Presents mathematics in the practical context of the health sciences, and provides a practical background in mathematics required for the health care field. Develops study skills in math including a review of arithmetic skills as they apply to career problems. Presents computational fundamentals and problem solving that requires unit analysis, measurement system conversions, terminology, and abbreviations. Also covers fractions, rounding, scientific notation, decimal fractions, ratios, proportions, percentages, averages, estimates, graphic representation, some practical geometry, and presents basic operations on algebraic expressions.
Prerequisite: Placement by exam.
(PCS 1.2, 4 credit hours: 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)