# Module Overview

### Mathematics for Pharmaceutical Scientists

To provide students with a foundation for the further study of mathematics and statistics and give them an adequate mathematical basis for the study of related disciples with regard to pharmaceutical industry.

MATH 1065

##### ECTS Credits

5

*Curricular information is subject to change

Scientific notation, powers and logs: Exponential functions and natural logs, Equations with one or two unknown powers to Reduction of non-linear equations to linear forms. Examples pharmaceutical shelf-life estimation.
Unit conversion, ppm, molecular mass calculations, dilutions and molarity(titration examples, dissociation of weak base/acid (Ka, Kb, etc), solubility).
Fitting a line to linear data (calibration curves – Absorbance versus Concentration-Estimation Unknown).
Statistics: Basic concepts of central tendency and spread such as the Mean, Mode, Median, Standard Deviation, Range with reference to ISO-3534 and ISO-5725 (Accuracy –Trueness and Precision). Probability: Simple probability and combinations (with application to quality control), Mutually exclusive and independent events. Sensory Analysis examples.
Linear Programming: Reviewing inequalities and simultaneous equations. Optimizing profits and minimizing cost with respect to linear constraints. Applications of linear programming with regard to ingredient blending for pharmaceutical products.
Differentiation and Integration: Identifying of maxima, minima and inflexions. Introduction to partial differential equations. Definite and Indefinite Integrals, Area under a curve (AUC).

Formal lectures will be used to introduce topics, and apply techniques. The assessment includes 2 online MCQ assessments that are aligned to the key learning outcomes identified as important to underpin the wider Programme curriculum and which must be passed at 70%. These can be repeated throughout the module duration until successfully passed, and feedback will be provided.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination60
Other Assessment(s)40