# MATH06104 2020 Essential Mathematics

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**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;*

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

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Perform calculations involving ratios, percentages and error.

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

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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**

**End of Semester / Year Formal Exam**

### Coursework Assessment

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

### Online Learning Mode Workload

Type | Location | Description | Hours | Frequency | Avg Workload |
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Online Lecture | Online | Lecture | 1 | Weekly | 1.00 |

Practical | Online | Practical | 2 | Weekly | 2.00 |

### Required & Recommended Book List

**Required Reading**

1920-01-24

*Foundation Maths*

ISBN 1292289686 ISBN-13 9781292289687

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