WECM Appendix

CIP Rubric Number Course Name Semester
Credit Hrs
Cont Hrs
Cont Hrs
51.0805 PHRA 1209 Pharmaceutical Mathematics I 2 32 96
51.0805 PHRA 1309 Pharmaceutical Mathematics I 3 48 96


CIP Code: 51.0805  (Pharmacy Technician/Assistant)
Course Title: Pharmaceutical Mathematics I
Course Level: Introductory
Course Description: Pharmaceutical mathematics including reading, interpreting, and solving calculation problems encountered in the preparation and distribution of drugs. Conversion of measurements within the apothecary, avoirdupois, and metric systems with emphasis on the metric system of weight and volume. Topics include ratio and proportion, percentage, dilution and concentration, milliequivalents, units, intravenous flow rates, and solving dosage problems.
Learning Outcomes: Solve problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, mixed numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages; convert from Roman numerals to Arabic numerals and from degrees Centigrade to degrees Fahrenheit and vice versa; list the conversion factors for the most frequently used measurement systems in the pharmacy; solve pharmaceutical problems that require conversion between different systems for measurement including household, metric, apothecary, and avoirdupois; calculate the proper dose for an adult or pediatric patient; calculate the correct drip rate for IV admixtures to deliver the appropriate amount of the drug and/or fluid prescribed.
Licensure/Certification Agency: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; Pharmacy Technician Certification Board; Texas State Board of Pharmacy