Study unit
4215203 Mathematics in Pharmacy, Part 1: Differential and Integral Calculus in Kinetic studies, 2 Cp  
Code 4215203  Validity 01.01.2010 -
Name Mathematics in Pharmacy, Part 1: Differential and Integral Calculus in Kinetic studies  Abbreviation MAF1 
Credits 2 Cp Date of expiry  
TypeIntermediate Studies Subject0708 Biopharmacy 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   GradingFail-Pass 
Recommended scheduling 
   
Organisation Pharmacy (K) 

Teachers
Name
Veli-Pekka Ranta 

Description
Learning outcomes 

To understand the mathematics involved in kinetic studies (e.g., chemical or radioactive degradation, pharmacokinetics). To learn to derive the most important differential and exponential equations using differential and integral calculus.

 
Content 

1) The basics of differential and integral calculus 2) Derivation of basic equations for first order kinetics 3) Derivation of equations for two sequential reactions.

 
Modes of study 

Practical exercises, learning diary.

Details: The student solves exercises, prepares a learning diary and discusses with the teacher on its topics.

 
Teaching methods 

One-to-One Teaching 2 h, Independent Study 52 h.

The course can be taken at any time during autumn and spring semester. Initial meeting with the teacher. The student studies independently: reads the textbook, solves exercises and prepares a learning diary. The teacher may be contacted if necessary. Final discussion with the teacher. It is also possible to study in a group of studentsThe course can be taken at any time during autumn and spring semester. Initial meeting with the teacher. The student studies independently: reads the textbook, solves exercises and prepares a learning diary. The teacher may be contacted if necessary. Final discussion with the teacher. It is also possible to study in a group of students.

 
Study materials 

Erich Steiner: Chemistry maths book, 2nd edition, 2008 (selected chapters); Exercise workbook entitled MAF1 learning material. Optional supporting material: Silvanus P. Thompson and Martin Gardner: Calculus made easy, 1998 (selected chapters); Two articles on Laplace transform: a) Mayersohn M and Gibaldi M: Mathematical methods in pharmacokinetics. I. Use of Laplace transform for solving differential rate equations. Am J Pharm Educ 34: 608-614, 1970 b) Mayersohn M and Gibaldi M: Mathematical methods in pharmacokinetics. II. Solution of the two compartment open model. Am J Pharm Educ 35: 19-28, 1971; Two classic articles on pharmacokinetics: a) Teorell T: Kinetics of distribution of substances administered to the body. I. The extravascular modes of administration. Arch lnt Pharmacodyn 57: 205-225, 1937 b) Teorell T: Kinetics of distribution of substances administered to the body. II. The intravascular modes of administration. Arch Int Pharmacodyn 57: 226-240, 1937.

 
Teachers 

Lecturer Veli-Pekka Ranta.

 
Time 

Autumn semester and spring semester.

 
Offering data 

FA1, FA2, FA3, PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, exchange students.

 
Campus 

Kuopio.

 
Further information 

Organising Department: School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy.

Contact persons: 

Responsible teacher: Lecturer Veli-Pekka Ranta (veli-pekka.ranta(at)uef.fi).

Office: Marja Lappalainen (marja.lappalainen(at)uef.fi).

 


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
No teaching

Future exams
No exams