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Clinical Pharmacy Education, Practice and Research. Clinical Pharmacy, Drug Information, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoeconomics and Clinical Research

  • Book

  • November 2018
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4612869

Clinical Pharmacy Education, Practice and Research offers readers a solid foundation in clinical pharmacy and related sciences through contributions by 83 leading experts in the field from 25 countries. This book stresses educational approaches that empower pharmacists with patient care and research competencies. The learning objectives and writing style of the book focus on clarifying the concepts comprehensively for a pharmacist, from regular patient counseling to pharmacogenomics practice. It covers all interesting topics a pharmacist should know. This book serves as a basis to standardize and coordinate learning to practice, explaining basics and using self-learning strategies through online resources or other advanced texts. With an educational approach, it guides pharmacy students and pharmacists to learn quickly and apply. Clinical Pharmacy Education, Practice and Research provides an essential foundation for pharmacy students and pharmacists globally.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Clinical Practice, Research, and Pharmacy Education

Section 1 General Clinical Pharmacy 2. Evolution of Pharmacy Profession and Public Health 3. Clinical and Social Perspectives on Pharmacy Services 4. Pharmacy Management 5. Rational Drug Use, Formulary Management, Pharmaceutical Care/ Medication Therapy Management/Pharmacists' Patient Care Process 6. Communication Skills and Patient History Interview 7. Interpretation of Laboratory Data and General Physical Examination by Pharmacists 8. Dispensing Process, Medication Reconciliation, Patient Counseling, and Medication Adherence

Section 2 Drug Information 9. Drug information services and sources of information 10. Medical Literature Evaluation and Biostatistics 11. Evidence-Based Practice: Use in Answering Queries and Developing Systematic Reviews 12. Clinical Guidelines for Decision-Making 13. Drug Information Training for Pharmacists

Section 3 Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance 14. Essentials of Pharmacoepidemiology 15. Pharmacovigilance Systems 16. Adverse Drug Events, Medication Errors, and Drug Interactions

Section 4 Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 17. Market Access, Pharmaceutical Pricing, and Health-Care Costs 18. Pharmacoeconomic Analyses and Modeling 19. Interpreting Pharmacoeconomic Findings 20. Outcomes research 21. Health Technology Assessment Policy Objectives and Principles of System Design 22. NICE Guidance and Health Technology Assessment

Section 5 Clinical Research 23. Clinical Trials 24. Ethics in Clinical Research 25. Stakeholders, Resources, and Documents in Clinical Research

Section 6 Pharmacy Education 26. Quality Assurance in Pharmacy Education 27. Adult Learning Theories in Pharmacy Education 28. What to Expect From a Pharmacist Preceptor

Section 7 Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacogenomics/Nutrition 29. Clinical Pharmacokinetics 30. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 31. Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine 32. TPN Primer for the Pharmacist: Approach to Nutrition Therapy

Section 8 Conclusion 33. Advanced Pharmacy Practitioner


Dixon Thomas Associate Professor, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE. Dr. Dixon Thomas is an Associate Professor at Gulf Medical University (GMU) and Pharmacist at Thumbay Hospital, Ajman, UAE. He had completed his Diploma, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral Degrees from India in Pharmacy, Psychology, and Education. The latest of his qualification is from Gulf Medical University, Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education. Dr. Thomas chairs the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Quality Assurance & Program Evaluation Committee, and the Program Director of Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy at College of Pharmacy, GMU. Also, Dr. Thomas contributes to pharmacy profession through different projects by leading pharmacy organizations, invited lectures, and publishing. Dr. Thomas had editing responsibilities to publications by ISPOR Asia Consortium and Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA). He contributed to international projects by International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).