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A thorough and contemporaneous working knowledge of both pharmacology and therapeutics
is integral to the current practice of pharmacy, and both disciplines form a significant
and rudimentary part of the undergraduate curricula. It is vital that the student
is able to formulate scientific rationale for the use of pharmacological agents in
the treatment of disease, and that a sound underpinning knowledge of all relevant
disciplines enables them to do so. Of equal importance is the ability of the teacher
to present essential information about pharmacology and therapeutics as part of an
integrated curricula in a way that engages the student and enhances their appreciation
of the applicability of these various disciplines to clinical practice. Waller and
Sampson’s ‘Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics’ aims to encourage a deeper understanding
of the principals of drug usage by explaining the basic science underpinning clinical
application of pharmacological agents. This review seeks to investigate elements that
are specific to the needs of the target audience and will explore the potential of
this book in achieving those aims.