VMT112 - Veterinary Pharmaceutical Mathematics I

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Subject Title
Veterinary Pharmaceutical Mathematics I

Subject Description
This math course designed to review and solidify your existing math skills.  It focuses on skills required by a veterinary technician in order to calculate medication dosages, fluid rates, x-ray machine settings and dilutions.

Credit Status
One credit will be awarded upon successful completion of this course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:


To take instructions from a veterinarian and accurately perform tasks requiring mathematical calculations.


  1. To accurately perform calculations involving fractions.
  2. To convert percentages to decimals and vice versa.
  3. To correctly convert fractions to decimals and reverse
  4. To confidently and accurately be able to convert units from the imperial to the metric system and vice versa.
  5. To be able to handle medication via the apothecary system and be able to translate it into metric and imperial systems.
  6. To accurately express and calculate numbers in scientific notation.
  7. To correctly conduct dosage calculations using Ratio and Proportions.
  8. To accurately carry out calculations with a systematic Dimensional Analysis approach.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

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