- Program: Pharmacy Technology
- Course: Pharmaceutical Calculations
- Course #: PHRM1020
- Total Credits: 2
Course DescriptionStudents will become proficient in basic arithmetic and specific calculation methods as they apply to pharmacy. This course will review basic math skills which are required for more advanced calculations. It also covers measurement systems and various dosage calculations.
Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.
Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).
The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Calculate dosages for adults and children based on various parameters
Determine flow rates associated with Intravenous fluids
Convert temperatures between Celsius and Fahrenheit
Determine correct concentrations and dilutions
Compute amounts of ingredients needed for a formulation
Calculate number of doses required for a prescription order
Convert metric measurements between apothecary and household
Interpret Roman Numerals
Calculate ratios and proportions
Calculate percentages/strengths of medications
Demonstrate basic business math
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