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MindTap® Basic Health Sciences, 2 terms (12 Months) Instant Access for Woodrow/Colbert/Smith's Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions, 7th Edition

  • Ruth Woodrow
  • Bruce J. Colbert University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • David M. Smith
  • ISBN-10: 1285855957  |  ISBN-13: 9781285855950
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.00
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  • Contol what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • A guided learning path demonstrates the relevance of basic pharmacology principles to health care professions through engagement activities, interactive exercises and procedural videos.
  • Elevates learning by providing real-world application to better engage students.
  • Students apply an understanding of pharmacology through patient education scenarios, simulations that elevate the study of pharmacology by challenging students to apply concepts to practice.
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The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.

1. Consumer Safety and Drug Regulations.
2. Drug Names and References.
3. Sources and Bodily Effects of Drugs.
4. Medication Preparations and Supplies.
5. Abbreviations and Systems of Measurement.
6. Safe Dosage Calculations.
7. Responsibilities and Principles of Drug Administration.
8. Administration by the Gastrointestinal Route.
9. Administration by the Parenteral Route.
10. Poison Control.
11. Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs.
12. Skin Medications.
13. Autonomic Nervous System Drugs.
14. Antineoplastic Drugs.
15. Urinary System Drugs.
16. Gastrointestinal Drugs.
17. Anti-Infective Drugs.
18. Eye Medications.
19. Analgesics, Sedatives, and Hypnotics.
20. Psychotropic Medications, Alcohol, and Drug Abuse.
21. Musculoskeletal and Anti-inflammatory Drugs.
22. Anticonvulsants, Antiparkinsonian Drugs, and Agents for Alzheimer’s Disease.
23. Endocrine System Drugs.
24. Reproductive System Drugs.
25. Cardiovascular Drugs.
26. Respiratory System Drugs and Antihistamines.
27. Drugs and Older Adults.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1285855973 | ISBN-13: 9781285855974

    List Price = $147.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.25

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ruth Woodrow

Ruth Woodrow is a Medical Consultant for Education and Infection Control in the Health Services Department at Senior Friendship Centers, Inc. in Sarasota, Florida. The former Director of Staff Development at Plymouth Harbor, Inc., she also taught pharmacology at the Sarasota County Technical Institute.

Bruce J. Colbert

Bruce Colbert is an associate professor and director of the Allied Health Care Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The author of nine traditional books, he also developed an interactive worktext and DVD program on student success. Focusing on such topics as stress and time management, he has presented more than 250 regional and national lectures and workshops devoted to professional skills, enhancing critical and creative thinking as well as effective decision making. In addition Mr. Colbert consults with educational programs to improve teaching effectiveness.

David M. Smith

David M. Smith is President of Westcoast Pharmacy Consultants and the former Director of Pharmacy for Bons Secours-Venice Hospital and Health System. His articles have appeared in Pharmacy Times, Hospital Formulary, and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.


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