ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Introduces pharmacology in a way that is tailored to the needs of pharmacy and health care students, in terms of depth, breadth, and approach
- A unique patient-centred approach teaches the pharmacological basis of therapeutics in the context of individual patients and their experience of illness
- Novel format couples the explanation of the scientific basis of pharmacology to extensive opportunities for clinically-oriented hands-on learning
- Workbooks provide a powerful vehicle for integrating an understanding of the science of drug action at the cellular/molecular level directly with the therapeutic response in individual patients
- Supported by an Online Resource Centre, which offers additional teaching and learning materials for both lecturers and students
Healthcare delivery is changing across the world. Pharmacy practice is becoming more patient-centred, with both pharmacists and nurses playing a primary role in prescribing drugs in many healthcare settings. The challenge for pharmacy education is to ensure an appropriate understanding of how drugs work within the context of individual patient responses.
Pharmacology for Pharmacy and the Health Sciences is specifically designed to meet this challenge. The book provides an understanding of drug action at the cellular and molecular level, which is interfaced seamlessly with an explanation of the clinical use of drugs to treat common clinical conditions. Taking a novel patient-centred approach, the book features a series of embedded workbooks, which develop clinical topics in the context of individual patients and their experience of illness, to relate the scientific basis of pharmacology to real-life pharmacy practice.
The workbooks provide a highly structured student-directed educational environment in which the reader understands more and memorises less. They help the reader to interpret presenting symptoms, hospital clinical clerking and patient history notes, and understand the therapeutic strategy and clinical outcome, all within a simple student-friendly format.
The patient-centred approach does not come at the expense of providing a sound scientific framework: each workbook is preceded by an explanation of the pathophysiology of the clinical conditions featured, and the pharmacological basis of the drugs used in each therapeutic area.
Pharmacology for Pharmacy and Health Sciences is the perfect course companion for anyone needing to develop a solid understanding of pharmacology and its impact on pharmacy and clinical practice.
Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Pharmacology for Pharmacy and Health Science features the following:
For registered adopters:
Figures from the book, available to download.
PDF versions of all Workbooks appearing in the text.
Suggested answers to questions posed within the Workbooks.
Readership: Undergraduates studying pharmacology as part of a broader pharmacy or health care science programme. Medical professionals who wish to extend and update their understanding of drug action within a clinical context.
Michael Boarder, Professor of Pharmacology, Leicester School of Pharmacy Leicester,
England., David Newby, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine
and Public Health, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia., and
Phyllis Navti, Divisional Lead Prescribing Advisor for North Division, Leicestershire
County and Rutland Primary Care Trust NHS and Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice,
Leicester School of Pharmacy
"I have recently started reading this book and find it to be very useful,
particulary with the workbooks that have been incorporated into the chapters.
I have found this format to be very useful for revision purposes, and it integrates
different areas of knowledge in a way that other pharmacology text books do
not. The workbooks also provide a means of applying knowledge in a more clinical
manner, which I find to be very relevant to hospital pharmacy practice. Jessica
Lemon, MPharm level 6, School of Pharmacy, hertfordshire University"
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1. Introduction
1: Drugs, patients, and this book
2: How do drugs work? An introduction
Section 2. The cardiovascular system
4: Haemostasis, thromboembolic disorders
6: Atherosclerosis & ischaemic heart disease
7: Arrhythmias & heart failure
Section 3. Inflammation and immune disease
8: Inflammation and the skin: dermatitis, acne, and psoriasis
9: Rheumatoid arthritis
10: Allergies and antihistamines: allergic rhinitis and urticaria
11: Respiratory disease - asthma and COPD
Section 4. Gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders
12: Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
13: Disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract
14: Diabetes mellitus and obesity
15: The thyroid and contraception
Section 5. Central nervous system
17: Degeneration in the brain: Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease
19: Depression and anxiety
20: Pain and its drug treatment
Section 6. Treatment of infections and cancer management
21: The treatment of infections
22: Cancer chemotherapy