With a shift toward problem-based learning and critical thinking in many health science fields, professional pharmacy training faces a shift in focus as well. Although the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has recently suggested guidelines for problem solving to be better integrated into pharmacy curriculum, pharmacy books currently available either address this material inadequately or lack it completely. Theory and Practice of Contemporary Pharmaceutics addresses this problem by challenging pharmacy students to think critically in preparation for situations that arise in clinical practice.
This book offers a wealth of up-to-date information, organized in a logical sequence, corresponding to the art and science required for formulators in industry and dispensing pharmacists in the community. It breaks down the subject to its simplest form and includes numerous examples, case studies, and problems. In addition to presenting basic scientific principles, each chapter includes a self-evaluation tutorial designed to help you evaluate your understanding of the subject matter, numerical problems that provide practice in finding mathematical solutions, and case studies that measure your overall grasp of the subject matter by challenging you to craft a plausible solution to a real-life scenario using the concepts presented in that chapter.
Written by authors selected from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies, the book presents an objective and balanced view of pharmaceutical science and its application. The authors' insights are extremely helpful to pharmacy students as well as practicing pharmacists involved in the development and/or dispensation of existing and new generation biotechnology-based drug products. This simplified and user-friendly book will present pharmaceutics in a way that it has never been presented before and will help prepare students and pharmacists for the competitive and challenging nature of the professional market.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Methods of Data Representation, Interpretation, and Analysis; Craig Svensson, Tapash K. Ghosh
Thermodynamics and States of Matter; Adam M. Persky, Laszlo Prokai, Jeffrey A. Hughes
Solubility; Jeffrey A. Hughes, Adam M. Persky , Xin Guo, Tapash K. Ghosh
Physiochemical Factors Affecting Biological Activity; Blisse Jain, Surajit Dey, Hemant Alur, Bhaskara R. Jasti, Thomas P. Johnston, Ashim K. Mitra
Micromeritics and Rheology; Sunil S. Jambhekar
Principles and Applications of Surface Phenomena; Laszlo Prokai, Vien Nguyen, Bhaskara R. Jasti, Tapash K. Ghosh
Theory and Applications of Diffusion and Dissolution; Xiaoling Li, Bhaskara R. Jasti
Drug and Dosage Form Development: Regulatory Perspectives; Edward Dennis Bashaw
Chemical Kinetics and Stability; Tapash K. Ghosh
Oral Conventional Solid Dosage Forms: Powders and Granules, Tablets, Lozenges, and Capsules; Melgardt M. de Villiers
Oral Controlled Release Solid Dosage Forms; Emmanuel O. Akala
Oral Liquid Dosag Forms: Solutions, Elixirs, Syrups, Suspensions, and Emulsions; William M. Kolling, Tapash K. Ghosh
Parenteral Routes of Delivery; Yon Rojanasakul, Carl J. Malanga
Transdermal and Topical Drug Delivery Systems; Bhaskara R. Jasti, William Abraham, Tapash K. Ghosh
Rectal and Vaginal Routes of Drug Delivery; Nikhil R. Shitut, Sumeet K. Rastogi, Somnath Singh, Feirong Kang, Jagdish Singh
Ocular, Nasal, Pulmonary, and Otic Routes of Drug Delivery; Harisha Atluri, Giridhar, S. Tirucherai, Clapton Dias, Jignesh Patel, Ashim K. Mitra
Delivery of Peptide and Protein Drugs; Emily Ha, Manjori Ganguly, Xiaoling Li, Bhaskara R. Jasti, Uday B. Kompella
"The authors have a wealth of both industry and academic experience making this a well organized book. … [It] presents the subject matter in a logical fashion. The problems at the end of each chapter help students reinforce newly learned concepts and serve as a valuable learning tool. The book accomplishes its goal by providing thorough coverage of the material."
- Doody's Review