Calculations for Pharmaceutical Practice

Calculations for Pharmaceutical Practice, 1st Edition

Calculations for Pharmaceutical Practice, 1st Edition,Arthur Winfield,Ivan Edafiogho,ISBN9780443100192


Churchill Livingstone



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A comprehensive and clearly written book on pharmacy calculations, which covers all the calculations that students of pharmacy 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 self-testing aspect is important and is in line with the educational premise that it is only through practice of calculations that true competence is achieved. The book will be especially useful for anyone preparing for registration exams in pharmacy, in particular those based on the UK exam. It will be an invaluable tool in developing the critical skills necessary for student and prereg pharmacists, and will also be a useful reference during subsequent practice.

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Key Features

  • 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
  • Includes a chapter on pharmacokinetics
  • Serves as a useful reference during practice

Arthur Winfield

BPharm, PhD, MRPharmS

Affiliations and Expertise

Chairman, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Ivan Edafiogho

PhD, PharmD

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Calculations for Pharmaceutical Practice, 1st Edition

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
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