Liberal Arts > Mathematics

General Information

  • Name: Math for Allied Health Programs
  • Division: Liberal Arts
  • Discipline: Mathematics
  • Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
  • Course Attributes:
    • May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree
    • Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees

I. Catalog Course Description

Reviews basic mathematics with emphasis on those skills that apply to calculating drug dosages. Includes fractions, decimals, proportions, percents, English, apothecary and metric systems of measurements.


II: Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, successful students should be able to do the following:

  • Read and write Roman numerals
  • Multiply and divide fractions and decimals
  • Change a fraction to a decimal, and a decimal to a fraction
  • Solve proportions
  • Convert units within the metric system
  • Convert between the metric, apothecary, and household systems of measurement
  • Compute oral dosages of drugs using D/H x Q
  • Compute the dosage of drugs by injection using D/H x Q
  • Use the proportion method to solve dosage problems
  • Compute pediatric dosages
  • Calculate intravenous solutions

III: Course Linkage

Math 100B satisfies the general education requirement for any degree or certificate and addresses the following student learning outcomes of the General Education Requirement by ensuring that students who successfully complete a degree program at Western Nevada College are able to demonstrate that they:

  • Can apply appropriate college-level mathematical skills to real life applications.
  • Have developed adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.

This course addresses two of the A.A.S. Degree learning objectives by ensuring that students who successfully complete the degree program are able to:

  • Acquire the skills and perform the tasks necessary for them to achieve employment or career enhancement
  • Demonstrate a level of proficiency with computation skills that is appropriate for their chosen occupational field.

This course addresses the following A.G.S. Degree learning objectives by ensuring that students who successfully complete the degree program are able to:

  • Comprehend and apply college level mathematics to applications in everyday life.

Scheduled MATH-100 classes:

Fall 2019