Jul 05, 2022
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MA 1204 - Quantitative Reasoning for Health Care Professionals

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course addresses mathematical concepts and calculations frequently encountered by health care professionals. Topics include fundamental operations; ratio, proportion and percentage; magnitude and scale; manipulation and conversion of units; rounding and scientific notation. Additional topics include solving equations involving ratio, proportion and rate; interpretation of graphs; evaluation of formulas, including formulas encountered in statistics. (prereq: only open to Nursing students)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Perform arithmetic operations involving ratio, proportion, percentage and rate
• Use rounding principles and scientific notation to report results of calculations
• Interpret numerical values as magnitude, quantity and scale
• Interpret and convert units
• Solve and interpret equations involving ratio, proportion, percentage and rate
• Solve and interpret applied problems relating to concentrations and mixtures
• Interpret graphs involving time relationships
• Evaluate formulas encountered in pediatric medication and statistics

Prerequisites by Topic
• None

Course Topics
• Fundamental operations involving fractions, decimals and percents
• Solving equations involving ratio, percentage and rate
• Conversion of units between systems of measurement of magnitude, quantity and scale including temperature, angles and volume
• Health care applications involving ratio, proportion, rate and percentage including dosage calculations, angle measurement and IV rates
• Read and interpret time series graphs such as EKG
• Evaluate formulas commonly encountered in statistics

Coordinator
Edward Griggs