Pharmacology Online CourseEssentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions

Pharmacology Course: $310

The online Pharmacology course teaches students about medication and medication administration. The first section of the course focuses on pharmacologic principles and dosage calculations. The second section provides an understanding uses, action, indications, and effects of common medications in the major drug classifications. As students work through the self-placed, online course they will learn the essentials of pharmacology through the following topics:

  • Consumer Safety and Drug Regulations
  • Drug Names and References
  • Sources and Bodily Effects of Drugs
  • Medication Preparations and Supplies
  • Abbreviations and Systems of Measurement
  • Safe Dosage Calculations
  • Responsibilities and Principles of Drug Administration
  • Administrations by the Gastrointestinal Route
  • Administration by the Parenteral Route
  • Poison Control
  • Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs
  • Skin Medications
  • Autonomic Nervous System Drugs
  • Antineoplastic Drugs
  • Urinary System Drugs
  • Gastrointestinal Drugs
  • Anti-Infective Drugs
  • Eye and Ear Medications
  • Analgesics, Sedatives, and Hypnotics
  • Psychotropic Medications, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse
  • Musculoskeletal and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • Anticonvulsants, Antiparkinsonian Drugs, and Agents for Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Endocrine System Drugs
  • Reproductive System Drugs
  • Cardiovascular Drugs
  • Respiratory System Drugs and Antihistamines
  • Drugs and Older Adults

Download our Pharmacology course syllabus & accreditation information to present this course to your school or program.

Pharmacology Class Registration Options

The online Pharmacology class registration form is below. An electronic version of the textbook is contained within the online course. The printed textbook is not required for the course but may be useful for students who want to study offline. Books may also be purchased separately at a later time if you change your mind.

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Online Pharmacology Course Registration

Online Pharmacology Course (eBook Included): $310

Registration includes:

  • 12-Month access to the Pharmacology online course
  • 12-Month access to Pharmacology eBook
  • CEU certificate upon course completion

Add the pharmacology textbook to your order:

The textbook is optional. Everything needed to complete the course is included with your registration fee. An electronic version of the textbook is included in the course.

Pharmacology Course Objectives

At the conclusion of Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions participants will be able to:

  • Identify commonly used medications and compare and contrast their characteristics.
  • Summarize the sources, mechanism of action, and indications for specific drug therapies.
  • Calculate the appropriate dosage for a given drug.
  • List the factors that influence the absorption and effectiveness of drugs.
  • Develop safety instructions for both the healthcare practitioner and the patient in administrating and taking medications.
  • Identify the responsibilities of a healthcare practitioner in addressing and treating drug abuse.

Course Features

Online Pharmacology class features include:

  • Access to Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions electronic textbook
  • Audio pronunciations of medication terms
  • Illustrations and interactive exercises
  • Practice quizzes

Course Credit and Completion Time

Students have access to the online pharmacology course for 12 months. This course is self-paced and completion time is dependent upon many factors, including the student's prior knowledge, reading comprehension, and exercises completed. Students receive a certificate with CEUs when passing the course with an overall average of 70% or better on the chapter tests and completing a short course evaluation.

Upon successful completion of Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions students will receive a certificate of completion for 6.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Corexcel is authorized to award CEUs by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training. Acceptance of CEUs is at the discretion of your institution. To determine if this course will meet specific school or program requirements, submit the course syllabus and accreditation information to your advisor or registrar for approval prior to enrolling.

If you have a group to train or if you have additional questions call our offices at 1-302-477-9730 between 9:00 and 5:30 EST M-F. If you prefer email, send your request through our contact form. One of our representatives will be glad to answer your pharmacology course questions.