Credit Hours: 
3 
Contact Hours: 
3

Laboratory Fee: 
None.

Prerequisites: 
MAT0028 Developmental Mathematics II with a grade of "C" or better

Corequisites: 
There are no corequisites for this course.

Comments: 

Catalog Description: 
This course provides a comprehensive overview of math concepts
essential to the practice of the pharmacy technician's skill set.
The course covers the systems of weight, measurement and
temperature, and the conversion from one system to another. Other
topics include fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, percentages
and allegations. Emphasis is placed on the math skills needed to
calculate doses, drug quantity or volume, intravenous flow rates and
percentage concentrations. 
Required Materials: 
Books:
 Fulcher, Robert M. and Fulcher, Eugenia M. Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians: A Worktext, 1st ed., Saunders Elsevier, 2007. ISBN: 9780721606422

Supplemental Materials: 
Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. >

Special Requirements: 
Acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician Program; background check and
drug screen.

Program Learning Outcomes: 
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to
accurately calculate dosages of pharmaceutical products.

Course Learning Outcomes: 
1. The student will understand the need for mathematics in the
pharmacy technician profession and other health occupations.
2. The student will understand and perform basic mathematical skills.
3. The student will understand the conversion of clinical
measurements of numbers, time, and temperature.
4. The student will understand comparisons of measurements systems –
household, metric, apothecary systems.
5. The student will understand conversions between measurement
systems.
6. The student will understand interpretation of medication labels
and orders.
7. The student will understand calculation of solid oral doses and
dosages.
8. The student will understand the calculation of oral and parenteral
liquid medications.
9. The student will understand reconstitution of powders or crystals
into liquid medications.
10. The student will understand calculations of medications for
special populations based on body weight and patient age.
11. The student will understand calculation of medications measure in
units, milliequivalents, and percents of concentration.
12. The student will understand the calculation of medications for
intravenous use.
13. The student will understand the calculation of mixtures from
stock medications.
14. The student will understand the interpretation of physicians’
orders for dosages.
15. The student will have a basic understanding of business math for
pharmacy technicians.

Methods of Evaluation: 
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed
by the instructor for each section being taught.

Flexibility: 
It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: 
Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: 
For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

Equity Statement: 
Pensacola State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender/sex, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in its educational programs, activities or employment. For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s nondiscrimination policies, contact the Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity/Title IX Officer at (850) 4841759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32504.
