Medical Math

Medical Math

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

$95.00 Enroll Now!

Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16
1,306 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

Master medical calculations in an engaging environment! In these fun and practical lessons, you'll gain the medical math skills you need for anything from calculating dosages to using scientific formulas. Whatever medical field you're in, the hands-on activities in this course will help you perform day-to-day math tasks quickly and easily. 

First, you'll brush up your basic math skills. You'll begin with a review of fractions, decimals, and percentages, and then dive into measurement systems and conversions used in the medical field.  

Next, you'll do dosage calculations for oral, parenteral, and intravenous medications. You'll explore three different methods you can use for dosage calculations: proportions, dimensional analysis, and the formula method. You'll also learn an easy formula that you can apply to many dosage calculations.  

Finally, you'll get an introduction to basic statistics and probability. You'll find out how to interpret the latest medical findings for your patients, and journal articles will no longer be a mystery!   

Whether you're new to the field of medicine or want to enhance your skills, this is the course for you.  By the time you finish these lessons, you'll have a solid grounding in basic medical math, and you'll be ready to tackle any calculation confidently.

About The Instructor

Ben Sellers

Ben Sellers has more than 17 years of experience in teaching at all levels from elementary classes to college mathematics and statistics courses.  He has taught college students, working professionals, adult learners, high school students, and homeschoolers, both online and in the traditional classroom. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in the mathematical sciences and has been a mathematical and statistical consultant in industry and in education.  He has taught a wide variety of students in the medical field, including lab technicians, nurses, pharmacists, and aspiring physicians.