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    Just thought rather than sitting on my bum all day doing nothing I could do some extra reading ahead of year 2 to put me in a good position.

    Pathophysiology, symtomatology & clinical management of diseases of the
    cardiovascular & renal systems and of the blood

    Do you think the BNF and Rang and dale will be sufficient to make some good notes on the above?
    3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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    Hi Giggsy,

    We did a similar module in our second year (last year lol), on the physiology, pathology and treatments of the liver and kidney; but we've not done cardiology much yet.

    Tips:
    Rang and Dale is good, but get the big edition not the condensed version

    "Pathology and Therapeutics for Pharmacists" Green & Harris is on my summer reading list, from what I've looked at so far (hehe) its actually quite good

    Read the appropriate BNF chapters as that will help you a lot. Particularly with the cardio drugs remember the suffixes i.e. "lol" for b blockers and "(p)ine" for the ca channel blockers (saves time remembering individual drug names)

    From the things I struggled with this year - if you can remember the structure of the nephron, what the transport is at each part of the nephron and which drugs act upon which parts of the nephron i.e furosemide on the loop of Henle then you will get a good start ... its one of those things which (for me anyway) you just had to draw and remember.

    I believe there is a book by a Renal specialist at Liv Royal which is good (he gave us a guest lecture and he was brilliant) but I don't know the name of it.

    HTH

    Laura
    wake up and smell the 1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-purine-2,6(3H,7H)-dione

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    • #3
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      Hiya Giggsy

      Here are a few books I used in my 2nd/3rd and 4th years for the pharmacology.

      1. Clinical pharmacy and Therapeutics – by Walker and Edwards (great book will be needed in 3rd/4th years and after)

      2. Kumar and Clark clinical medicine – (excellent book, I still use it)

      3. Medical pharmacology at a glance – by Neal (good for quick revision, wouldn’t but it tho)

      Have a look at them in the library – just to see if they suit you…..
      Lazy Lady...
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      • #4
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        Rang and dale is pretty good for the basics but I find that for alot of major drugs it just isnt detailed enough, sometimes barely a paragraph. I would highly recommend Goodman and Gilmans pharmacological basis of therapeutics. Its a big desk book but def worth having a read in the library, although I did manage to pick one up rather cheap on ebay I would buy it as its pretty expensive. But the detail in the book is vast, sometimes too much but I think its better to go into more detail then you need.

        A really good book for cardiology is pathophysiology of cardiology by leonard lilly. Written by a medic for medics it is a great book to learn the pathology of cardiac diseases but it also has a good section on pharmacology. Together with a half decent pharmacology book this will get you very good grades in any cardiac module I just wished they had written similar books on other systems. I think its pretty cheap as well.

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        • #5
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          is it me or does everyone find the books from the pharmaceutical press interesting, theres: Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Concordance - A partnership in medicine-taking etc...does anyone know if they are worth buying, I feel like I might have a small library of pharmacy books in a few years time
          We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams and God damn we are that good

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          • #6
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            The pharmaceutical press has a good collection of books. If your looking for a book to read for interest then its probably best to go to a book shop and read a few paragraphs to see if its what your looking for. If its for university study then using the university library is probably the best option as you'll probably only need a few chapters of each book.

            The two books I bought by the pharmaceutical press, which I highly recommend are:

            Minor Illness or Major Disease? by C.Edwards and P.Stillman
            for otc and illnesses which you may find in the pharmacy

            and

            Disease Management by M.Randall and K.Neil
            This book is basically the BNF in an easy to digest format. Randall, the books author, was also one of my lecturers at nottingham university so it probably influenced my choice of book to study with.

            These two books aswell as the BNF, MEP and drug tariff is all you need to pass the prereg exam.
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            • #7
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              Gamhulcol, I came across your (im assuming) site not from the link above but from google, it's a good idea for a content site oriented towards making money from google ad sense, why not complete it so you can start making some money from it. if you need any help from me let me know, i might be able to do a few free articles for you.
              We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams and God damn we are that good

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              • #8
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                so what is generally the most easiest book to use in order to learn about conditions such as asthma, cardiovascular disease etc. I find physiology pretty hard personally.
                3rd yr pharmacy student - bath

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                • #9
                  Re: Extra Reading

                  Best book in this case is Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics by Walker and Whittleasea, relies heavily on clinical studies and standard guidlines for treatment, also provides good comparison for certain medicines e.g. half life of anxiolytics,

                  one shortcoming is that it doesnt go into sufficient detail on some medicines like tramadol, and certain topics might be relegated as a sidenote in no more than a small paragraph.
                  We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams and God damn we are that good

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