|1.||Describe drugs commonly prescribed during pregnancy and labour and articulate their effects on the woman and the developing fetus.|
|2.||Analyse pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of medications as it pertains to lactation and the neonate.|
|3.||Debate the benefits and dilemmas of medication use during the childbearing continuum for women with a mental health condition and women using illicit substances.|
|4.||Evaluate the use of drugs in neonates, including vaccination and their adverse effects on term and premature babies.|
|5.||Appraise the professional issues related to midwifery in relation to prescribing medication.|
|6.||Demonstrate numeracy skills required for the safe practice of medication administration.|
|Test||Topic Test (1 hour)||20%|
|Essay||Essay (1500 words)||30%|
|Examination||Final Written Examination (3 hours)||50%|
Pharmacology and medicines management for nurses. (4th ed).
Downie, G., Mackenzie, J. & Williams, A. (2008).
Churchill Livingstone: Edinburgh.
Pharmacology for midwives: the evidence base for safe practice, (2nd ed).
Jordan, S. (2010).
Palgrave: Basingstoke, UK.
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