Learning about the Science of medicines is a complex task
It involves learning about a wide variety of scientific disciplines and topics – from pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry and physiology to pharmacy calculations, pharmacokinetics and clinical medicine.
Below, we’ve put together a comprehensive range of tutorials and guides to aid your study of drugs and medicines. Take a look and get learning!
PHARMACOLOGY IS FRONT AND CENTRE OF ANY STUDY OF MEDICINES
The branch of medicine that talks about the uses, mechanisms and effects of drug substances. As such, the subject is both broad and difficult. Many pharmacy students find it difficult to commit to memory the level of detail they are expected to know.
Our pharmacology notes deal with the essential and relevant facts you are expected to know.
Though we have a limited range of topics here, you can find out complete database of tutorials and guides in our member’s zone. Simply register with PharmaFactz today to receive instant access.
Pharmacology doesn’t need to be difficult. With the right preparation and the best facts to hand, you can ace each exam first-time, every time.
PHARMACY STUDENTS MUST HAVE AN INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE OF PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY
How drugs interact with the body, and with other substances, depends upon its chemical make-up. Many new drugs are discovered through sophisticated computational methods that predict how a molecule is likely to react.
Below, we’ve put together a comprehensive database of detailed articles on medicinal chemistry. We recommend using these notes alongside your chemistry textbook and lecture notes for maximum effect.
AS PART OF THE PHARMACY DEGREE PROGRAM, STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO LEARN ABOUT PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS
These calculations talk about topics such as how to calculate doses, dilutions, concentrations and displacement values. As pharmacy is a science, our guides also talk about statistics – excel, the t-test and data analysis.
We’ve put together the complete online guide for pharmacy calculations.
We cover the essential calculations you are expected to know. Each tutorial goes through a variety of sample questions, with explained answers provided at the end of each question.
We have also put together a practice problem sheet for you to test your knowledge at home.
Whether you are a student of pharmacy, nursing, medicine or pharmacology itself – we know how difficult and taxing the study can become. It can come across as tedious, even random.
We often commit information to memory that ends up forgotten within 4 hours of the exam. That’s not proper understanding. Students must have a more active study approach – one that focusses on understanding the information before it is committed to your long-term memory.
Below, we’ve put together some great tips, tricks and study lists that go some way toward that goal. While this list is by no means exhaustive, it is a great start. Check back to this section soon as we continue to add more great tips every month.