Enroll in the Fundamentals of Medicine Course
The Fundamentals of Medicine course is recommended for students taking the CPC®, COC™, CIC, CRC, or CPB™ courses.
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Fundamentals of Medicine Course Description
The students will learn medical terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology for a wide range of topics, applying what is learned to reading and interpreting a medical record. This course is valuable for anyone preparing for a career in any non-clinical medical profession, and strongly recommended for anyone who is preparing for an AAPC certification examination.
- Identify how to use medical terminology to prepare a medical record
- Use anatomic reference systems to identify anatomic positions and landmarks
- Understand an overview of the pathophysiology of common conditions
- Introduction to the body, disease, and treatment
- Integumentary system
- Musculoskeletal system
- Nervous system and mental health
- Special senses and endocrine system
- Cardiovascular and lymphatic systems
- Respiratory system
- Digestive system
- Urinary system
- Male reproductive system
- Female reproductive system, pregnancy and birth
- Final exam
Fundamentals of Medicine Certificate & CEUs
Successful completion of this course requires students to achieve a score of 70% or higher on all module review exams and on the final exam. Upon passing the course, students will receive a Fundamentals of Medicine Certificate. AAPC certified members will also receive 20 CEUs.
Fundamentals of Medicine course CEUs are only applicable to CPC, CPPM, COC, CPB, CIC, and CRC credentials.
Fundamentals of Medicine Course/System Requirements
There are no prerequisites for Fundamentals of Medicine
Recommended Textbooks/Supplies (not included):
Medical dictionary, any publisher
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.
40 hours. Note: 40 clock hours accounts only for time spent in the online course, and does not include time spent outside of the course or study time. Study time will vary widely per individual.
This is a 12-week course. Each week your instructor will provide a live lecture and opportunity to ask questions based on current weekly material. You will be required to complete weekly textbook reading and online course work prior to each weekly live instructor lecture.
Weekly classroom meetings for 12 weeks; one hour per week. Office hours are also available weekly; one hour per week.