Best Reference Books of Pharmaceutics for Pharmacy Students

Pharmaceutics is the branch of pharmacology concerned with the preparation, use, or sale of medicinal drugs. By learning this subject the students are enabled to solidify the scientific foundation for understanding the drug physicochemical properties, practical aspects of dosage forms and drug delivery systems including the biological applications of drug administration. Let’s get an idea on the reference books with which a pharmacy student can study to gain an insight on the subject.

The books mentioned in this article have engaging contents that cover all aspects of pharmaceutics with emphasis on the basic science and its application to pharmacy practice. To meet the curricular guidelines mandated by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the students are to follow these books. The books are contained with laboratory skills with identified portions of each principle that can be used in a clinical setting. The contents are presented in a straightforward and student-friendly manner along with key ideas. Thus the teachers and instructors are able to demonstrate their adherence to ACPE standards and objectives from the books. These references are best fit for students in pharmaceutical science programs taking pharmaceutics or bio-pharmaceutics courses at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level.  

Booklist that you can check out

  • Pharmaceutics: Basic Principles and Application to Pharmacy Practice
  • Aulton’s Pharmaceutics by Michael E. Aulton (Editor); Kevin M. G. Taylor (Editor)
  • Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems by Loyd V. Allen
  • Martin’s Physical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences by Patrick J. Sinko
  • Modern Pharmaceutics, Fifth Edition, Volume 1 by Alexander T. Florence (Editor); Jurgen Siepmann (Editor); Juergen Siepmann (Editor)
  • Theory and Practice of Contemporary Pharmaceutics by Tapash K. Ghosh (Editor); Bhaskara R. Jasti (Editor); Craig Svensson

These books have gained their rating and popularity because of the following:-

  • Illustration of Chapter objectives and chapter summaries that reinforce key topics.
  • Designed according to curricular guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for both pharmaceutics and laboratory skills.
  • For students and instructors, a companion website features resources such as images and videos illustrating difficult processes and procedures and practice questions and answers. Instructor resources include Powerpoint slides and a full-colour image bank.

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