MAT 095 - Metric Conversion and Dosages
Common fractions and decimal fractions. Metric computations. Apothecary and household systems. Conversions of metric, apothecaries and household units. Calculations of dosage. Designed to meet the mathematics proficiency required for clinical nursing course.
Prerequisite: MAT 092 Foundations for College Mathematics II or MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent and Placement by the Nursing Department
1 Class Hour
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Add/Subtract/Multiply/Divide whole numbers, fractions and decimals.
2. Round decimals to required place value.
3. Simplify complex fractions.
4. Apply factor/label method to dosage problems.
5. Convert in metric system.
6. Convert in apothecary system using Roman numeral to 50.
7. Convert in household system.
8. Convert among all three systems.
9. Apply all symbols and abbreviations used in all three systems.
10. Apply the "required" equivalents.
11. Interpret dosage problems, read labels and accurately perform all clinical calculations.
12. Calculate oral medications.
13. Calculate Parenteral medications.
14. Do all the calculations by hand as well as using a calculator.
In the context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
4. Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
5. Recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical methods.
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