2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

PHT 110 - Pharmaceutical Calculations


Description: Conversions and calculations used by pharmacy technicians.

Prerequisites: Program admission. MAT 082  or higher or skills assessment.

Corequisite: PHT 100 .

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Multiplication/division
  2. Fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions
  3. Word problems
  4. Metric system
  5. Household measurements
  6. Apothecary and Avoirdupois systems
  7. Oral syringes and injections
  8. Pediatric and geriatric dosing
  9. Drip rates
  10. Dilution
  11. Alligation

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply the basic rules of mathematics: multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions to pharmaceutical calculations. (1, 2)
  2. Solve word problems. (1-3)
  3. Identify and use conversions of measurement systems. (4-6)
  4. Define oral syringe and injection dosing parameters. (7)
  5. Calculate drug dosages for oral and parenteral routes, pediatrics, and according to body surface area. (1-8)
  6. Calculate drip rates commonly used in practice. (9)
  7. Apply reconstitution, dilution, and alligation principles. (10,11)