The Integrated Foundations of Pharmacy series is for those at the start of their journey to become a pharmacist. It helps students understand how a drug molecule is made and then turned into a medicine; the role they will have when dispensing; and how the medicine works in the body. Most importantly, it shows how all of these aspects come together.
- Supports integrated pharmacy education, so that students are learning in a professionally relevant context from day one.
- Focuses on the fundamental ideas that first year students need to fully grasp before progressing with more advanced study.
- Material clearly demonstrates connections between scientific concepts and principles and how they are applied to pharmacy.
- Written by subject experts and edited by academics with a wealth of teaching experience.
About the Author(s)
Jason Hall, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
Dr Jason Hall (editor) studied Pharmacy at the University of Strathclyde, before completing an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy at Liverpool John Moores University and a PhD in non-medical prescribing at the University of Manchester. He has worked in community pharmacy for five years, in the NHS as a pharmaceutical adviser for two years and in a further education college teaching chemistry and pharmaceutical science to pharmacy technicians and science students for five years. Jason joined the School of Pharmacy in
Manchester in 1999 and is now Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning. Research interests include non-medical prescribing, professional identity and professionalism in pharmacy students.
Dr Chris Rostron (series editor) graduated in Pharmacy from Manchester University and completed a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry at Aston University. He gained Chartered Chemist status in 1975. After a period of post-doctoral research he was appointed as a lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry at Liverpool Polytechnic. He is now an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University. He was a member of the Academic Pharmacy Group
Committee of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and chairman for the past 5 years. He is currently chairman of the Academic Pharmacy Forum and deputy chair of the Education Expert Advisory Panel of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He is an external examiner in Medicinal Chemistry at a number of Schools of Pharmacy both in the UK and abroad. In 2008 he was awarded honorary membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain for services to Pharmacy education.
Table of Contents
1: The profession and practice of pharmacy
2: Organisation of healthcare in the UK
3: Legal and ethical matters
4: Public health
5: Prescribing and dispensing
6: Interaction with other healthcare professionals and patients
7: Behavioural and social sciences
8: Pharmaceutical care
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
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.