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Math Applications in Health Care Science - Chapter Summary
This chapter centers around the various areas of health care science in which mathematics comes into play, demonstrating the calculations and formulas involved in reference to their places in the medical field. By the end of this chapter, you'll have reviewed the following:
- Common unit conversions and converting units of measure
- Calculations and conversions involving percentages, fractions, and decimals
- Dealing with ratios and proportions in calculations
- Abbreviations used in pharmacological dosages
- Calculations and formulas used for medical dosages
You'll find helpful tools to aid navigation throughout the lesson material, with the timeline feature allowing for quick-jumps around the videos and bolded terms within the transcripts pointing out key terms and topics. Once you're through the chapter, you'll have the opportunity to test your rounded understanding of the content through a practice final exam.
1. Common Unit Conversions
Watch this video lesson, and you will become a pro at converting between inches and feet, between feet and yards, and between quarts and gallons. Learn the special numbers involved in each conversion.
2. How to Convert Standard Units of Measure
The United States uses pounds, miles, and Fahrenheit for measurements, but the rest of the world uses the metric system. This video lesson will help you to convert from one to the other easily, so you can understand kilometers and kilograms, too.
3. Calculating & Converting Percentages, Fractions & Decimals
After watching this video lesson, you will be able to convert between percentages, fractions, and decimals easily and quickly. Learn the steps you need to take for each type of conversion.
4. Calculations with Ratios and Proportions
Even if only 99 out of 100 people need to know how to work with ratios, the odds that they'll be useful to you are very high. In this lesson, we'll practice performing calculations with ratios and proportions.
5. Common Pharmacological Dosage Abbreviations
We are going to look at some of the abbreviations that are used in order to communicate dosage in pharmacology. We will look at how they are used and their meanings.
6. Medical Dosage Calculations & Formulas
This lesson will delineate dose vs. dosage and teach you how to calculate a drug dose for solid dosage forms and liquid dosage forms (where you need to know the drug's concentration).
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