Introduction to Pharmaceutical Calculations

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Introduction to Pharmaceutical Calculations

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Introduction to Pharmaceutical Calculations

Judith A Rees, Ian Smith and Jennie Watson
Published by
Pharmaceutical Press
Publication Date
April 2015
Fourth edition
288 pages
156 x 234 mm

Introduction to Pharmaceutical Calculations is your comprehensive guide to successfully performing pharmaceutical calculations. Now in its fourth edition, this popular book covers everything you need to know to pass those all important pharmacy calculation exams.

Every chapter contains learning objectives, worked examples and sample questions and has been fully updated.

Brand new features include:
  • Introduction (including expert tips for approaching calculations)
  • Doses in children
  • 8 short videos (to help you grasp some of the key concepts) covering:
    • Simple dilution
    • Proportional sets
    • Conversion of units
    • Representations of concentrations
    • Mixing two concentrations without a final volume
    • Displacement values
    • Parenteral doses
    • Moles
  • More images and diagrams

Written by experienced pharmacy lecturers and a teacher practitioner, this book will help you tackle every type of pharmaceutical calculation and is ideal for both students and pre-regs.  
  1. Introduction
  2. Rational numbers
  3. Systems of units
  4. Concentrations
  5. Dilutions
  6. Formulations
  7. Calculation of doses
  8. Doses in children
  9. Density, displacement volumes and displacement values
  10. Calculations involving molecular weights
  11. Parenteral solutions and isotonicity
  12. Accuracy of measurement
  13. Calculations involving information retrieval
  1. Metric prefixes
  2. Conversion factors
  3. Multiplication and division
  4. Atomic weights of the elements
  5. Body surface area in children

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