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B31ESP and B31BPH reading list

Remember there will be a student book sale organised by the Pharmacy Society where you will be able to obtain many of these books second hand.

Pharmaceutics These are supplementary texts to your notes. They are not essential. The books are available in the library, so have a look at them before purchasing. Earlier editions can be useful although not up to date.

Physicochemical principles of pharmacy (5th edition). Alexander T. Florence, David Attwood,

Pharmaceutical Press, 2011. UNLOC course.

An excellent book for the whole of the MPharm

Pharmaceutical Practice (4th Edition) AJ Winfield, JA Rees, I Smith Churchill Livingstone,


Aulton's Pharmaceutics : the design and manufacture of medicines (4 th Edition) Aulton ME, Taylor MGT 4 th Edition, Churchill Livingstone, 2013. UNLOC

Pharmacology All texts any post 2000 edition is fine, the most recent is given here. In terms of purchasing, it is suggested that you familiarise yourselves with the library copies of Rang et al and Page et al during semester 1 and then select one to purchase to help you with you pharmacology throughout the course (both about £50 to buy new).


Pharmacology references

Pharmacology. Rang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM, Flower RJ & Henderson G. Churchill Livingston, 7 th edition (2012). Excellent general textbook. Chapters 1-4, 8-10, 12-14 provide detailed coverage of the material in these lectures

Integrated Pharmacology. Page CP, Hoffman B, Curtis M & Walker M. Mosby, 3 rd edition (2006). Good on basic principles and relating to clinical problems.

Pharmacokinetics Made Easy. Birkett, DJ. McGraw-Hill Professional (2010 - paperback). Good introduction to the principles of pharmacokinetics.


Revision aids concise information as a supplement to above

FASTtrack Pharmacology. Randall MD, Kendall DA & Alexander SPH. Pharmaceutical Press, 2 nd edition (2012). Concise, but still relatively advanced in the treatment of quantitative and molecular pharmacology. Drug targets summarised by therapeutic area.

Medical Pharmacology at a Glance. Neal MJ. Wiley-Blackwell, 7 th edition (2012). The basics presented in a punchy accessible manner useful for 1 st year.

Both the above are also available as e-books from the UoN library online catalogue

3. Guides to the background physiology (suitable for non A level biologists)

Human Physiology. An integrated approach. Silverthorn DU.

Pearson, 6 th edition (2012).

Human Physiology: from cells to systems. Sherwood L. Cengage, 8 th edition (2012). Details of most recent editions given, but any post 2000 would probably be OK.


Paul M Dewick Essentials of organic chemistry (for students of pharmacy, medicinal chemistry and biological chemistry). Wiley and Sons, ltd.

Biology and Physiology

Elliott, William H. Biochemistry and molecular biology / William H. Elliott & Daphne C. Elliott. 4th ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.

Molecular cell biology / Harvey Lodish

[et al.]. 6th ed., International ed. New York ;

Houndmills, Basingstoke : W.H. Freeman and Co., 2008.

Clinical Practice and Professionalism

1. Appelbe GE, Wingfield J (Eds). Dale and Appelbe’s Pharmacy and Medicines Law. 10th Edition.

London: Pharmaceutical Press, 2013.

A comprehensive and detailed book covering all the law and ethics undergraduate syllabus. We

recommend you buy a copy of this book as you will use it throughout the course for law and ethics including during your law and dispensing exams. Discount is available for Royal Pharmaceutical Society members (including students) at

2. RPS. Medicines, Ethics and Practice: The professional guide for pharmacists. 37th edition. London:

Pharmaceutical Press, 2013. The practising pharmacist’s summary of law and ethics. Essential. You can obtain a copy of this by joining the Royal Pharmaceutical Society as a student member which is free and enables you to obtain an electronic copy of the book free it costs £50 otherwise

3. BMA and RPS. BNF. 64th edition. London: BMJ Group and Pharmaceutical Press, September 2013.

A guide to prescribing and much more. Essential. The School will provide you with a copy of this which you will use for the first two years of your degree.

4. The Pharmaceutical Journal. [Available free online via any university computer at registration is free] An essential source of information about the profession of pharmacy. An ideal read in preparation for vacational and pre-registration employment.

5. Hall J (Ed). Pharmacy Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Not essential. Supplementary reading for B31BPH. Provides basic but well organised information. Useful as a primer, especially perhaps for students not familiar with the UK health service.

August 2013