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AHE 175 - Pharmaceutical Calculations

3.0 Credits
Reviews of basic arithmetic and algebra related to the needs of a pharmacy. Calculation of solution strength, dilution, and conversion.
Prerequisite AHE 170, AHE 172, AHE 173, AHE 177 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent, and placement into MATH 087.
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 numerical values: fractions, decimals, percents; ratios and proportions; weights and measure metric apothecary and household system measurements; conversations between systems; and 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.