# MATH06104 2020 Essential Mathematics

### General Details

Full Title
Essential Mathematics
Transcript Title
Essential Mathematics
Code
MATH06104
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MATH - Mathematics
Department
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Akinlolu Akande
Programme Membership
SG_SINFO_B07 202000 Bachelor of Science in Health and Medical Information Science SG_SINFO_C06 202000 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Medical Information Science
Description

This module introduces students to essential mathematical and numeric skills they need as scientists. The focus of the module is on understanding and practising the basic methods and techniques of scientific mathematics. The module takes an integrative approach whenever possible to stress the application of mathematical skills within the context of health science field.

### Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Perform basic calculations involving integers, fractions, decimals, powers and scientific notation.

2.

Perform calculations involving ratios, percentages and error.

3.

Perform unit conversions, express values in SI units and solve related pharmaceutical and real world problems.

4.

Use algebra to solve equations and to manipulate mathematical expressions and formulae.

### Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module is delivered online.

The module will also adopt some principles of universal design for learning such as employing a "flipped classroom" approach where students will study online using Moodle based notes, videos and quizzes.

In addition, there is an online live practicals where students queries are answered and problems relevant to the current topic are worked out and discussed.

### Module Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed in a variety of ways with feedbacks enhanced by technology.

10% - Online quizzes: Students need to achieve 100% in each of the online quizzes (pro rata)

2 x 10% - Students have two online exams based on the Moodle quizzes.

2 x 10% - Students have two assignments. Solutions to be handwritten (or typed).

50% Final exam

### Repeat Assessments

Where the module mark is below 40%, the student will be asked to repeat exams or resubmit assignments for re-evaluation or repeat continuous assessment.

### Indicative Syllabus

Perform basic calculations involving integers, fractions, decimals, powers and scientific notation

Ratios

Percentage calculations

Perform unit conversions, express values in SI units and solve related pharmaceutical and real-world problems.

SI units

Use algebra to solve equations and to manipulate mathematical expressions and formulae.

### Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

### Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Online quizzes on each topic. Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Module Quiz Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % Week 7 1,2
3 Module Quiz Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % Week 12 3,4
4 Assignment Continuous Assessment Assignment 10 % Week 3 1,2
5 Assignment Continuous Assessment Assignment 10 % Week 9 3,4

### End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % Week 15 1,2,3,4

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Practical Online Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours