Dec 07, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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M 140 - College Math for Healthcare

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): appropriate placement test score, a grade of “B-” or better in M 094~ , enrolled in M015, or Math Department consent.

Corequisite(s): M015
This course will apply mathematical reasoning and problem solving to the healthcare field.  Topics covered include operations in the real number system, linear functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, dimensional analysis, concentration calculations, proportional reasoning, introductory statistics (including basic regression analysis), and introductory probability concepts.  This course is intended for students pursuing healthcare programs.   (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Use mathematical techniques to problem solve.
  • Understand and apply quantitative concepts and reasoning using numerical data.
  • Master the basic concepts of lines, linear regression, and linear systems.
  • Utilize proportional reasoning and solve rational equations relating quantities such as volume, mass, weight, and temperature.
  • Use dimensional analysis to convert units of measurement (including household units, metric units, and apothocary units).
  • Calculate and interpret probabilities using sets and basic counting techniques.
  • Calculate and interpret conditional probabilities and utilize Bayes’ theorem.
  • Master the basic concepts of probability distributions and random variables.
  • Calculate and interpret basic descriptive statistics.
  • Solve logarithmic equations and interpret logarithmic graphs.
  • Solve exponential equations and interpret exponential graphs.
  • Apply the concepts listed above to solve healthcare application problems.

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