PHAR121: Mathematics for Pharmacy I

This course will establish the relevance of mathematics in pharmacy. Application of mathematical
concepts in pharmaceutical systems and phenomena will be made clear. The topic of differentiation will
be treated and will cover- limits, definition, product, quotient, function of a function, implicit
differentiation, stationary points, turning points, and points of inflection and as well as function sketching.
The treatment of Logarithmic Plots will cover Exponential and logarithmic functions, semi-logarithmic
and logarithmic plots. Integration Methods will discuss parts, algebraic substitution and partial fractions.
First-order Rate Processes will cover the definition, different physical processes obeying the Law (e.g.
radioactive decay, chemical reaction, microbial growth, and elementary pharmacokinetics), half-life and
semi-logarithmic plots.