Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 5e

Author(s): Bronwen Bryant; Kathleen Knights; Andrew Rowland

General Health

Pharmacology for Health Professionals, fifth edition, introduces essential pharmacology principles and concepts required to understand the therapeutic effects and clinical uses of current drugs and medicines.

Written for allied health sciences and nursing students and underpinned by current evidence-based medicine, this substantially updated edition continues to cover topics vital to a holistic understanding of pharmacology. These topics include historical, legal and ethical considerations, pharmacokinetics, and the therapeutic applications and adverse effects of current Australian and New Zealand drugs.

  • Drug Monographs, Clinical Interest Boxes, Drug Interactions tables, and lists of key terms and abbreviations throughout the text help readers to master difficult concepts
  • Icons highlight discipline-specific content with additional resources available on evolve
  • Anatomy and physiology integrated throughout
  • Contemporary figures, tables and illustrations help readers to understand the mechanisms of drug action

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Instructor resources:

  • Test bank
  • Solutions to end-of-chapter review questions
  • Image collection
  • Comparative 4e vs 4e table of contents

Student resources:

  • Animations, including drug interactions
  • Additional Clinical Interest Boxes
  • Student quizzes
  • Discipline-specific resources:
    • Nursing
    • Midwifery
    • Paramedic science
  • Weblinks
  • All content revised and updated with more succinct chapters reduced by approximately 15%
  • A suite of animations support readers' understanding of common drug interactions
  • Key Points boxes provide a snapshot of important information to reinforce readers' learning
  • Updated drug names to align with international harmonisation of medicines information and recommendations by the Therapeutic Goods Administration
  • National and international guidelines are referenced
  • Expanded 'Mechanism of Action' for some drugs and drug classes
  • Update of therapeutic areas with new drug classes, e.g. cancer chemotherapy, antivirals and cardiac drugs
  • New information on clinically relevant drug interactions
  • Now includes an eBook with all print purchases


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780729542753
  • : Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
  • : Elsevier
  • : September 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bronwen Bryant; Kathleen Knights; Andrew Rowland
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 1025