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Hugo and Russell's Pharmaceutical Microbiology, 8th Edition



Hugo and Russell's Pharmaceutical Microbiology, 8th Edition


Pharmaceutical microbiology has a bearing on all aspects of pharmacy, from the manufacture and quality control of pharmaceutical products through to an understanding of the mode of action of antibiotics.

Fully revised and restructured, drawing on the contributions of subject experts, and including material relevant to the European curricula in pharmacy, the eighth edition covers:

  • biology of micro-organisms
  • pathogens and host response
  • prescribing therapeutics
  • contamination and infection control
  • pharmaceutical production
  • current trends and new directions

Hugo and Russell’s Pharmaceutical Microbiology, a standard text for Schools of Pharmacy for seven editions, continues to be a user-friendly and authoritative guide for both students and practitioners of pharmacy and pharmaceutical microbiology.

'Highly Commended' in the Pharmacology section of the 2012 BMA Book Awards

Related Resources

List of contributors.

Preface to the eighth edition.

Preface to the first edition.

Part 1 Biology of Microorganisms.

1 Introduction to pharmaceutical microbiology.

2 Fundamental features of microbiology.

3 Bacteria.

4 Fungi.

5 Viruses.

6 Protozoa.

Part 2 Pathogens and Host Responses.

7 Principles of microbial pathogenicity and epidemiology.

8 Microbial biofilms: consequences for health.

9 Immunology.

10 Vaccination and immunization.

Part 3 Prescribing Therapeutics.

11 Antibiotics and synthetic antimicrobial agents:their properties and uses.

12 Mechanisms of action of antibiotics and synthetic anti-infective agents.

13 Bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

14 Clinical uses of antimicrobial drugs.

15 Antibiotic prescribing and antibiotic stewardship.

16 Public health microbiology: infection prevention and control.

Part 4 Contamination and Infection Control.

17 Microbial spoilage, infection risk and contamination control.

18 Laboratory evaluation of antimicrobial agents.

19 Chemical disinfectants, antiseptics and preservatives.

20 Non-antibiotic antimicrobial agents: mode of action and resistance.

21 Sterilization procedures and sterility assurance

Part 5 Pharmaceutical Production

22 Sterile pharmaceutical products

23 Principles of good manufacturing practice.

24 The manufacture and quality control of immunological products.

25 Recombinant DNA technology.

Part 6 Current Trends and New Directions.

26 The wider contribution of microbiology to the pharmaceutical sciences.

27 Alternative strategies for antimicrobial therapy.