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MAT 193 - Pharmaceutical Mathematics


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: MAT 080  (minimum grade “C”) or successful placement.
 
Description
This is a course in mathematics for the Allied Health programs. Topics include conversions within different measurement systems, drug dosage, and solution calculations.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Convert within and between the metric, apothecary and household systems.
  2. Calculate solution strengths with respect to active ingredient, diluents and final product.
  3. Calculate the preparation of desired solutions using either a concentrated solution or two solutions of different percentage strengths.
  4. Calculate adult and pediatric dosages for oral and injectable drugs.
  5. Determine IV flow rates and running times.
Listed Topics
  1. Conversions within the metric, apothecary and household measurement systems
  2. Conversions between the metric, apothecary and household measurement systems
  3. Percent and ratio strengths of solutions
  4. Determine amounts of active ingredient, diluents and final product in given solutions
  5. Dilute strong solutions
  6. Mix two different percentage strengths to obtain a solution of desired percentage strength
  7. Calculate adult and pediatric dosages of oral and injectable drugs
  8. Calculate IV flow rates and running times
Reference Materials
Each student is required to have the calculator and the textbook adopted by the Mathematics Department at the specific campus. If available, students may purchase a student solutions manual or make use of the interactive software and video tapes located in the math laboratory.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/21/2008


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