This course presents the fundamental components used in measuring medications in the pharmacy practice. An emphasis will be placed on basic math skills needed by the pharmacy technician. Thorough discussions on the various systems of measurement will round out the course.
- Basic Math
- Roman Numerals
- Systems of Measurement
- The Metric System
- The Apothecary System
- The Avoirdupois System
- The Household System
- International Units
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Apply basic principles of math.
Identify abbreviations used in pharmaceutical measurement.
List the primary units and prefixes used in the metric system.
Explain the mathematical processes of percentage, ratio and proportion and describe how they apply to pharmaceutical measurements.
Identify and describe the fundamental systems of measurement and identify the uses for International Units and milliequivalents.