Pathophysiology Course

Take the online Pathophysiology Course for just $475 for members ($633 for non-members).

AAPC's online pathophysiology course is designed for revenue cycle professionals. Students will review body system anatomy, gain physician insight, and learn pathophysiology for major conditions and diagnostic categories. Quality measures are discussed to tie the science to elements of the revenue cycle. Knowledge of disease processes will be key to keeping pace with the increasing focus on medical decision making and quality measures. This course is developed to help revenue cycle professionals stay ahead of the curve by providing a solid foundation of knowledge in disease process and progression.

Exam prep: If you're considering this course to prepare for a certification exam, we recommend you taking the Fundamentals of Medicine Course instead as it will provide you with all the background you'll need to do well on the certification exams.

Who should enroll?

This course is ideal for persons preparing for a career in a non-clinical medical profession. However, if you are wanting to prepare for a certification exam, we recommend you take the Fundamentals of Medicine Course instead.

Education and experience requirements

There are not requirements for this course as it is an entry-level course. This is a stand-alone credential and does not require any other certification.

Approved books


  • Understanding Pathophysiology, 7th Edition (eBook), included in course

  • ICD-10-CM (current year), any publisher (not included)


18 CEUs are received upon completion of the course and passing the exam with 70% or higher. CEUs are applicable toward CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, and Specialty Credentials except CIRCC (one-time use only)


Upon passing the course, students will receive a Pathophysiology Certificate.

Course format

This is an online self-paced instruction course. You get the flexibility to prepare for the exam on your own time, at your own pace with on-demand training. Get the help you need from the certified coaching team at any point in your training via email.

Training objectives

  • Review body system anatomy.

  • Explore physician insight on major diseases.

  • Learn pathophysiology processes and mechanisms.

  • Review and learn quality measure information for the major diagnostic categories covered.

Training content

  • Anatomy interactive lectures

  • Reading assignment - Physician insight on major diseases

  • Reading assignment - Pathophysiology e textbook

  • Reading assignment - Quality measures

  • Final Assessment

Computer requirements

High-speed internet connection with Blackboard supported Operating System & Web browser, Adobe Flash Player; Adobe Acrobat Reader. For best experience, use of a mobile device is not recommended.

Course terms and conditions

By purchasing any online course and other items, I certify that I have read and agree to the online course terms and conditions and the refund policy.

Date of purchase is considered your course start date, additional time will be given for processing of your order. After your order is processed, you will receive further email instruction for course access.

This online course must be completed within a 1-year period or less from date of purchase. Additional time extensions may be purchased for a monthly fee. Date of purchase is considered your course start date. After your order is processed you will receive further email instruction on course access.

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