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COURSE SYLLABUS - 6106-2010

# COURSE SYLLABUS - 6106-2010 - UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING School...

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UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING School of Pharmacy COURSE SYLLABUS PHCY 6106 – PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS Fall 2010 Instructor Information: Instructor: M. Glaucia Teixeira [Tesh-áir-ah], PhD - Assoc. Professor of Pharmaceutics Phone: (307) 766-2690 E-mail: [email protected] Website: http://mgt.uwyo.edu Office: Health Sciences Bldg., Pharmacy, Rm.390 Office Hours: M, T, W, TR, 10-11:00 AM. Other times, check if I am available, or email/leave voice message for an appointment. Prerequisites: MATH 1000 or 1400 or Level 4 on Math placement exam (within 2 years prior to start of course) Course Description: This course emphasizes aspects of basic mathematics and logical skills needed to perform pharmaceutical and clinical calculations. Quantitative reasoning is reassessed through a variety of topics chosen for their applicability and need in a pharmaceutical care setting. Disability Statement: Students, who have a physical, learning, or psychological disability and require accommodations, should let the instructor know as soon as possible. Students also must register with, and provide documentation of disability to the University Disability Support Services (UDSS), Rm. 330, Knight Hall, so accommodations are planned. Objectives/Outcomes/Standards: Review basic mathematics and logical skills needed to perform pharmaceutical and clinical calculations. Upon completing the course, the student should be able to: 1. Master some fundamentals of measurement and calculation: ratio, proportion, dimensional analysis, percentage of error, measurements of weight and volume, aliquot method. 2. Understand the different systems of measurement used in the United States, practice with the Metric system and intersystem conversions. 3. Interpret a prescription or medication order including medical abbreviations and understand medication scheduling and patient compliance. 4. Perform general calculations of doses, including special dosing for the pediatric and elderly patient, drug dosage based on body weight and body surface area; use of Nomograms for calculation of BSA. 5. Reduce and enlarge formulas; perform calculations with “parts”. 6. Solve problems involving percentage (w/v, v/v, w/w) and ratio strength. 7. Solve problems related to concentrating or diluting a liquid or solid medication, stock solutions, and the use of specific gravity on pharmaceutical calculations. Syllabus- PHCY 6106- Teixeira –2010 1

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UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING School of Pharmacy 8. Perform isotonicity calculations and other computations related to the preparation of ophthalmics, nasal solutions and enemas. 9. Operate basic calculations necessary to the preparation and dilution of injectables. 10. Perform calculations using Milliequivalents, Millimoles and Milliosmoles. 11. Carry out calculations related to the preparation of parenteral therapy: constituted solutions, intravenous admixtures, rate of flow, calculations involving “units of potency”, insulin units and heparin units.
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