Recommended pharmacy books for 1st year onwards Watch

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Just finsished my A-levels, but unfortuneltely, I was deemed 'unfit' to study Dentistry. So Pharmacy it is for me!

I'm trying to find some good literature (for first year pharmacy especially), which will help me get a good start. Any pharmacy students out there? Your advice would me most appreciated.

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Just finsished my A-levels, but unfortuneltely, I was deemed 'unfit' to study Dentistry. So Pharmacy it is for me!

I'm trying to find some good literature (for first year pharmacy especially), which will help me get a good start. Any pharmacy students out there? Your advice would me most appreciated.

What you will need to read at university will depend on what university you go to and your lecturer, as most lecturers have their own books which, perhaps unsurprisingly, they prefer you to read so you may find yourself just having to re-read similar information when you get there or even information totally different to what is in books other pharmacy students recommend so its probably best to not bother and just enjoy your free time before you start. Also remember if you don’t know what to read, nobody else will so you will all be in the same boat, so don’t feel that you will be off to a bad start if you go into it knowing nothing about it.
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Pharmacy at Aston, if it helps.
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Pharmacy at Aston, if it helps.
again it will depend on your tutor and what his/her latest book is, it will also depend on what modules you chose to do. You will be given a reading list when you start so it will give you plenty of opportunity to get ahead of everyone else, so its best to wait than to waste your time now.
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Cheers stevo, but I'm still interested in other peoples opinions.
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hey im doing pharmacy and i'm not bothering to buy books until i get to uni because your tutor should give you a book list which tells you which books you might want to buy, but you dont need to as the university library should be sufficient enough for first year
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Rang and Dale ~ Pharmacology is really good book and also McMurry ~ Organic Chemistry. Those were the only two books I bought in my first year. I think at Aston you might have to buy your own BNF too, not sure if they give you a MEP either.

I'd wait until you get there though and check out how many copies the library has as to whether you'll buy them. (Well except for the BNF - this your bible for the rest of your working life )
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Rang and Dale ~ Pharmacology is really good book and also McMurry ~ Organic Chemistry. Those were the only two books I bought in my first year. I think at Aston you might have to buy your own BNF too, not sure if they give you a MEP either.

I'd wait until you get there though and check out how many copies the library has as to whether you'll buy them. (Well except for the BNF - this your bible for the rest of your working life )
Except it only lasts 6 months

I'd agree with the two books you said though, especially McMurry for the first year. Also Aulton's Pharmaceutics is a good one.
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Yeah Aulton's Pharmaceutics is a really good book - found it really helpful last year didn't need it for the first year though as we didn't do any formulation really - dunno what other unis do.
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