Pharmaceutics, 1st Edition

Basic Principles and Application to Pharmacy Practice

Pharmaceutics, 1st Edition,Alekha Dash,Somnath Singh,Justin Tolman,ISBN9780123868909

Dash   &   Singh   &   Tolman   

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A single and engaging textbook that covers all aspects of pharmaceutics with emphasis on the basic science and its application to pharmacy practice

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Key Features

  • Chapter objectives and chapter summaries illustrate and reinforce key ideas
  • Designed to meet curricular guidelines for pharmaceutics and laboratory skills mandated by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Companion website features resources for students and instructors, including videos illustrating difficult processes and procedures and practice questions and answers.  Instructor resources include Powerpoint slides and a full-color image bank


Pharmaceutics: Basic Principles and Application to Pharmacy Practice is a valuable textbook covering the basic science as well as the role and application of pharmaceutics within pharmacy practice. Based on curricular guidelines mandated by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), this book incorporates laboratory skills by identifying portions of each principle that can be used in a clinical setting. In this way, instructors are able to demonstrate their adherence to ACPE standards and objectives simply by using this book. A companion website for students and instructors further enhance the didactic content for students by including practice questions and answers and videos that feature difficult processes and procedures. Essential resources for instructors are also available and include chapter PowerPoint slides and full-color images. Full of practical examples and case studies for experiential learning, Pharmaceutics enables students to gain the scientific foundation to understand drug physicochemical properties, practical aspects of dosage forms and drug delivery systems, and the biological applications of drug administration. 


For students in pharmaceutical science programs taking pharmaceutics or biopharmaceutics courses at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level.

Alekha Dash

Affiliations and Expertise

R.Ph, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Somnath Singh

Affiliations and Expertise

PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Sciences, School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Justin Tolman

Affiliations and Expertise

PharmD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Sciences, School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Pharmaceutics, 1st Edition

Part 1: Physical Principles and Properties of Pharmaceutics

Chapter 1: Introduction: Terminology, basic mathematical skills and calculations
Chapter 2: Physical states, thermodynamic principles in pharmaceutics
Chapter 3: Physical properties, their determination and importance in pharmaceutics
Chapter 4: Equilibrium processes in Pharmaceutics
Chapter 5: Kinetic processes and Pharmaceutics
Chapter 6: Other processes

Part 2:  Practical Aspects of Pharmaceutics

Chapter 7: Drug, Dosage forms and Drug delivery systems
Chapter 8: Solid Dosage forms
Chapter 9: Liquid Dosage form
Chapter 10: Gaseous dosage forms
Chapter 11: Semi-solid dosage forms
Chapter 12: Special dosage forms

Part 3:  Biological Applications of Pharmaceutics

Chapter 13: Routes of drug administration
Chapter 14: Membrane transport and Diffusion
Chapter 15: Factors affecting drug absorption and disposition in a system
Chapter 16: Bioavailability and Bioequivalence

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"Pharmaceutics is an important part of the practice of pharmacy. This book outlines pharmaceutics and uses chapter summary questions and case studies to reinforce the concepts…This book is appropriate for pharmaceutical science, pharmacy, and biomedical sciences courses. It is written at a level that is easy to follow and provides practical examples. Compared to other pharmaceutics books…this one is up to date and student-friendly." Rating: 4, March 21, 2014

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