Reading List


BaxterBoyd is often asked to recommend a book or other reading material that covers the syllabus of Pharmaceutical Medicine and that can help candidates prepare to sit the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine exam. In our experience the modern practice of Pharmaceutical Medicine is constantly being updated and no single reading source fully reflects this. However, as well as updating and refreshing our training programme each year we have compiled a reading list that contains the most important and relevant resources to assist individuals with their training in Pharmaceutical Medicine and to help candidates prepare for the Diploma exam.


General Reading

  • The Textbook of Pharmaceutical Medicine, 7th Edition (ISBN: 9780470659878)
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine (Oxford Specialist Handbooks),1st Edition (ISBN: 9780199609147)
  • How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine, 4th Edition
    (ISBN: 9781444334364)
  • Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Medicine, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 9783211898352)


Drug Safety

  • Good Pharmacovigilance Practice Guide, MHRA 2008 (ISBN: 9780853698340)
  • Safer Medicines, The Academy of Medical Sciences 2005  click here


Non-Clinical Safety Testing

  • ICH M3 (R2) Non-Clinical Safety Studies for the Conduct of Human Clinical Trials and Marketing Authorization for Pharmaceuticals click here
  • ICH S6 (R1) Preclinical Safety Evaluation of Biotechnology-Derived Pharmaceuticals
    click here


Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

  • Guidelines for Phase 1 Clinical Trials, ABPI 2012  click here
  • First in Human Studies, ABPI 2011 click here
  • Guideline on Strategies to identify and Mitigate Risks for FIH Clinical Trials with IMPs, CHMP 2007  click here
  • The Duff Report, Expert Scientific Group on Phase One Clinical Trials 2006  click here
  • Pharmacokinetics Made Easy, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 9780070285279)
  • Textbook of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 5th Edition (ISBN: 9780340900468)
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Questions for Self Assessment, 3rd Edition
    (ISBN: 9780340947432)


Medicines Regulation

  • Targeted Regulatory Writing Techniques: Clinical Documents for Drugs and Biologics
    (ISBN: 9783764383619)


Statistics and Data Management

  • ICH E9 Statistical Principles for Clinical Trials  click here
  • Statistical Thinking for Non-Statisticians in Drug Regulation, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 9781118470947)


Clinical Development

  • Clinical Research Manual 2017 Edition, Euromed Communications  click here
  • Declaration of Helsinki, World Medical Association 2013  click here
  • Medical Ethics Manual 3rd Edition, World Medical Association 2009  click here
  • EU Clinical Trials Directive 2001; replaced by the EU Clinical Trials Regulation 2014 click here
  • EU GCP Directive 2005  click here
  • ICH E6(R2) Integrated Addendum to Good Clinical Practice  click here
  • UK Clinical Trial Regulations (SI 2004 No. 1031)  click here
  • Good Clinical Practice for Clinical Trials, MHRA 2014 click here


Healthcare Marketplace

  • Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry, ABPI 2016  click here
  • The Code in Practice, 5th Edition (ISBN: 9780955209352)
  • Innovating for Health, Royal College of Physicians 2009  click here
  • Forum to Consider Earlier Access to Medicines, Ministerial Industry Strategy Group 2007  click here

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DPM 2017

Calendar of Events:


17th-18th February 2017

Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance


24th-25th  March 2017

Non-Clinical Safety Testing, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics


21st-22nd  April 2017
Medicines Regulation


26th-27th May 2017

Statistics & Data Management


28th May 2017

Critical Appraisal
Skills Workshop


23rd-24th June 2017

Clinical Development & Discovery Medicine


21st-22nd July 2017

Healthcare Marketplace


8th September 2017

MCQ Exam Technique &
Mock Exam Modules


6th-7th October 2017

SAQ & Critical Appraisal Exam Technique &
Mock Exam Modules

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