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Welcome to the Understanding Drug Calculations Workshop Guide


Workshop Aims and Outcomes


The workshop is for students on nursing courses who wish for further help with the mathematical content involved in drug calculations. It will cover relevant general mathematics work as well as specific drug calculations that are relevant for assessments. The workshop will include a presentation with examples and practice questions for students.

Learning Outcomes 

The workshop will aim for students to be able to:

  • convert between metric units
  • use percentages
  • calculate the number of tablets required from stock available
  • calculate liquid volume of drug required from stock available
  • perform calculations IV with drop rates


Academic Literacies Mapping

This workshop is mapped to the following frameworks 

Graduate Headstart Employability Skills 

6. Numeracy skills
6.1 Collecting and recording data
6.2 Working with data 
6.2 Presenting your findings 

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications Descriptors 

1.2 An ability to deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry within a discipline 
2.1 To apply the methods and techniques that they have learned to review, consolidate, extend and apply their knowledge and understanding, and to initiate and carry out projects 


Workshops Details

Level: Workshop
Length: 1 hour
Prerequisites: None
Linked Modules: None
Delivery Method: Face-to-face


Workshop Facilitator(s)

The workshop facilitator for this course is Phil Roberts