Determining Weight Measurements

How to Determine Weight Measurements on a Physician's Mechanical Beam Scale

Have you ever asked yourself:

  • How does the scale in a doctor's office work?
  • How do I read the lines on the scale?
  • How do I determine my weight or a patient's weight with a beam scale?

If you seek answers to these questions, then 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.


Course Curriculum


  Welcome!
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  Part 2: Calibration Markings
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  Part 3: Determining the Total Weight
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  Assessment: Reading Weight Measurements
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  Course Completion
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Your Instructor


Joshua Farquharson
Joshua Farquharson

Joshua Farquharson is an award-winning learning experience designer, educator, and founder of Allied Health Tools LLC. Joshua worked in the higher education industry, where he designed learning experiences, led two academic programs, and taught more than twenty allied health subjects. He also served on Cengage Learning’s Medical Assisting Advisory Board, performed textbook reviews for Cengage and McGraw-Hill, and contributed to the Merlot II Program, earning top reviews for his submissions. Joshua combines his love of teaching and design to create learning experiences that educate, inspire, and empower his audience to believe in themselves and live a life of success.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course is a completely self-paced online course—you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long does it take to complete the course?
Many learners supplement their formal education with our content and appreciate being able to complete our courses in less than an hour. We respect your time and want to provide you with high-value content that should require relatively little of your time.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like—across any and all devices you own.
Can I earn a certificate or CEUs by taking this course?
Upon completing the course, you will receive a downloadable Certificate of Completion so that you can proudly celebrate your achievement and share it with others. We do not award continuing education units (CEUs), hours, or credits for our courses at this time.
What do students enjoy most about this course?
Students enjoy our clear and simple explanations, high-quality visuals, fun interactive media, and meaningful practice activities tailored to help you perform at your best.

Here's what others have to say about our content:


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

- Dezi

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

- Marlene

"We spent hours and hours reading out of the textbook and I felt so unprepared for the real world. You really did a great job and I appreciate the little tests."

- Lisa



Don't pause your progress any longer. Join the thousands of learners who succeed with our content and enroll today.

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