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Pharmacy Calculations

Subject ID Classroom Hours Lab Hours Clinic Coop Or Shop Hours Credit Hours
PHM 115 3 0 0 3
Prerequisite

None

Corequisite

None

Description

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. 

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