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Using numbers and handling data
You might not realise it, but maths is an essential component of healthcare. In fact, sloppy calculations can have fatal consequences. This unit is a taster of Level 1 course materials for a Foundation Degree in health sciences, and is designed for those contemplating a future in the health services industry.
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Health sciences in practice  S110
Using numbers and handling data

Introduction

Introduction

1 Decimals

1.1 Introducing the decimal system of numbers

1.2 Decimal points

1.3 Marking decimals on a scale

1.4 Decimal places

1.5 Rounding to decimal places

1.6 Multiplication and division by factors of ten

1.7 SI units and conversions

1.8 Adding and subtracting decimal numbers

1.9 Addition of decimal numbers

1.10 Subtraction of decimal numbers

1.11 Addition and subtraction in practice – fluid balance

2 Accuracy, precision and common errors

2.1 Differences between accuracy and precision

2.2 Checking accuracy and precision

2.3 Common maths problems and errors in the workplace

2.4 Sources of errors

2.5 What is a sensible dose?

3 Handling data

3.1 Graphs

3.2 The anatomy of a graph

3.3 Types of graphs and their uses

3.4 Bar graphs

3.5 Line graphs

3.6 Graphs with unusual scales – graphing exponentials

3.7 Descriptive statistics

3.8 Descriptive statistics

References and Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

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