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Successful Learning in Pharmacy

Parastou Donyai, Daniel Grant, and Nilesh Patel from the School of Pharmacy recently authored Successful Learning in Pharmacy: Developing study and communication skills, published by Oxford University Press. 

Filled with practical help and guidance from a team of experienced pharmacists, Successful Learning in Pharmacy is an easy-to-read guide to all the skills pharmacy students will need early in their career. The book contains 12 chapters, which include Pharmacy-related examples and case studies throughout demonstrating the practical relevance of the skills being discussed.

  1. Learning to learn at university
  2. Learning from lectures
  3. Learning in the laboratory
  4. Finding and understanding information
  5. Writing good essays
  6. Perfecting verbal in-course assessments
  7. Applying critical thinking and critical writing
  8. Preparing for and sitting exams
  9. Working with others
  10. Undertaking practice placements and reflection on practice
  11. Understanding evidence-based practice
  12. Continuing professional development

About the authors

The authors of the book are experienced pharmacy educators who bring together wide ranging experiences: Parastou Donyai, Director of Pharmacy Practice, Reading School of Pharmacy, Daniel Grant, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Education, Reading School of Pharmacy, and Nilesh Patel, Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Reading School of Pharmacy.

  • Dr Parastou Donyai is Associate Professor of Social and Cognitive Pharmacy and Director of Pharmacy Practice at the Reading School of Pharmacy. A pharmacist with a PhD in Pharmacy, Dr Parastou Donyai also has a Degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Research Methods. Her research examines the psychology of medication usage and discontinuation and decision-making processes.
  • Dan Grant is Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Education at Reading School of Pharmacy. A hospital pharmacist by background, Dan has wide ranging experience of supporting and developing learners in the workplace and in Higher Education, from pharmacy technicians and undergraduate pharmacy students, to pre-registration pharmacist trainees and pharmacists undertaking post-registration clinical training. 
  • Dr Nilesh Patel is Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at the Reading School of Pharmacy. A pharmacist with a PhD in Pharmacy, Dr Nilesh Patel has worked across several disciplines within Pharmacy giving him a unique overview of science into practice. His research encompasses clinical pharmaceutics, which is the application of science into practice and vice versa. 

Please see the Oxford University Press book listing for more information and to place an order.  

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