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Maths Skills for Pharmacy

Ensuring competency in maths skills is a fundamental part of pharmacy education as accurate pharmaceutical calculations are crucial to the safe and effective use of drugs. This text combines both the scientific calculations underpinning dosage forms with calculations relating to pharmacy practice in a single resource. An innovative student-centred approach is taken throughout the text, with numerous worked examples and self-test questions to stimulate self-directed learning. Frequent case studies highlight the importance of maths to pharmacy, and help students to make that crucial connection between theory and practice, while key take-home messages for each section are summarised in concise learning-point boxes. Written by leading academics with a wealth of experience in pharmacy education Maths Skills for Pharmacy is the ideal textbook for the subject. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Maths Skills for Pharmacy features: For registered adopters of the book: - Figures from the book, available to download. For students:-Interactive multiple choice questions with feedback keyed to the relevant section in the text -Short answer questions with worked solutions
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the importance of maths in pharmacy ; 2. Pharmaceutical mathematical terminology ; 3. Mathematical basics in pharmacy: measurements and data ; 4. Maths supporting the science of pharmacy ; 5. Quantities to dispense: accuracy within supply ; 6. Handling pharmaceutical products: concentrations and dilutions ; 7. Intravenous and associated medication routes ; 8. Basic statistics, calculus and pharmacokinetics

About the Author

Chris Langley is a Professor of Pharmacy Law and Practice at Aston University, where he is also Deputy Head of the Pharmacy School and Associate Dean for Taught Programmes. He is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Education Expert Advisory Panel, and has previously written several undergraduate pharmacy textbooks. Yvonne Perrie is Professor in Drug Delivery and Head of the Pharmacy School at Aston University. Her research activities contribute to the advancement and strategic development of drug carrier systems to facilitate the effective delivery and application of drugs and vaccines. Yvonne is Editor in Chief of both the Journal of Liposome Research and Pharmaceutics, and acts as Associate Editor of The Journal of Drug Targeting and The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. She is also the author of the undergraduate textbook Drug Delivery and Targeting.


The learning point boxes are excellent, the worked examples are very clear and the case studies help to emphasise the importance of maths to ensure the safe and effective use of medicines. * Mrs Gwen Gray, School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Robert Gordon University * This book has a good unique selling point due to its integrated and student centred learning approach. The main strength is the integration of the science and practice with a design that has the student's learning in mind. * Dr Maxwell Casely-Hayford, Medway School of Pharmacy, University of Kent *

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