PTEC 105: Pharmacy Calculations, beginning with the fundamentals of pharmaceutical calculations students explore measurement systems, decimals, fractions, and ratio and proportion concepts for submission of practice, assignment and exam calculations. Emphasis is on the metric system, in keeping with health care standards in Canada. The interpretation of numerals, symbols and Latin abbreviations used in the pharmacy is a focus within all course assignments and exams. Exploration of dilution and concentration, percentage strength, and compounding calculations prepare students for hands on lab classes in dispensing, compounding and sterile product preparation.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician Program.
Corequisites: Pharmacy Seminar 100.