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The science of medicine design

Edited by Philip Denton
Chris Rostron

25 July 2013

ISBN: 9780199655311

288 pages

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Integrated Foundations of Pharmacy

Price: £39.99

The Integrated Foundations of Pharmacy series series supports those who are at the beginning of their journey to become a pharmacist.


Pharmaceutics: The science of medicine design explores the different forms that medicines can take, and demonstrates how being able to select the best form - be it a tablet, injectable liquid, or an inhaled gas - requires an understanding of how chemicals behave in different physical states.

  • Supports integrated pharmacy eduaction, so that students learn in a professionally relevant contract 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)

Edited by Philip Denton, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Chris Rostron, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Dr Phil Denton (editor), is a lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Liverpool John Moores University. He has a Postgraduate Certificate of Education, has taught previously in the Further Education sector and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His research work has investigated the relationship between molecular structure and (bio)chemical reactivity. More recently, he has developed computer systems to support lecturers as part of his role as Learning Development Manager for Liverpool John Moores University Faculty of Science.

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:Introduction to pharmaceutics
    6:Acids and bases
    7:Phase equilibria and transitions
    8:Partitioning and hydrophobicity
    9:Surface phenomena
    10:Disperse systems
    11:Colligative properties
    12:Kinetics and drug stability
    13:Drug development and delivery


"This book will be very useful for first year students. I think what students find difficult with this subject is how to link it together, not only with real life examples but with topics within the subject. This book does this well." - Jake Doherty, student, UCLan

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