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Medical Math (BUS-MEDM-01)


Course Description

More and more, healthcare providers need to be able to draw on basic skills that underpin their everyday functions on the job. The Medical Math course provides students with the basic math skills they need to be successful on the job in a way that applies mathematical problems to real-world healthcare scenarios. Throughout this course, students will gain an understanding of where basic math functions from fractions and percentages to accurate measurements and algebraic expressions are used throughout the healthcare system. Designed specifically for students looking to enter the healthcare field and/or those looking to brush up on these essential skills, the Medical Math course provides a foundation that is essential to any healthcare professional.

Beyond basic mathematical instruction and review, students will be introduced to the three systems of measurement used to calculate dosages administered orally and intravenously. Students will also learn to use critical thinking skills and arithmetic to understand medication orders and use equipment for preparation, administration, and labeling of medications.


Analyze the use of medical mathematics in the healthcare system
Compute number sentences using fractions, ratio and proportion, decimals and percentages
Convert efficiently between fractions, ratio and proportion, decimals and percentages
Compute solutions to problems and determine the reasonableness of an answer by relating them to the problem and using estimation
Interpret metric measurements and household measurements as they relate to allied health occupations
Use integers to evaluate algebraic expressions
Convert between metric systems and between metric and household systems


3 months








This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.


This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

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