamp or Live Webinar?

No, all the lessons have been pre-recorded by our Certified Instructor and will be available for replay via any modern internet-enabled device.



What Is the Refund or Cancellation Policy?

Due to the instant availability of internet-based training, CCO does not provide refunds or cancellations on any of our products including Courses, Review Blitzes, Practice Exams, Bundles, CEU Classes, Combos or CCO Club payments.



Where Can I Learn More About CCO?

Since 1999, we’ve been proudly training thousands of students to help them pass their certification exams. If you feel the need to see examples of our teaching style, please visit our YouTube channel with hundreds of videos and over 2 million views. If you would like to read past student reviews on our products, you’re welcome to read through hundreds of testimonials.