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Basics of Mathematical Methods and Dose Calculation

Structure Type: A part of a study unit
Code: SHA0203A
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: S-SH 2008H
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Year of Study: 1 (2008-2009)
Credits: 1 cr
Responsible Teacher: Nurmi, Regina
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2008-2009

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
17S-TH-1A2008-08-25 – 2008-10-22Virpi ElomaaFinnish2008-08-15 – 2008-09-07
18S-SH-1A2008-08-25 – 2008-10-22Virpi ElomaaFinnish2008-08-15 – 2008-09-07
19S-SH-1B2008-08-25 – 2008-10-22Virpi ElomaaFinnish2008-08-15 – 2008-09-07
20S-SH-1CK2009-01-05 – 2009-03-07Virpi ElomaaFinnish2008-12-08 – 2009-01-30

Learning Outcomes

The student obtains the required mahtematical skills to calculate drug doses and energy needs for patiets.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 27 h
- of which scheduled studies: 13 h
- of which autonomous studies 13 h


Mathematical methods including multiplication, dividing and calculation of decimal numbers and percents. Calculation of drug doses given as pharmacotherapy.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

- Ernvall, S. et al. 2001. Sosiaali- ja terveysalan matematiikka

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures,calculation exercises.

Assessment Methods

Exam in Mathematics.