Practical Pharmacology for the Pharmaceutical Sciences

Practical Pharmacology for the Pharmaceutical Sciences

by D. Michael Salmon
     
 

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Practical Pharmacology for the Pharmaceutical Sciences is a lab survival guide for those studying Pharmacology, providing hands-on advice on developing pharmacology laboratory and data handling skills. Suitable for both undergraduates and postgraduates, it focuses on laboratory techniques rather than computer-simulated data. It also guides the reader through

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Practical Pharmacology for the Pharmaceutical Sciences is a lab survival guide for those studying Pharmacology, providing hands-on advice on developing pharmacology laboratory and data handling skills. Suitable for both undergraduates and postgraduates, it focuses on laboratory techniques rather than computer-simulated data. It also guides the reader through the process of communicating experimental results in a variety of formats, including posters, oral presentations and project reports.

Split into three main areas, the following topics are covered in detail: 

Preparation for Experimental Pharmacology

  • Legal aspects
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology
  • Definitions, calculations and statistics

Experiments in Pharmacology

  • Microtitre-based techniques using isolated cells
  • In vitro techniques using isolated tissues and organs
  • Biochemical techniques using cell-free systems

Communicating experimental results

  • Data presentation
  • How to write scientific reports
  • Pharmacological literature

Supported with numerous questions throughout the text, as well as step by step instructions for practical experiments, this book presents an approach to learning pharmacology through an appreciation of authentic experimental data.

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Editorial Reviews

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“This is a unique, well-written book that covers everything an educator would need to set up and run a basic laboratory course in pharmacology.” (Doody's, 23 January 2015)

“Supported with numerous questions throughout the text, as well as step by step instructions for practical experiments, this book presents an approach to learning pharmacology through an appreciation of authentic experimental data.” (Kingbook73's Medical Ebook and Video Collection, 8 October 2014)

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Reviewer: Mitchell R McGill, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This unique book covers basic concepts and approaches for practical laboratory-based teaching of pharmacology and includes a number of example experiments that can be used.
Purpose: The purpose is to guide educators through the establishment and running of a basic laboratory course in pharmacology. There are few similar guidebooks available. The author achieves his objectives by covering everything from basic safety regulations to the history of fundamental concepts in pharmacology to detailed examples of complex experiments.
Audience: The book will find its widest audience among educators at undergraduate institutions. However, it could also be of use for those who wish to develop a basic laboratory course at a school of pharmacy or possibly even for graduate students in some programs. The author writes with authority and includes useful background information, such as a succinct history of the most basic concepts guiding pharmacology research.
Features: This book covers everything from fundamental laboratory safety and proper note keeping to detailed experimental methods. The author succinctly introduces basic pharmacology principles and then spends considerable time on in vitro approaches using isolated organs and cell cultures, describing how these systems are used in pharmacology experiments. The writing is clear and concise. Unfortunately, the book lacks a chapter on in vivo experiments. Although this is understandable, as in vivo experiments are uncommon in basic laboratory courses, a chapter simply describing the types of real-world in vivo experiments that are commonly done (and how an educator can teach them) would be useful.
Assessment: This is a unique, well-written book that covers everything an educator would need to set up and run a basic laboratory course in pharmacology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119975502
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/24/2014
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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