The book is written to impart prescribing skills in second phase MBBS students, keeping in mind the implementation of competency-based medical education curriculum prescribed by National Medical Commission recently.
Clinical case scenarios of common diseases are discussed for better learning of prescribing in students in examination-friendly problem-based approach. Efforts are put in to select correct choice of drugs for common diseases along with alternative agents.
Communication skill is also important in present syllabus hence communication with patients in different situations and for drugs causing dependence is also included.
Importance of legal and ethical aspects of prescribing is incorporated.
Samples of common prescribing errors are written with correction tips at the end of chapter.
Prescribing in special groups to understand dose adjustments is included.
Critical appraisal and prescription audit for quality assessment and improvement in prescribing is also explained.
Advances in prescribing, for example e-prescribing, are also included.
Off label prescribing included for research scholars and postgraduate students
Will be a highly useful resource for undergraduate students undergoing medical, dental, or veterinary courses for their clinical training.
The book will serve as a reference resource for medical students in third phase, fourth phase and internship to recall treatment of common diseases during their clinical postings, and to prepare for competitive postgraduate entrance examinations.