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# MT 111 - Mathematics of Dosage

Credit Hours: 1

This course is intended for those members of the health professions who have the responsibility for the preparation and administration of medications. Topics covered will include ratio and proportions, the metric system, apothecary and household systems, conversions within each system, conversions from one system to another, dosage calculations of oral and parenteral drugs for adult and pediatric patients and preparation of solutions.

Course Outcomes
Upon Completion of this course, the student will be able to:

• perform basic mathematical operations needed to compute dosages;
• identify the three systems of measurement used in the preparation and administration of medications;
• convert units within each system and between the three systems of measurement;
• solve dosage problems that involve oral medications;
• solve problems involving parenteral medications;
• determine infusion rates and times for intravenous medications;
• calculate and determine safe dosage for children and infants based on their weight;
• calculate and describe how to prepare solutions; and
• read the orders given and the labels on medications accurately. Be able to determine if calculated dosage is reasonable.

Prerequisites: MT 006 or MT 013 or waived from placement test or placed into degree credit math.
F/S (C, N, S)