Maths Skills for Pharmacy: Unlocking pharmaceutical calculations

Paperback | March 31, 2015

byChris Langley, Yvonne Perrie

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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 pharmacypractice 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 andpractice, 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 CentreThe 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:* Multiple choice questions and short answer questions* Webcasts, walking students through various calculations

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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 pharmacypractice in a single resource.An innovative stude...

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 Pe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:March 31, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019968071X

ISBN - 13:9780199680719

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the importance of maths in pharmacy2. Pharmaceutical mathematical terminology3. Mathematical basics in pharmacy: measurements and data4. Maths supporting the science of pharmacy5. Quantities to dispense: accuracy within supply6. Handling pharmaceutical products: concentrations and dilutions7. Intravenous and associated medication routes8. Basic statistics, calculus and pharmacokinetics

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"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