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Dr. Dixon Thomas Edits a new Elsevier book on Clinical Pharmacy

Dr. Dixon Thomas, Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University (GMU) is the sole editor who led the production of a new book (both print and online) titled Clinical Pharmacy Education, Practice and Research published by Elsevier internationally.

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.

The book is available in [link]

The Chapters in the book that cover Clinical Pharmacy and related Pharmacy Practice topics are as follows;

  1. Introduction to Clinical Practice, Research, and Pharmacy Education
  2. Evolution of the 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
  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
  14. Essentials of Pharmacoepidemiology
  15. Pharmacovigilance Systems
  16. Adverse Drug Events, Medication Errors, and Drug Interactions
  17. Market Access, Pharmaceutical Pricing, and Healthcare 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
  23. Clinical Trials
  24. Ethics in Clinical Research
  25. Stakeholders, Resources, and Documents in Clinical Research
  26. Quality Assurance in Pharmacy Education
  27. Adult Learning Theories in Pharmacy Education
  28. What to Expect From a Pharmacist Preceptor
  29. Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  30. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  31. Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine
  32. TPN Primer for the Pharmacist: Approach to Nutrition Therapy
  33. Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner