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The issuing of prescription drugs is a routine part of life - and something that few of us give a second thought to once the treatment is within our grasp. But what happens when the drug is administered? How do drugs interact with the body at the cellular and molecular level? What different therapeutic options are available for treating different conditions, and how do these options weigh up in terms of their impact upon the patient?
Pharmacology for Pharmacy and the Health Sciences provides an understanding of drug action at the cellular and molecular level, which is interfaced seamlessly with an explanation of the clinical use of drugs to treat common clinical conditions.
Taking a novel patient-centred approach, the book features a series of embedded workbooks, which develop clinical topics in the context of individual patients and their experience of illness, to relate the scientific basis of pharmacology to real-life pharmacy practice.
The workbooks provide a highly structured student-directed educational environment in which the reader understands more and memorises less. They help the reader to interpret presenting symptoms, hospital clinical clerking and patient history notes, and understand the therapeutic strategy and clinical outcome, all within a simple student-friendly format.
The patient-centred approach does not come at the expense of providing a sound scientific framework: each workbook is preceded by an explanation of the pathophysiology of the clinical conditions featured, and the pharmacological basis of the drugs used in each therapeutic area.
Pharmacology for Pharmacy and Health Science is the perfect course companion for anyone needing to develop a solid understanding of pharmacology and its impact on pharmacy and clinical practice.
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Michael Boarder is Professor of Pharmacology at the Leicester School of Pharmacy, and previously Head of Department and Director of the Cell Signalling Laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences, DeMontfort University. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed journal papers, and has sat on the editorial board of both the Journal of Neurochemistry and the British Journal of Pharmacology.
Phyllis Navti is Divisional Lead Prescribing Advisor at the Leicestershire County and Rutland Primary Care Trust NHS and a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at the Leicester School of Pharmacy.
David Newby is a senior lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology in the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Australia.
"There are many great books about Pharmacology, of which this is just one, but there are relatively few that that takes the patient centred approach. On the latter topic this book is exceptional."
--Dr Shori Thakur, University of Hertfordshire
"This is probably the best (most novel, useful, and user-friendly) in-print execution of a workbook approach that I've seen."
--Dr Marshal Shlafer, University of Michigan Medical School
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Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0199559821