AH 105 : Calculations for Allied Health

Transcript title

Calculations for Allied Health



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours



MTH 015 (or higher) or minimum placement Math Level 7.


Reviews basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations without a calculator. The second portion of the class introduces application of mathematical concepts to solve clinically relevant problems by the student's specific Allied Health program(s).

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate mental math skills, number sense, and proportional reasoning.
2. Demonstrate application of basic math computations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents.
3. Apply mathematical computations to solve linear equations; in particular, proportions.
4. Identify and appropriately use, in context, basic units of measurement in the metric, household, and apothecary measurement systems.
5. Convert among measurement systems.
6. Identify abbreviations and understand symbols used in calculating medication dosages.
7. Apply mathematical concepts studied in this course to discipline specific problems.

Content outline

1. Multiplication, division, and rounding
2. Ratios, reduction, and equivalencies
3. Decimals and percents
4. Proportions
5. Metric, household, apothecary measurements
6. Discipline-specific application of earlier math concepts

Required materials

This course may require a textbook and/or software.

Grading methods

Grades may be determined by weekly homework, weekly unit exams, a midterm, and final.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Computation

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