100 Pharmacology

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Updated Feb. 14/23


Pharmacology Resources [Excel file]  by various (Various open licences)

A list of links to pharmacology resources. Resources include videos, courses, textbooks, and more.

Supplementary Materials

Public Health in Pharmacy Practice: A Casebook, 2nd Edition by Jordan R Covvey; Vibhuti Arya; Natalie DiPietro Mager; Neyda Gilman; MaRanda Herring; Leslie Ochs; and Lindsay Waddington (CC BY)

This casebook was developed in an effort to further the goals of pharmacy curricula related to population-based care, cultural sensitivity, interprofessional collaboration, and health and wellness. This casebook is a collaboration of over 90 individuals with expertise and training in public health pharmacy. Topics include cross-cultural care, health literacy and disparities, infectious disease, health promotion and disease prevention, medication safety, structural racism, advocacy/policy analysis, chronic disease, women’s health, rural health, and travel medicine.


Fundamentals of Nursing Pharmacology – 1st Canadian Edition  by Chippewa Valley Technical College; Amanda Egert; Kimberly Lee; and Manu Gill (CC-BY)

This adapted open-access Canadian Nursing Pharmacology textbook was designed specifically for the entry-level undergraduate nursing student. It is also applicable to other health disciplines for use. This textbook explores pharmacological concepts by showing the connections between pathophysiology, pharmacological principles, and common medication classes. This textbook also provides learning tools to improve the students retention with quizzes, videos, concept maps, drug cards, and is organized using a concept-based teaching approach.

Nursing Pharmacology  by Open RN (CC BY)

Introduces the principles of pharmacology, including drug classifications and their effects on the body. Emphasis is on the use of the components of the nursing process when administering medications.

Nursing Pharmacology – Chippewa Valley Technical College  by Open Resources for Nursing (Open RN) (CC BY)

This book is designed for entry-level undergraduate nursing students and is aligned with the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Pharmacology course (543-103).  It explains basic concepts of pharmacology and describes common medication classes. This book is not intended to be used as a drug reference book, but direct links are provided to DailyMed, which provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States.

Principles of Pharmacology – Study Guide  Edited by Dr. Esam El-Fakahany and Becky Merkey, MEd (CC BY-NC)

A study guide covering the basics of pharmacology.

This chapter is adapted from Pharmacology in OER by Discipline Directory by Edited by Lauri M. Aesoph and Josie Gray.


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