Taking medication is a common occurrence for many people, whether it is to soothe an aching head, regulate blood sugars, or to treat life threatening conditions, such as HIV or cancer. In the UK alone, over 900 million prescriptions are dispensed every year. Overseeing all of this are pharmacists: experts in medicines and their use.
The Integrated Foundations of Pharmacy series supports those who are at the beginning of their journey to become a pharmacist. The reader will begin to understand how a drug molecule is made; the process that turns it into a medicine; the role the pharmacist has when dispensing that medicine; and what happens in the body when it is taken. Most importantly, the series shows how each of these aspects are integrated, reflecting the most up-to-date teaching practices.
Pharmacy Practice examines what it means to be part of such an established profession and how this role has developed over time. While dispensing medicine remains a vital part of the job, the book illustrates how pharmacists have an ever-increasing role to play in providing health care, be it prescribing medicine themselves or providing public health advice.
Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Pharmacy Practice features:
For registered adopters of the book:
- Figures from the book, available to download.
- Self-assessment questions to help the reader to check and reinforce understanding of the material introduced in each chapter.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 396 g
Dimensions: 265 x 197 x 9 mm
I have been looking for this book for a long time, as all important issues in pharmacy practice are put into one place. This makes it easier for students, pharmacists and academics to grasp the basic concepts of pharmacy practice and its integration with other pharmacy-related disciplines. The book is student-friendly and well written using simple language with some pharmacy and healthcare terminology. Even though it is aimed at first-year pharmacy students, I
have found it very useful for my MPharm course at all levels (Levels 1-4) and MSc pharmacy programmes. Most importantly, the content and relevant learning objectives correspond well to the learning outcomes and indicative syllabus set out by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). * Win Winit-Watjana, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sunderland *
The book covers all of the essential subjects that a first-year needs to know and it does so in a concise and straightforward manner. Overall, I think this book is an excellent resource to use whilst studying. There are lots of added features to the book so instead of just text and tables with the odd diagram, the text becomes highly interactive. * Stephen Messham, student, Liverpool John Moores University *
I would recommend this book to other students because it covers all aspects of pharmacy practice required for a first year pharmacy student in detail. Many other textbooks go far beyond the scope of first year and even sometimes the course, therefore having all the information required in one book it makes learning the material much more manageable. * Sam Doherty, student, UCLan *