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RX1100 - Pharmacy Calculations - 4 Credits

This course introduces students to the calculations performed by technicians in the pharmacy practice setting. The course will orient users to the different measuring systems used in the pharmacy and conversions between the systems. Students will also learn common pharmacy symbols. Calculations will include proportions and dilutions. Common calculations in pharmacy will be applied, such as calculating proper dosage and identifying amounts of ingredients for compounded products. Common medications, by trade and generic name, targeted outcome, and primary body system, are investigated.

Prerequisites: MA0700 or placement recommendation

Delivery: on campus