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.
Therapeutics and Human Physiology: how medicines work introduces the range of physiological processes occurring in the different body systems, and shows how they respond to drugs that are administered.
Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Therapeutics and Human Physiology: how medicines work 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: 232
Weight: 496 g
Dimensions: 264 x 196 x 10 mm
The book explains concepts very well, using clear, concise language. The scientific content forms a good foundation on which to build over subsequent years and brings in useful and interesting examples to enable students to appreciate the direct relevance of the subject matter to their understanding of therapeutics. * Dr Julie Sanderson, University of East Anglia *
This textbook combines the relevant basic molecular biology, physiology and anatomy with the basic mechanisms of pharmacology into a coherent package for first year pharmacy students. * Dr Stephen Kelley, Medway School of Pharmacy *
A particularly valuable addition to the learning and teaching of pharmacotherapeutics ... a concise and easy read. * Robert B. Raffa, Ph.D (Temple University School of Pharmacy), Doody's Notes *
Whilst the book is selectively aimed to those in the earlier stages of their degree, I would not hesitate in recommending the title as it is able to do something that few books before have done, in producing a resource that is both informative and user-friendly to the new university student. * Ali Al-Enbaree, student, University of Bradford *
I would definitely recommend this book to other pharmacy students. The information provided is significant to the degree and further pharmacy practice. Case studies are given relating to pharmacy practice which will help practical skills. A good reference source to refer to in the later stages of your career. * Zeynab Ahmed, student, University of Bradford *