Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 6e,
Edition 6 Includes Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing for Pharmacology for Health Professionals 6e
By Kathleen Knights, BSc (Hons), PhD, Grad Cert Tertiary Education, Andrew Rowland, PhD, BSc (Hons), Shaunagh Darroch, BSc, MPharm,GradCertAcaPrac and Mary Bushell, BPharm (Hons), GCLTHE, PhD

Publication Date: 15 Dec 2022

If you are worried that studying pharmacology will be difficult to apply to clinical practice, Pharmacology for Health Professionals is the book for you. Written by experienced health professional educators, this textbook brings the study of drugs and medicines to life.

This title is considered the most authoritative text in Australia and New Zealand for nursing and allied health students, but it is also highly accessible. The use of easily flowing material, integration with physiology and pathophysiology, and focus on clinically relevant information clearly show how pharmacology concepts can be applied in practice.

Fully updated in its sixth edition, the book will help students master this complex and constantly changing area of their studies and is suitable for use in many undergraduate health professional courses including nursing, paramedicine, pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, midwifery, speech pathology and general biomedical/health science programs.

Key Features

  • Focus on clinical application of pharmacology through review exercises, clinical focus boxes and prescribing considerations
  • Critical thinking scenarios in each chapter reinforce pharmacological concepts and clinical application
  • Humanoid models illustrate pharmacological or adverse effects of drugs
  • Contextualised for Australian and New Zealand students
  • Includes life span/gender/cultural considerations where relevant
  • Comprehensive Drugs at a Glance table in each chapter
  • An eBook included in all print purchases

Additional resources on Evolve:

  • eBook on VitalSource

Instructor resources:

  - Test bank

  - Solutions to in text end-of-chapter review questions

  - Additional Critical Thinking Scenarios and model answers

  - Image collection

  - Comparative 5e to 6e table of contents

  - Nursing and paramedicine specific resources including learning objectives, case studies and clinical practice considerations

Student resources:

  - Animations

  - Clinical Interest boxes

  - Student quizzes

New Features

  • Updated to reflect current evidence-based practice
  • New and emerging topics introduced, including patient safety, drugs in aged care and vaccines
  • Key terms facilitate student learning
  • New figures illustrating mechanism of action of major drug classes
  • Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing for Pharmacology for Health Professionals 6e included in all print purchases. Corresponding chapter-by-chapter to the core text, EAQ prepares students for tutorials, lectures and exams, with access to thousands of exam-style questions at their fingertips
About the author
By Kathleen Knights, BSc (Hons), PhD, Grad Cert Tertiary Education, Professor in Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, SA, Australia; Andrew Rowland, PhD, BSc (Hons), Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; Shaunagh Darroch, BSc, MPharm,GradCertAcaPrac, Pharmacologist, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Mary Bushell, BPharm (Hons), GCLTHE, PhD
Table of Contents
Unit 1 Introduction to Pharmacology
1. Drugs and Medicines
2. Clinical, Ethical &Legal Foundations of Pharmacotherapy
Unit 2 Principles of Pharmacology
3. Molecular Drug Targets and Pharmacodynamics
4. Drug Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion
5. Pharmacogenetics and Individualised Drug Therapy
6. Pharmacokinetics and Dosing Regimens
7. Adverse Drug Reactions and Drug Interactions
Unit 3 Drugs Affecting the Peripheral Nervous System
8. Drugs Affecting Cholinergic Transmission
9. Drugs Affecting Noradrenergic Transmission
Unit 4 Drugs Affecting the Heart, Vascular System and Blood
10. Drugs Affecting Cardiac Function
11. Drugs Affecting Vascular Smooth Muscle
12. Lipid-lowering Drugs
13. Drugs Affecting Thrombosis and Haemostasis
14. Drugs Affecting the Haemopoietic System
Unit 5 Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System
15. Drugs Used in Respiratory Disorders
Unit 6 Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System
16. Drugs Affecting the Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Tract
Unit 7 Drugs Affecting the Urinary System
17. Drugs Affecting the Kidney and Bladder
Unit 8 Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System
18. Anaesthetics
19. Analgesics
20. Antianxiety, Sedative and Hypnotic Drugs
21. Antiepileptic Drugs
22. Psychotropic Agents
23. Central Nervous System Stimulants
24. Drugs for Neurodegenerative Disorders and Headache
25. Drug Dependence and Social Pharmacology
Unit 9 Drugs Affecting the Endocrine System
26. The Neuroendocrine System and the Pituitary Gland
27. The Thyroid Gland, the Parathyroid glands and Bone Disorders
28. The Endocrine Pancreas and Diabetes Mellitus
29. The Adrenal Cortex and Corticosteroids
Unit 10 Drugs Affecting the Reproductive System
30. Drugs Affecting the Female Reproductive System
31. Drugs Affecting the Male Reproductive System
Unit 11 Drugs Used in Neoplastic Diseases
32. Overview of the Treatment of Cancer
33. Antineoplastic Drugs
Unit 12 Drugs Affecting Body Defences
34. Anti-inflammatory and Immunomodulating Drugs
Unit 13 Drugs Affecting Microorganisms
35. Overview of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and Antibiotic Resistance
36. Antibacterial Drugs
37. Antifungal and Antiviral Drugs
38. Antiprotozoal, Antimycobacterial and Anthelmintic Drugs
Unit 14 Special Topics
39. Drugs Affecting the Skin
40. Drugs Affecting the Eye and Ear
41. Drugs in Aged Care
42. Pharmacotherapy of Obesity
43. Vaccines
44. Complementary Therapies
Book details
ISBN: 9780729544627
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Retail Price : £81.99