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Maths Skills for Pharmacy

Unlocking pharmaceutical calculations

Chris Langley and Yvonne Perrie

19 February 2015

ISBN: 9780199680719

240 pages

In Stock

Price: £32.99

Fully integrated approach: the text covers calculations relating to both pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice.



Written by leading academics with a wealth of experience in pharmacy education, Maths Skills for Pharmacy combines a unique integrated approach to pharmaceutical and scientific calculations, with innovative learning features designed to encourage self-directed learning.

  • Fully integrated approach: the text covers calculations relating to both pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice
  • Numerous worked examples and self-assessment questions make the text ideal for self-directed learning
  • Case studies run throughout the text, emphasising the importance of maths to pharmacy, and helping students make the connection between theory and practice
  • Frequent learning points highlight the key take-home messages for each section
  • Written by leading academics in the fields of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutics, with a wealth of experience in pharmacy education

About the Author(s)

Chris Langley, Professor of Pharmacy Law and Practice, Aston Pharmacy School, and Yvonne Perrie, Professor in Pharmaceutics/Drug Delivery, Aston Pharmacy School

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.

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


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

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

Additional Resources

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