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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Essentials of Pharmacology (273)*

45 hours (7 weeks).
Various approved locations throughout the United States.

September 2010 - September 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: identify trade and generic names of commonly used medications; classify commonly used medication; interpret medication orders utilizing standard notations and abbreviations; identify basic indications for the use of commonly used medications; define and apply specific pharmacology terminology; discuss differences between legend and over-the-counter medications; and identify basic indications for the use of commonly used medications.


The course is designed to provide participants with an introduction to pharmacology as it relates to a career in medical billing and coding. Topics include: generic and product names of a variety of medications, drug classifications, drug approval process, and applicable prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding and Introduction to Medical Terminology are requirements for this course.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Medical Coding (9/10). *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending on where a course is offered.