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 Course Title:   Veterinary Math

 Title Abbreviation:   VETERINARY MATH

 Department:    VETA

 Course #:    109

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Covers the necessary concepts involved in mathematics used in veterinary medicine. Includes dosage calculations, metric conversions, percentages, ratios, medical terminology, medication categories and medical abbreviations. Review the registration for “Veterinary Medical Clerk” requirements.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the relative value of decimals, and correctly add and subtract, multiply, and divide with 100% accuracy.
  2. List commonly used units of measure in the metric system, distinguish official abbreviations, express and convert metric weights and volumes, and apply them to apothecary measurements with greater than 81% accuracy.
  3. Use actual drug labels and dosing problems to read and identify proper dosing strengths and calculate simple dosing calculations with 100% accuracy.
  4. Use standard syringe usage to identify dosage strengths, read solution labels, measure correct dosages and preparations with accuracy.
  5. Identify ratio and proportion, solve and assess dosage problems with 100% accuracy.
  6. Use a practical formula method to solve dosage problems using metric and international dosages with at least 81% accuracy.
  7. Apply the commonly used system of drug administration, to accurately read and identify drugs, dosage, times, and routes of administration with at least 81% accuracy.
  8. Correctly convert weight, calculate dosages, and determine normal range dosages with at least 81% accuracy.
  9. Use a general understanding of IV therapy, to differentiate and identify calibrations; calculate flow rates, volume and time rates; and explain functions and protocol of IV administration with at least 81% accuracy.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

Course Contents

  1. Decimals, add and subtract, multiply, and divide.
  2. Commonly used units of measure in the metric system, official abbreviations, metric weights and volumes, and apothecary measurements.
  3. Drug labels and dosing problems, dosing strengths, simple dosing calculations.
  4. Standard syringe usage/dosage strengths, solution labels, dosages and preparations.
  5. Ratio and proportion, solve and assess dosage problems.
  6. Practical formula method to solve dosage problems using metric and international dosages.
  7. Commonly used system of drug administration, drugs, dosage, times, and routes of administration.
  8. Weight, dosages, and normal range dosages.
  9. IV therapy, calibrations; flow rates, volume and time rates; and functions and protocol of IV administration.