This subject builds on undergraduate pharmacology knowledge extending it to the midwifery context. The content will help students to develop their understanding of the cellular mechanisms and physiological outcomes of drug actions and interactions on the woman and neonate during pregnancy, labour and the post postpartum period. Changes in pharmacokinetic parameters, together with pharmacodynamics, will also be explored with a focus on their influence on dosing and drug administration. In addition to prescribed and over the counter medications, this subject will consider complementary therapies as well as the impact of smoking, alcohol and illicit drug use on the woman and neonate during pregnancy and postpartum periods. Legal and ethical pharmacology issues will also be explored.
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
Graduate Diploma of Midwifery
Undergraduate nursing pharmacology.
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