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Mathematics: Drug Calculations

Mathematics support for students at the University of Suffolk.


Drug Calculations

This guide signposts you to online support relating to drug calculation and is aimed at Health and Nursing Students. it is available for ipad and iphones.
Drug calculation free app.

Drug Calculations for Health Professionals 
This will be helpful to anyone who has a need or interest in teaching or learning drug calculations. This is a great tool to help students, nurses, paramedics, allied health professionals and doctors to sharpen their skills or maintain competency. Learning is made fun and easy. Educators, staff development co-coordinators, librarians and managers will find it easy to provide customized tests (of all types), print and deploy tests, keep records of results and produce professional reports. It includes quiz pages and a test creator.

Drug Calculations for Hospital Pharmacists Medicines Learning Portal
There are many situations in which hospital pharmacists need to perform calculations, so you will have to be up to the required standard in order to practise. This page provides links to free resources that may assist you.

Medicine Management: Getting started with Drug Calculations (Solution to Question in Handbook)

Intended Audience: 1st Year Students (Level 4)

The following video outlines some questions and solutions to typical drug calculations you may face in an assessment at University of Suffolk. These questions have been adapted from those sent to us by the Course Teams.

Numeracy skills for drug calculations

Numeracy skills for drug calculations (Queens University Belfast)
Includes videos, examples, and tests arranged into adult and child and covering the following

  • Conversions
  • Drip rates
  • Fluid balance charts
  • Labels
  • MLs per hour
  • Percentages
  • Tablets

Download the Dilution of solutions for nurses PDF from Mathscentre

Online Assessments

SI Units

Drug Calculations

Workshop Resources

Resources used during the drug calculation workshop


Drug Calculations Practice 1

Drug Calculations Practice 1 Solutions

Useful books