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AHE 175 - Pharmaceutical Calculations



3.0 Credits
Reviews of basic arithmetic and algebra related to the needs of a pharmacy. Emphasizes dosage calculation, solution strength, dilution and conversion. Prerequisite: AHE 170 , 171 , 172 , 173 , all with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent, and placement into MATH 080 .

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate adequate proficiency in calculating with the following methods: fractions, decimals, percents; ratios and proportions; weights and measurements; metric system; apothecary system; conversions to other systems; Roman numerals. [REASON]
  2. Calculate dosages, directions and final quantity needed for a prescription given an order and appropriate drug label(s). [REASON]
  3. Determine the final strength of a diluted solution when given the original strength, the volume and the final volume. [REASON]
  4. Calculate pediatric dosages. [REASON]
  5. Determine the cost, selling price, markup and percent markup of a prescription order. [REASON]



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