Full Title:Mathematics and Computer Applications
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MATH S7004
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide the students with the fundamental mathematical techniques and operations they will need to apply in their working environment. The students will also carry out elementary statistical analysis that might have relevance in their work environment. This module will also develop the students' ability to use computing hardware and software in a confident manner.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Carry out conversions between units of measurement and calculate dosages of drugs in solid and liquid forms
  2. Calculate how to prepare single and mixed solutions from a stock and how to add drugs to IV fluids
  3. Summarize, present and interpret statistical and financial data relevant to their work.
  4. Demonstrate the efficient use of a Windows operating system, a web browser and an email package
  5. Create a visual presentation integrating several applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.
  6. Use software specifically designed for use in a veterinary practice.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Semester 1: • Rules for rounding numbers • Scientific notation • Percentages and fractions • Ratios and proportions • VAT • Core concepts of statistical analysis such as mean, median, mode and standard deviation • Regression analysis and correlation • Rules for dealing with logarithms and powers
Semester 2: • Unit conversions • Calculation of drugs in both solid and liquid forms, including small animal fluid therapy and large animal fluid therapy • Concentrations of a solutes in solutions and the clinical application of this in the preparation of solutions. • The clinical applications of flow rates in relation to drug constant rate infusions (CRIs), and oxygen flowrates in relation to general anaesthesia. • Dilution techniques including applications of serial dilutions to veterinary immunology and microbiology. • Behaviour of radioactive sources and their clinical applications in veterinary practice
Computing Applications
PC hardware and operating environment. Windows Explorer, storage devices, files and folders. Web browsing and electronic mail.
Word processing, creating and saving documents, printing, formatting, using templates, adding graphics and mail merge.
The process of entering data, formulas and simple functions in a spreadsheet and how to present them in a graphical form.
How to create a visually dynamic presentation.
Software specifically designed for veterinary practices (e.g. Vetscope).
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work65.00%
End of Module Formal Examination35.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Mathematics test in class None 3.00 0 0 Week 5 0
Continuous Assessment Mathematics test in class 2 4.00 0 0 Week 9 0
Continuous Assessment Mathematics test in class 2 4.00 0 0 Week 19 0
Continuous Assessment Mathematics test in class 3 4.00 0 0 Week 24 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Weekly assessment of topic covered by means of home assignments 4,5 50.00 0 0 Every Week 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3 35.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
In case of missing an assessment, the student may submit the work

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Mathematics 1.50 Every Week 1.50
Practical Practical demonstration and tutorial in computing lab 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial In class exercises based on previous lectures 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study Review of the notes provided and home exercises; Moodle quiz 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.50
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Lake, T. and Green, N. 2009, Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians, 2nd Ed., Butterworth Heinemann [ISBN: 978-0-7020-2930-1]
  • Parsons et others, Computer Concepts and Microsoft Office 2010, Cengage
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Croft, A. and Davison, R., Foundation Mathematics, Prentice Hall, 2006, 4th edition
  • Reilly, J., Understanding Statistics, Folens, 1997
  • Moore, M. and Palmer, N. 2001, Calculations for Veterinary Nurses, Blackwell [ISBN: 978-0-632-05498-5]
  • Bill, R.I. 2000, Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals, Wiley Blackwel
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
Dk_SVETN_7 Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing 1 Mandatory