A comprehensive and clearly written book on pharmacy calculations, this new text covers all the calculations that pharmacy students need to know in relation to pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy. It includes a large number of self-testing questions at the end of each chapter as well as some 'mock' UK registration exam papers. The opportunities for self-assessment allow students to practice calculations until they achieve true competence. The book is especially useful for anyone preparing for registration exams in pharmacy, in particular those based on the UK exam.
Contains self-study questions and answers, many with worked examples
Includes 'mock' registration exam papers
Ideal for exam preparation and as a reference for later practice
Chapter 1 Introduction to calculations Chapter 2 Quantities and units Chapter 3 Expressions of concentration Chapter 4 Drugs in different forms Chapter 5 Density and displacement volume Chapter 6 Solubility Chapter 7 Master formulae Chapter 8 Changing concentration Chapter 9 Trituration Chapter 10 Suppositories Chapter 11 Doses calculations Chapter 12 Paediatric doses Chapter 13 Reconstitution of medicines Chapter 14 Preparation of injections Chapter 15 Other practice-related questions Chapter 16 Basic statistics Chapter 17 Introductory pharmacokinetics Chapter 18 Sample papers Chapter 19 Answers
By Arthur J. Winfield, BPharm, PhD, MRPharmS, Chairman, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kuwait University, Kuwait; and Ivan Edafiogho , PhD, RPh, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kuwait University, Kuwait