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Medical and Pharmacy Maths

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Maths plays a vital role in the medical industry. It is used for drawing up statistical graphs, calculating dosages, reading results from CAT scans and much more. The Medical and Pharmacy Maths course is designed to help learners master dosage calculations and avoid medication errors that could cost your license, or even a patient’s life. You will learn about the importance of maths in a pharmacy setting and will explore the most commonly used medical abbreviations and terms.

Throughout the course, you will be building on your everyday maths skills, gaining confidence in working with percentages, problem-solving and tackling conversions using ratio. Practice problems such as dilution and alligation will be explored in-depth, which will be particularly useful for nurses in training who preparing for their drug calculations exams.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Fast track your career with a recognised qualification
  • Understand the importance and role of maths in pharmacy
  • Familiarise with business math terms and definitions
  • Learn how to work with measurements and data
  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge of dispensing quantity
  • Know how to calculate doses with step-by-step training
  • Improve your understanding of medical maths concepts
  • Avoid medication errors through miscalculation

Who is This Course for?

This comprehensive training course is ideal for practising pharmacists and those who are new to the pharmaceutical industry who want to improve their competency in everyday practical tasks involving calculations. There are no specific entry requirements for this general course, which can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis.


Our Medical and Pharmacy Maths is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.

Assessment and Certification 

Upon completion of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice quiz based assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course (60% pass mark). The test will be marked immediately and results will be published instantly.

After completing the course, you can order a certificate of achievement to display your achievement for as little as £3.99 for the PDF version and £7.99 for a paper version or £10 for both. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Career Path

On successful completion, learners will have the practical skills and knowledge to confidently tackle any maths-based task within a medical setting. A qualification in Medical and Pharmacy Maths will open doors to the following careers:

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Maths Teacher at a hospital school
  • Medical Lab Technician

Course Curriculum

Introduction 1 lecture
Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 01 00:01:00
Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 02 00:04:00
Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 03 00:09:00
Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 03 00:09:00
Conversions Using Ratio - Proportion or Dimensional Analysis
Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 05 00:05:00
Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 06 00:07:00
Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 07 00:14:00
Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 08 00:04:00
Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 09 00:08:00
Pharmacy Math
Medical Math and Pharmacy Calculations Mastery – 10 00:07:00
Quantity To Be Dispensed 00:03:00
Single Dose, Single Day, Total Volume 00:12:00
Business Math
Business Math Terminologies 00:08:00
Business Math Mark-up Discount 00:16:00
Retail Business Math Mark-up Amount & Mark-up Percentage 00:08:00
Retail Business Math Discount Amount & Discount Percentage 00:15:00
Pharmacy Business Math Purchase Price, Discount, and Discount Percentage 00:03:00
Pharmacy Business Math Percentage Markup Rate 00:02:00
Pharmacy Business Math Gross Profit Net Profit 00:03:00
Understanding Percentages, Strengths & Concentration
Percentages, Strengths & Concentration 00:15:00
% wv, % ww, % vv 00:06:00
Hospital and Compounding Math: Alligation & Dilution
Review of Percentages, Strengths & Concentration 00:02:00
Alligation & Dilution 00:04:00
Application of Percentage, Alligation & Dilution 00:03:00
Practice Problems 00:16:00
More Practice Problems 00:02:00
Hospital Math: Flow Rate & Drip Rate
Flow Rate vs Drip Rate 00:12:00
Finding the R 00:07:00
Finding the T 00:05:00
Finding the V 00:02:00
Dosage Calculation
Dosage Calculation Based on Weight & Age 00:05:00
Dosage Calculation Based on Body Surface Area (BSA) 00:06:00
BSA Practice Problems 00:03:00
Therapeutic Dose versus Lethal Dose 00:02:00
Therapeutic Range Minimum and Maximum Dose 00:08:00
Dosage Calculation Based on Weight mgkgday & mgkgdose 00:07:00
Pediatric Daily Rate 00:06:00