UCL School of Pharmacy


New edition of Aulton's Pharmaceutics now available

25 August 2017


Prof Kevin Taylor has co-edited the recently published new edition of Aulton’s Pharmaceutics, the preeminent pharmaceutics undergraduate textbook for MPharm students.

Pharmaceutics is the science of converting drug substances into formulated medicines and is a subject specialism unique to the pharmacy syllabus.

For many years, and three editions, Prof Mike Aulton (Emeritus Professor, De Montfort University) edited this textbook, widely known as “Aulton”. For the fourth and this latest fifth edition, Kevin has worked as a co-editor with Mike, leading to a significant redesign of the book and bringing in new chapter authors and subject areas relevant to contemporary medicine formulation and drug delivery.

Kevin said “The philosophy of this fifth edition remains unchanged from earlier editions; it is intentionally structured and written for newcomers to the design of dosage forms, particularly pharmacy undergraduates. Other expert texts can provide greater detail for each of the subject areas considered, once the basics outlined in this book have been mastered.

Whilst the subject matter is essentially the same as the previous edition, the detail has changed significantly, because pharmaceutics itself has changed, particularly in the way certain dosage forms are designed and drugs are delivered. These developments are reflected in this new edition. Major innovations introduced for the fifth edition are access to a free eBook and the availability online of more than 400 self-assessment questions, compiled by my colleague at the School, Dr Sudax Murdan”.

Contributors include a number of current and former School of Pharmacy people:  Susan Barker, Abdul Basit, Steve Brocchini, Graham Buckton, Simon Gaisford, Sudax Murdan, Mine Orlu, Somavarapu Satyanarayana, Andreas Schatzlein, Catherine Tuleu, Ijeoma Uchegbu and Gareth Williams.

Aulton's Pharmaceutics cover

Image courtesy of Elsevier

Further information: ISBN 978-0-7020-7005-1

Contact: Professor Kevin Taylor