Determining Weight Measurements

  • Format

    Self-paced Online Course
  • Experience

    All levels
  • Duration

    About 30 minutes
  • Earn

    Certificate of completion
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Are you searching for
answers to these questions?

How does the scale in the gym or doctor's office work?

How do I position the parts of the scale and read the lines correctly?
How do I determine my weight or another person's weight using a physician's mechanical beam scale?

If so, this course is for you.

Don't Worry. This course is not about learning the ENTIRE subject of body weight. Instead, this course targets one specific skill that many beginning students find challenging—reading a physician's mechanical beam scale to determine weight measurements.

What You’ll Learn

Discover the new skills you’ll unlock after completing this course.


Scale Functionality

Dive into the details of scale components and grasp how these essential tools operate.

Calibration Marks

Master the art of interpreting the calibration marks on the scale, a crucial step for ensuring precise weight measurements.

Calculating Measurements

Learn how to calculate total weight and effectively read weight measurements using a physician's mechanical beam scale.

Course Activities

Start sharpening your skills today!

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This is the first time that I have ever clearly understood weight. Thank you so very much!!!


I'm going to be a CNA and this taught me how to understand the measurements.


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