Basic Mathematics for Nurses, 5 ECTS

This is a course offered in Campusonline. Please, use your e-mailadress for your school when you apply.
You can also take this course as openUAS student.
Novia students, please use your Novia address when you apply.

The course Basic Mathematics for Nurses is divided into 3 parts.
The course is 5 cr.
You can choose to take all 3 parts (5 cr) or to take only one or two parts according to information below.


The student will after completing the course be able to:
- know the basic mathematics used in the nursing field
- know how to do unit transformations
- know the basics of drug calculation


Content of course

Part 1 (2 cr)
In this section we concentrate on basic calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
You will learn how to do calculations with fractions and how to shorten and extend fractions.
We also learn how to solve simple equations.

Part 2 (2 cr)
In this section we work with percentage (%) calculations that are typical for drug calculations.

Part 3 (1 cr)
In this section you will learn how to do unit conversion that are typical in drug calculations.
You will learn the most common unit prefixes that are used in drug calculations.


Learning methods:

The course will have three online sessions, (on webex) one for each part, with lectures and example calculations.
The course platform is Moodle

Date and Time for online sessions:
Tuesday 30.6 
Tuesday 14.7 and
Tuesday 21.7
all sessions at 15.00 Finnish time.

The teacher will send you more information and a link to Moodle 23.6.2020 

In the course you will be able to take part of instructions,  materials and work with exercises.
The course has self correcting tests where you can test your progress in learning.


Examination: Each part has an online test. You need 100% correct to pass.


Teacher: Katarina Sandström,


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23.06.2020 - 31.08.2020


Free of charge for Campusonline students. If you are an openUAS student costs accordning to regulations for OpenUAS. (