Pharmacology for Health Professionals ebook, 4th Edition

Authors :
Bronwen Bryant & Kathleen Knights
Date of Publication: 12/2014

The new edition of this landmark text continues to be the ‘one stop reference’ to pharmacology for Australian and New Zealand health science students. Chapters have been thoroughly updated and revised to include the latest information on the c......view more

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The new edition of this landmark text continues to be the ‘one stop reference’ to pharmacology for Australian and New Zealand health science students. Chapters have been thoroughly updated and revised to include the latest information on the clinical use of drugs and their application to specific disciplines within the health professions is highlighted. Organised by body system, it retains the features that have proved popular with students and lecturers, such as Clinical Interest Boxes, Drug Monographs, chapter summaries and review exercises.
The text gives a comprehensive introduction to important pharmacology principles and concepts and has a strong focus on therapeutics. Written specifically for the Australasian region, it reflects local generic drug names, availability and clinical uses, along with local aspects of scheduling, drug legislation and ethical issues.


New to this edition
  • • New and updated Drug Monographs describing important aspects of drugs and drug groups
  • • Updated tables outlining detailed drug interactions occurring with major drug groups
  • • Recent changes in the pharmacological management of major conditions
  • • New Clinical Interest Boxes, including  current New Zealand specific and pharmacological treatment of common diseases and conditions
  • • Referencing most up-to-date  reviews of drugs and  major disease management
  • • Guidelines for clinical choice and use of drugs 
  • • Enhanced information on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities, with a focus on interactions between drugs and CAM therapies
  • • Improved internal design for ease of navigation.

Key Features
  • • Anatomy and physiology integrated throughout

  • • Discipline-specific information integrated throughout and additional resources provided via Evolve

  • • Key drug information at your fingertips: Drug Monographs, Drug Interactions Tables, Clinical Interest Boxes and key terms and abbreviations

  • • End-of-chapter review exercises to test your understanding.

  • • Evolve resources for both lecturer and student.


Author Information
By Bronwen Bryant, BPharm (Hons), MSc, PhD, Grad Dip Ed, Honorary Fellow, The University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Kathleen Knights, BSc (Hons), PhD, Grad Cert Tertiary Education , Professor in Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, SA, Australia