Clinical Pharmacy Education, Practice and Research

Clinical Pharmacy Education, Practice and Research

Clinical Pharmacy, Drug Information, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoeconomics and Clinical Research

1st Edition - November 23, 2018

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  • Editor: Dixon Thomas
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128142769
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128142776

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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.

Key Features

  • Covers the core information needed for pharmacy practice courses
  • Includes multiple case studies and practical situations with 70% focused on practical clinical pharmacology knowledge
  • Designed for educational settings, but also useful as a refresher for advanced students and researchers


Researchers, instructors, graduate and advanced graduate students in Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Pharmacy, Drug Information, Pharmacoeconomics

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 540
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: November 23, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128142769
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128142776

About the Editor

Dixon Thomas

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE

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  • Tony T. Fri Nov 30 2018

    Tony TARN, PhD

    Excellent book to read in order to familiarize the current clinical pharmacy practice and to use pharmacoeconomic concepts to verify the value of new drug products and pharmacist interventions. I contributed to the review of several chapters of the book and would like to read all other chapters.

  • Shaun L. Tue Nov 27 2018

    A must have for future pharmacist

    This comprehensive and informative book culminates from experiences of pharmacists from various regions around the world. A must have study guide for students, pharmacists and academicians.

  • Jason R. Tue Nov 27 2018

    Excellent text book

    Congratulations to Dr Thomas on bringing together so many excellent authors on such a wide range of relevant topics for clinical pharmacy. This looks to be a high-quality resource!

  • Dixon T. Tue Nov 27 2018

    Endorsement on usefulness of the book

    I would like to endorse the book as highly useful in clinical pharmacy education, practice and research providing strong fundamentals. This book is an excellent resource for a pharmacist to develop as a clinical pharmacist. It stays as a point of reference when you want to make sure on clinical pharmacy and related concepts that have implications for direct patient care.

  • Seeba Thu Aug 16 2018

    A comprehensive list of topics for a pharmacist

    It looks like a complete review of all relevant concepts required for a pharmacist in clinical approach. All dimensions of the professional practice, learning, and research are essential for today's clinical pharmacy practice. I did contribute to this book. Looking forward to reading it fully.