Calculations in Pharmaceutical Technology 1


Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2023-2024

Course director

  • Dr. Szilárd PÁL

    assistant professor,
    Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy

Number of hours/semester

lectures: 0 hours

practices: 0 hours

seminars: 12 hours

total of: 12 hours

Subject data

  • Code of subject: OPF-TS1-T
  • 1 kredit
  • Pharmacy
  • Optional modul
  • autumn

OPG-GI1-T completed , OPG-C1E-T parallel

Course headcount limitations

min. 1 – max. 50

Available as Campus course for 50 fő számára. Campus-karok: GYTK


Aim of the course is to deepen the knowledge of calculations needed for Pharmaceutical Technology 1 practice (dose checking, prescription reading and understanding) by solving and practicing several examples together with the course leader.




  • 1. Introduction to pharmaceutical technological calculations, praciticing and understanding expressions found on prescriptions
  • 2. Concept of concentration
  • 3. Basic calculations of clear solutions (mixing rule)
  • 4. Calculations of ethanol dilution
  • 5. Fundamentals of dose checking (understanding the prescription, syrup factor, elderly factor)
  • 6. Dose checking in solutions 1.
  • 7. Dose checking in solutions 2.
  • 8. Dose checking in peroral drops 1.
  • 9. Dose checking in peroral drops 2.
  • 10. Calculation of isotonicity 1.
  • 11. Calculation of isotonicity 2.
  • 12. Test

Reading material

Obligatory literature

Literature developed by the Department

Seminar notes.



Recommended literature

European Pharmacopoeia
Formulae Normales VII. (FoNo VII.)
James Swarbrick: Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology, Informa Healthcare, New York, London
Gilbert S. Banker, Christopher T. Rhodes: Modern Pharmaceutics, Marcel Dekker Inc., New York- Basel
Chris Langley, Dawn Belcher: Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing, Pharmaceutical Press
Attila Dévay: The Theory and Practice of Pharmaceutical Technology, electronic book, PTE-Pécs
Attila Dévay: Investigation of Pharmaceutical Preparations, electronic book, PTE-Pécs

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Maximum of 25 % absence allowed

Mid-term exams

Participation on the seminars - accepted work reports - accepted written assessments Students have to write an end-semester assessment from the lectures at acceptance level of 60%.

Making up for missed classes

Students must fulfill requirements determined by the Code of Studies and Examinations. Student has to make up the missed lectures and do work reports.

Exam topics/questions

Students can get the test topics in the institute or download the from website of the institute.


Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Kása Péter
  • Dr. Pál Szilárd