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Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences: Medicine / drug information

A guide to resources for pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

Medicine / drug information

The following resources are commonly used in pharmacy practice:

Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook (APF)

   Australian pharmaceutical formulary and handbook: A guide to best practice (25th ed.) - only available in print. It's highly recommended that pharmacy students purchase their own copy as copies can only be used within the Library (i.e., reference material can't be borrowed).

Further resources

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA) recommends the following resources to check for interactions.

The following resources also provide a drug interaction checker:

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

These books represent a very small selection of titles we have available in our collection. We encourage you to search for other titles; you may wish to try the following search terms: complementary alternative medicines or traditional medicines or integrative medicines etc. You could also try searching for specific cultural traditions or complementary approaches (e.g. Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine, yoga etc).

These journals represent a small selection of high quality journals focused on CAMs. We subscribe to many more and encourage you to explore further.

The Bush Medicine Garden was launched in 2015 at the Parkville campus. The garden showcases a number of native plants and acknowledges First Nations cultural practices and knowledge systems in the use of flora for healing.

Next time you are on campus take a look at the garden located in front of buildings 403/404.  

Some of the plants featured:

  • Yellow buttons (Chrysocephalum apiculatum)
  • Old man's beard (Clematis microphylla)
  • Blue flax lily (Dianella caerulea)