Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Drug Dosage Calculations


 Department:    AHE

 Course #:    118

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    510801

 EPC:    381

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Application of arithmetic skills and metric system to the calculating of ratios and percentages related to drug dosages.


Prerequisite: MATH 96 (or college level math) with a C grade or better.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Solve problems using metric, apothecaries, and household measurements.
  2. Measure drug dosages.
  3. Calculate equivalent dosages between different systems of measurements.
  4. Accurately and consistently calculate drug dose and sterile preparations.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).
8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.

Course Contents

  1. Review basic arithmetic.
  2. Introduction to the apothecary system.
  3. Household measurements.
  4. Metric system.
  5. Ratio and proportion.