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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, AHE 172, AHE 173, and AHE 177 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent, and placement into MATH 080. Corequisite

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
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.
  2. Calculate dosages, directions and final quantity needed for a prescription given an order and appropriate drug label(s).
  3. Determine the final strength of a diluted solution when given the original strength, the volume and the final volume.
  4. Calculate pediatric dosages.
  5. Determine the cost, selling price, markup and percent markup of a prescription order.

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