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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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MATH 1000 - Medical Dosages Calculations

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course is designed for students who are currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in the nursing or other health programs. Topics include metric, apothecary, and household systems; conversion between systems; measuring oral medication; parenteral therapy; preparation of solutions and pediatric dosages.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in MATH 1000.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Dimensional Analysis
  2. Metric, Apothecary, and Household Systems of Measure
  3. Oral Medications
  4. Parenteral Therapy: liquids and powders
  5. Pediatric Dosages
  6. Preparation of Solutions

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical and logical reasoning when solving problems.
  2. Convert within and between the Metric, Apothecary, and Household systems using dimensional analysis.
  3. Convert a doctors orders to dosage administration form using dimensional analysis.
  4. Determine appropriate pediatric dosages using formulas.
  5. Communicate clearly a problems solution and its explanation for the intended audience in terms of the problem posed.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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