Queen’s University Belfast Drug Calculations

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Queen’s University Belfast Drug Calculations

Numeracy Skills for Drug Calculations


Drug Calculations are only a small part of nursing but nevertheless important. These e-learning resources should equip you with essential numeracy skills and help you with exam preparation. The materials have been split into sections so begin by choosing your year and intake and work through the topics you require. Each section has a multimedia presentation followed by example questions for you to practise; you may also check the correct answers.

If you require any additional assistance, please contact your School.  The SafeMedicate portal is currently used as both a teaching and assessment tool, therefore the purpose of this material is complementary.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all the best in your studies and your time here at Queen’s.

Resource Development

This resource was created by Tim Crawford from the Learning Development Service.  If you have any comments about how this resource could be modified or improved, use the feedback form to share your views.

Year 1 Generic Skills Test


Upon starting first year you will undertake a preliminary numeracy test which will assess your basic maths skills. The resources provided on this website should help you refresh these generic skills. You can work through the topics in any order but remember to practise the example questions provided and to download the Essential Guide to Numeracy.