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Pharmacy Calculations

This course provides an introduction to the metric, avoirdupois, and apothecary systems of measurement and the calculations used in pharmacy practice. Topics include ratio and proportion, dosage determinations, percentage preparations, reducing and enlarging formulas, dilution and concentration, aliquots, specific gravity and density, and flow rates. Upon completion, students should be able to correctly perform calculations required to properly prepare a medication order.

Prerequisites/Corequisites
Take 1 of the following groups: Group 1 Take ENG 090 RED 090 MAT 070 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Group 2 Take ENG 095 ENG 095A MAT 070 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Group 3 Take DRE 098 DMA 010 DMA 020 DMA 030 DMA 040 DMA 050 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Group 4 Take DRE 099 MAT 070 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Group 5 Take DRE 098 DMA 010 DMA 020 DMA 030 DMA 040 DMA 050 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Group 6 Take ENG 090 RED 090 DMA 010 DMA 020 DMA 030 DMA 040 DMA 050