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Course code: PHARM 414

A pharmaceutical math course is often a core requirement for students who plan to pursue professional careers as pharmacists. Pharmaceutical math prepares students for performing mathematical calculations that are important to the distribution of medications.

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Pharmaceutical math combines math formulas with chemical equations to create content that's vital to a pharmacist's role and job responsibilities. Pharmacy students must perform calculations that involve measurements, fractions, decimals, conversions and ratios. A pharmacist might need to convert metric measurements to household measurements. For example, it takes 240 milliliters to fill an 8-ounce bottle of prescription cough syrup, because there are 30 milliliters in one ounce -- so 30 milliliters times 8 ounces equals 240 milliliters. Accurate calculations ensure the safety and well-being of patients.