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Pharmacy Practice Resource Unit

The Pharmacy Practice Resource Unit (PPRU) is a mock pharmacy present on the ground floor of the Pharmacy Department and serves as an information centre for pharmacy students. There are several medicines and pharmaceutical devices on display and drug literature about each medicine is available.

The Pharmacy Practice Resource Unit (PPRU) is a laboratory which includes a mock pharmacy. It is located on the ground floor of the Department of Pharmacy and is intended for teaching and research aspects of pharmacy practice. A number of medicinal products and medical devices are on display as well as drug literature about different products is available.


In the PPRU students may:

  • Search for a particular medicinal product or dietary supplement and find information about it through the PPRU database on the computer, books, literature and patient information leaflets.
  • View medicinal products with the advantage of being able to open the packaging.
  • View and use various medical devices.
  • View discontinued preparations and formulations.
  • View wound care management products.

All students are kindly requested to bring and wear their lab coat in the PPRU.

Students are kindly asked to contact Dr Francesca Wirth about any matter regarding the PPRU.


PPRU Plan

 

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Ear, Gastrointestinal system Ear, nose, oropharynx and Eye Respiratory system, eye Medical Devices for Point-of-Care Testing and Extemporaneous Equipment Laboratory section Discontinued Preparations and Wound Care Products Vitamins and Baby products Drug Profile Cabinet Books, Journals and Pamphlets Cardiovascular system Obstetrics, gynaecology, and urinary-tract disorders, Endocrine system Central nervous system Musculoskeletal Sytem Tablet and Capsule Display Computer system Skin and Topical Medicines Infections

 

1-12

Medicine Cupboards

A

Tablet and Capsule Display

  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Central Nervous System
  • Infections
  • Miscellaneous (including Genito-urinary system and Endocrine system)

B

Books, Journals and Pamphlets

C

Drug Profile Cabinet

D

Computer system

E

Medical Devices for Point-of-Care Testing
and Extemporaneous Equipment

F

Laboratory section

G

Vitamins and Baby products

H

Discontinued Preparations and Wound Care Products


 

Medicines

Cupboard Contents   Cupboard Contents
1 Ear, nose, oropharynx
Injectables
7 Cardiovascular system
2 Gastrointestinal system 8 Obstetrics, gynaecology, and urinary-tract disorders
Endocrine system
3 Respiratory system
Eye
9 Central nervous system
Musculoskeletal Sytem
4 10
5 Skin and Topical Medicines 11 Infections
6 12

 

Books and Pamphlets *

  1.   
  2. Azzopardi LM. Validation Instruments for Community Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical care for the third millennium. Binghamton, NY: Pharmaceutical Products Press; 2000.  
  3. Bartstra JJJ. Practical Cases: Hypertension, stroke and atherosclerosis. Netherlands: Mediselect bv; 1998.  
  4. Baxter K, editor. Stockley’s Drug Interactions. 9th ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2010.  
  5. Bilous RW. Understanding Diabetes. Oxfordshire: Family Doctor Publications; 1995, 1998.   
  6. Biogen Information Series: Psychology and MS. France: Biogen; 1999.  
  7. Biogen Information Series: What is MS? France: Biogen; 1999.  
  8. Bogner WC, Thomas H. Drugs to Market: Creating value and advantage in the pharmaceutical industry. Oxford: Elsevier Science Ltd; 1996.  
  9. British Pharmacopoeia Commission. British Pharmacopoeia 2007. London: The Stationery Office; 2007.  
  10. British Pharmacopoeia Commission. British Pharmacopoeia 2008. London: The Stationery Office; 2008.  
  11. Bugeja P. Kelmet il-Malti Dictionary. 4th ed. Malta: Associated News (M) Ltd; 1999.  
  12. Carbonaro MC. Treatment Protocols in Primary Care: Gastro-intestinal disorders. Malta: Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta; 2011.  
  13. Cauchi MN. Inter-Professional Ethics in Health Care. Malta: The Bioethics Consultative Committee; 2001.  
  14. Ellul CA. Guidelines to Effective Immunisation. Malta: Health Promotion Department, Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta; 2006.  
  15. Foye WO, Lemke TL, Williams DA. Principles of Medicinal Chemistry. 4th ed. United States of America: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1995.  
  16. Harman RJ, Mason P. Handbook of Pharmacy Healthcare. 2nd ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2002.  
  17. Hawkins R. Understanding Nutrition and Health. London: Hawker Publications Limited; 1996.  
  18. Hornstra G, Uauy R, Yang X. The Impact of Maternal Nutrition on the Offspring. Switzerland: Nestec Ltd; 2004.  
  19. Joint Formulary Committee. British National Formulary. 53rd ed. London: BMJ Group and Pharmaceutical Press; 2006.  
  20. Joint Formulary Committee. British National Formulary. 56th ed. London: BMJ Group and Pharmaceutical Press; 2008.  
  21. Luty J, Harrison P. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology Made Memorable. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone; 1998.  
  22. Mason P. Dietary Supplements. 4th ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2012.  
  23. Mercieca D. Protocols for Treatment of Common Colds. Malta: Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta; 2009.  
  24. Monthly Index of Medical Specialities MIMS May 2008. London: Haymarket Medical Media; 2008.  
  25. Muscat M. Protocols for Paediatric Care. Malta: Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta; 2011.  
  26. O’Shea SP. Guidelines for the Prescribing of Analgesics. Malta: Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta; 2010.  
  27. Pace A. Bowel Disorders and Colorectal Cancer. Malta: Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta; 2007.  
  28. Paediatric Formulary Committee. BNF for Children 2011-2012. London: BMJ Group, Pharmaceutical Press, and RCPCH Publications; 2011.  
  29. Peters M. The British Medical Association Illustrated Medical Dictionary. 2nd ed. London: Dorling Kindersley Limited; 2007.  
  30. Reynolds JEF. Martindale: The extra pharmacopoeia. 31st ed. London: Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain; 1996  
  31. Spilker B (ed). Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics in Clinical Trials. 2nd ed. Pennsylvania: Lippincott-Raven Publishers; 1996.  
  32. Spiteri M. An English-Maltese Dictionary of Medical and Pharmaceutical Terms A-K. Malta: Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta; 2010.  
  33. Spiteri M. Herbal Monographs Including Herbal Medicinal Products and Food Supplements. Malta: Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta; 2011.  
  34. Van der Wieken-de Leeuw R, Hollander JM. Atherosclerosis: A disorder as old as life on earth. Holland: Mediselect Publishing; 1994.  
  35. Walker G (ed). ABPI Compendium of Data Sheets and Summaries of Product Characteristics. London: Datapharm Publications Limited; 1998.

 * Only a selection is listed on the site.

 


 

Journals

[Month Year Volume (Number)]

 

Australian Adverse Drug Reactions Bulletin

Australian Prescriber

         June 2000 19(2)

         Feb  2002 21(1)

         Jun  2002 21(2)

         Aug 2002 21(3)

         Dec 2002 21(4)

         Feb 2003 22(1)

         Apr 2003 22(2)

         Aug 2003 22(4)

         Oct 2003 22(5)

         Dec 2003 22(6)

         Feb 2004 23(1)

         Apr 2004 23(2)

         Aug 2005 24(4)

         Aug 2007 26(4)

         Feb 2008 27(1)

         Oct 2008 27(5)

         Jun 2009 28(3)

         Aug 2009 28(4)

         Oct 2009 28(5)

         1999 22(6)

         2000 23(5)

         2001 24(5)

         2002 25(1)

         2002 25(3)

         2002 25(4)

         2002 25(6)

         2003 26(1)

         2003 26(2)

         2003 26(4)

         2003 26(5)

         2003 26(6)

         Feb 2004 27(1)

         Apr 2004 27(2)

         Aug 2005 28(4)

         Apr 2006 29(2)

         Aug 2007 30(4)

         Feb 2008 31(1)

         Oct 2008 31(5)

         Jun 2009 32(3)

         Aug 2009 32(4)

         Oct 2009 32(5)

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (BJCP) [Sep 1999 48(3)]

 

European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

  • Dec 2003

  • Feb 2004

Cancer letters (Elsevier) [2003]

International Journal of Clinical Practice [Mar2004]

 

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology [Jul 2001 108(1)]

 

The New England Journal of Medicine

  • Feb 1998 338(9)

  • Sep 2001 345(12)

The Journal of the American Medical Association

  • Sep 2003

  • Oct 2003

  • Nov 2003

  • Jan 2004

  • Feb 2004

Middle East Pharmacy

  • 2000 8(5)

  • 2002 10(5)

  • 2003 11(1)

  • 2003 11(4)

  • 2004 12(3)

The Lancet

  • Sep 2003

  • Oct 2003

  • Nov 2003

  • Jan 2004

Pharmaceutical Journal

         Jan 1972 – Dec 2013

Good Clinical Pharmacy Practice Journal

         Jan 1994 – Dec 2001

British Medical Journal

         Jan 1995 – April 1995

Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association

         Jan 1998 – Dec 2005

LC.GC International

         Jan 1991 – Dec 2001

LC.GC Europe

         Jan 2005 – Dec 2014

Journal of Validation Technology

         Jan 2009 – Dec 2012

Chemist and Druggist

         Oct 1985 – Nov 1985

         Feb 1986 – Dec 1986

         Jan 1987 – Nov 1987

         Apr 1988 – Dec 1988

Annals of Pharmacotherapy

         Jan 1998 32 – Dec 1999 33

Pharmaceutical Care

         Jan 2000 – Dec 2003

European Pharmaceutical Executive

         Jan 2003 – Dec 2006

Drug Discovery World

         Jan 2001 – Dec 2012

Applied Clinical Trials

         Jan 1992 – Dec 2004

Pharmeuropa

         Jan 1991 – Dec 2006

Pharmacopeial Forum

         Jan 1994 – Dec 2010

WHO Drug Information

         Jan 1987 – Dec 2003

 



Medical Devices for Point-of-Care Testing


·         Accu-Check® Aviva Expert (Roche)

·         Accu-Chek® Active Blood Glucose Meter (Roche)

·         Accu-Chek® Go Blood Glucose Meter (Roche)

·         Accu-Chek® Safe-T-Pro Plus Lancing devices (Roche)

·         Accu-Chek® Softclix (Roche)

·         Accutrend Plus - Glucose, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Lactate (Cobas-Roche)

·         Accutrend® GC Cholesterol and Glucose Testing System (Roche)

·         Accutrend® Plus (Cobas)

·         Ascensia Elite™ Blood Glucose Meter (Bayer)

·         Ascensia™ Esprit® 2 Blood Glucose Meter (Bayer)

·         Big ben® Square Aneroid Sphygmomanometer (Riester)

·         BR-102 Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor (Schiller)

·         CGMS® System GOLD™ Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (Medtronic MiniMed)

·         Classic II S.E. Stethoscope (Littmann®)

·         Clinitek Status® Analyzer (Siemens)

·         CoaguChek S System (Roche)

·         CoaguChek® XS System (Roche)

·         DCA 2000®+ HbA1c Analyzer (Bayer)

·         Deluxe Handheld Aneroid Sphymomanometer (PiC Indolor)

·         EasyGluco ™ Blood Glucose Monitoring System

·         Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Octivetech 300c

·         Force Dial™ FDN 100 (Wagner Instruments)

·         Force TEN™ FDX (Wagner Instruments)

·         Major® II Blood Glucose Monitoring System

·         MediTouch® Blood Glucose Monitor (Medisana®)

·         Mercury Sphygmomanometer (Artsana)

·         Mercury Sphygmomanometer (Riester)

·         Microlet® Lancing Device (Bayer)

·         MTV Upper Arm Blood Pressure Measuring Device (Medisana®)

·         Multi Care Kit - Glucose, Cholesterol, Triglycerides (GIMA) 

·         Painmatcher® (Cefar Medical AB)

·         Pulse Oximeter CMS 50DL

·         Reflotron Plus (Roche)

·         Rightest™ GM550 Blood glucose monitoring system (Bionime corporation)

·         Risingmed Pulse Oximeter RPO-8B

·         Skin Fold Caliper

·         STAT-site® MHgb Haemoglobin Meter (Stanbio Laboratory)

·         Tensoval® comfort Digital Blood Pressure Monitor (Hartmann)

·         Urisys® 1100 analyser

·         Visomat® Comfort 20/40 Digital Blood Pressure Monitor (UEBE Medical GmbH)

 

Medication compliance aids and extemporaneous equipment are also available.

 


 

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