Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics for Midwives PG (9282.2)
|HECS Bands:||2, 4|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Pharmacy|
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This unit, along with, 9283 Prescribing in Midwifery, will provide midwives with advanced knowledge and skills for prescribing within the midwifery scope of practice.
This unit will focus on pharmacological concepts and pharmacokinetic considerations in general and specific to pregnancy and breastfeeding. The unit also addresses a range of therapeutic considerations impacting on drug action.
On completion of the unit, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in the area of physiology, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, as it applies to prescribing within the context of midwifery care;
2. Demonstrate advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills enabling good clinical judgment in relation to prescribing for clinical conditions in pregnancy, birth or the puerperium; and
3. Demonstrate the capacity to draw on knowledge of evidence and safety frameworks to promote quality and safety in prescribing.
3 hours per week.