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Mathematics for Allied Health

I.     Course Prefix/Number: MAT 102

       Course Name: Mathematics for Allied Health

       Credits: 2 (2 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

MAT 051 (after Summer 2007) or MAT 052 or appropriate score on Mathematics Placement Test.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course covers common Mathematics requirements for Allied Health Sciences. It includes a brief review of fractions, decimals, percents and ratio, the International System of Measurement (Metric) apothecary and household systems, system conversions and reading and calculating medication doses. Technology incorporated when appropriate.

IV.   Learning Objectives

A.    Review how to perform simple algebraic procedures (such as working
           with ratios and proportions and solving equations) and discuss how to
           apply these procedures to problems.
    B.    Convert between fractions, decimals, and percents.
    C.    Demonstrate competence in converting between the International
           (metric) system of measurement, the apothecary and household systems,
           and knowledge of related symbols.
    D.    Demonstrate knowledge of necessary medical terminology and symbols.
    E.    Demonstrate competence in reading labels and calculating medication
          dosages.
    F.    Calculate basic IV drip rates including medications in units/hr., and
           mg./hr.
    G.    Show proficiency in calculating pediatric dosages by weight.
    H.    Demonstrate understanding of ethical and legal responsibilities of
           calculating medications accurately.
    I.    Use content-specific software in a laboratory environment to reinforce these objectives.

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

Week            Topics   

       1            Brief review of fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios

       2            Systems of Drug Measure

       3            Metric apothecary and household measurement

       4            Reading labels

       5            Legal and ethical responsibilities

       6            Oral medications – solids and liquids

       7            Liquid for injection

    8 & 9            Injection from powders

    10 & 11        Basic IV drip rates

    12 & 13        Types of IV calculations

    14 & 15        Peds problems

    Lab will consist of computer assisted instructions/tutorial using Dosage and
Calculations Made Easy found in Nursing Software I.

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Methods of presentation can include lectures, discussion, demonstrations,
experimentation, audiovisual aids, and regularly assigned homework. Labs will be
completed during class.  A TI-83 graphics calculator will be used for instructional purposes.  Other technology will be used when appropriate.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Course practices can include attendance, assignments, special projects, classroom activities and assessments.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes. Within the Schedule of Classes, textbooks can be found clicking on an individual course section and looking for the words "View Book Information".

Textbooks can also be found at our Mathematics Textbooks page.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Evaluation methods can include graded homework, laboratories, chapter or major tests, quizzes, individual or group projects, calculator/computer projects and a final exam.

XI.   Other Course Information

Individual instructors will establish and announce specific policies regarding
attendance, due dates and make-up work, incomplete grades, etc.

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.