The basis for this text book originally stemmed from my passion for developing better methods in formulation of dosage form by using novel techniques in treatment of various diseases. As the world moves into the digital age, generating vast amount of data and born digital content, there will be a greater need to access legacy material created with outdated technology. It is my passion to not only find out, but to develop tools to break down barriers of accessibility for future generation. In truth, I could not have achieved my current level of success without a strong support group. First of all, my parents, who supported me with love and understanding. And secondly, my committee members, each of whom has provided patient advice and guidance throughout the research process. Thank you all for your unwavering support.
Health science is the branch of science focused on health. There are two main approaches to health science: the study and research of the body and health-related issues to understand how humans (and animals) function, and the application of that knowledge to improve health and to prevent and cure diseases and other physical and mental impairments. The science builds on many sub-fields, including pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical microbiology endeavor to better understand and improve human health through applications in areas such as health education, biomedical engineering, biotechnology and public health.