Mathematics Applications to Health

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to review and build on their essential arithmetic and algebra skills necessary for future studies in health-related fields. Students will focus on applying mathematical concepts and problem solving to address practical applications relevant to paramedics and other health services. Topics include: mental calculation and estimation strategies; multi-step arithmetic and exponent calculations using whole numbers and rational numbers (fractions, decimals, integers); simplifying algebraic expressions by applying exponent rules; converting between US Customary and SI (metric) units for length, mass, volume and temperature; solving ratio, proportion, percent and formula substitution applications; solving linear equations and systems of linear equations as well as solving a variety of application problems for all of these concepts.