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cover image - Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 6e,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780729544627
Copyright: 2023
Publication Date: 03-07-2023
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $113.99

Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 6e, 6th Edition

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


cover image - Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 6e,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780729544627
Copyright: 2023
Publication Date: 03-07-2023
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $113.99
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    • 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

    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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