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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

MATH 132 Math for Health Science

This course emphasizes mathematical fundamentals and their application to health science. Topics may include, but are not limited to: pre-algebra, geometry, body mass index and surface area, 24-hour time, drug dosages, weights and measures, IV drip rates, conversions, illustrations of syringes, prescriptions, medication labels, and IV bags, the metric system, ratio and proportion and dosage calculations. Students will practice real-life health care skills that require mathematics. A scientific calculator is required and will be discussed at the first class.
Pre-requisite(s): One course in algebra at the high school or college level
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
Offered Distance Learning: No
Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Mathematics
SUNY General Education Designation(s): Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning)
Credits: 4
Contact Hours:
Lecture: 4