PHAR 1209
Pharmaceutical Mathematics I
Math for Allied Health

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course description:  Reading, interpreting and solving calculation problems encountered in the preparation and distribution of drugs. Topics include: ratio and proportion, percentage, dilution and concentration, units, intravenous flow rates and solving dosage problems
    2. Any required or recommended prerequisites, including permission of division chair for enrollment:  None.
  2. Information About Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Given an application, the student will discover an appropriate approach that leads to the correct solution by applying mathematical problem solving skills learned in class.  Success will be measured using a rubric.
    2. Given an application, the student will devise and carry out a plan to successfully solve the task by applying and interpreting mathematical concepts learned in class.  Success will be measured using a rubric.
    3. Given an application, the student will determine the correct solution by experimenting with the multiple approaches learned in class.  Success will be measured using a rubric.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1.  Students are required to make an 85 or higher on the final exam or they automatically fail the course.
    2. Students are NOT allowed to use calculators or any notes while taking the exam.
  4. Major Course Requirements
    1.  Major Requirement  - There will be 2 major exams
    2. Major Requirement  - There will be a comprehensive final exam 
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials – No book is required
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates
    1. Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog.

TOPICS

Decimals

Fractions

Ratio and Proportions

Applications to Nursing

 

 

Last Modified: August 19, 2015