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Understanding Drug Calculations for Nursing and Health students


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


Related LibGuide: Workshop: Understanding Drug Calculations for Nursing and Health Students by Sarah Robinson

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:30pm - 1:30pm
University of Suffolk Ipswich
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Workshop Facilitator

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Phil Roberts

I am the Mathematics and Statistics Adviser, starting in August 2017.


I have a degree in Mathematics (1995) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (1996) from the University of York. In September 1996 I began a secondary school teaching career and taught Mathematics, IT and Engineering to students aged 11 to 19. I have held teaching jobs at Great Cornard Upper School (1996-2009), Stowmarket High School (2009-2010), Suffolk One Sixth Form (2010-2014 & 2016-2017) and Ipswich High School for Girls (2014-2016). I have lots of experience at teaching pre-GCSE, GCSE, A-Level (pure, statistics and mechanics) and functional skills.


My role at the University of Suffolk is to support in mathematical and statistical content of the courses run here. This can be done through 1 to 1 sessions and through in-course and general workshops. Whether it be help with calculations, working with number, metrics, analysing data, using spss or just improving general mathematical skill and confidence then do look to book a help session.

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