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2014-2015 University Catalog 
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PHRM 83400 - Pharmaceutical Calculations

Credit Hours: 1.00. Mastery of pharmaceutical calculation skills is vital and PHRM 83400 prepares students to apply calculation problem solving skills to clinical practice. PHRM 83400 prepares students to perform pharmaceutical calculations necessary for prescription/drug order preparation, compounding dosage forms, and medication dosage calculations based on patient specific factors. Pharmacists must perform error-free pharmaceutical calculations. Correct calculations contribute as much to pharmaceutical care as the newest methods/guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The development of problem solving skills with pharmaceutical calculations is an important component of this course. In addition, practice ad repetition of problems is necessary to develop confidence as well as accuracy. Appropriate documentation of work/set up and numerical answers (including units) is required. Approaches to minimize errors and maximize accuracy with pharmaceutical calculations are emphasized. Typically offered Fall.