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Successful Learning in Pharmacy

Developing study and communication skills

Parastou Donyai, Daniel Grant, and Nilesh Patel

16 March 2017

ISBN: 9780199642113

232 pages

In Stock

Price: £32.99

A practical guide that gives pharmacy students the skills they need to be effective learners and employment-ready graduates.


Filled with practical help and guidance from a team of experienced pharmacists, Successful Learning in Pharmacy is an easy-to-read guide to all the skills you need to be an effective pharmacy student, setting you up for success in your future career.

  • Written by experienced educators to address the specific needs of pharmacy students
  • Pharmacy-related examples and case studies throughout demonstrate the practical relevance of the skills being discussed
  • The easy-to-digest, easy-to-navigate style and presentation means the book is ideal both as a course companion, and as a valuable reference source for independent learners.

About the Author(s)

Parastou Donyai, Director of Pharmacy Practice, Reading School of Pharmacy, Daniel Grant, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Education, Reading School of Pharmacy, and Nilesh Patel, Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Reading School of Pharmacy

Dr Parastou Donyai is Associate Professor of Social and Cognitive Pharmacy and Director of Pharmacy Practice at the Reading School of Pharmacy. A pharmacist with a PhD in Pharmacy, Dr Parastou Donyai also has a Degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Research Methods. Her research examines the psychology of medication usage and discontinuation and decision-making processes.

Dan Grant is Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Education at Reading School of Pharmacy. A hospital pharmacist by background, Dan has wide ranging experience of supporting and developing learners in the workplace and in Higher Education, from pharmacy technicians and undergraduate pharmacy students, to pre-registration pharmacist trainees and pharmacists undertaking post-registration clinical training.

Dr Nilesh Patel is Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at the Reading School of Pharmacy. A pharmacist with a PhD in Pharmacy, Dr Nilesh Patel has worked across several disciplines within Pharmacy giving him a unique overview of science into practice. His research encompasses clinical pharmaceutics, which is the application of science into practice and vice versa.

Table of Contents

    1:Learning to learn at university
    2:Learning from lectures
    3:Learning in the laboratory
    4:Finding and understanding information
    5:Writing good essays
    6:Perfecting verbal in-course assessments
    7:Applying critical thinking and critical writing
    8:Preparing for and sitting exams
    9:Working with others
    10:Undertaking practice placements and reflection on practice
    11:Understanding evidence-based practice
    12:Continuing professional development