Miss Eleanor Healer
Lecturer
Interprofessional Studies
Telephone: (01792) 205678 ext 8562

I started my career as a student midwife in East London where I completed 3 years training in diverse Whitechapel and Hackney. I came back to Wales to practice as a newly qualified midwife in Cardiff. After a short time in UHW, I moved on to Aneurin Bevan Health Board and spent 5 fantastic years as an integrated midwife, based in a stand-alone birth centre in the South Wales Valleys. In 2010 I decided to take a big step and head back to university to pursue a postgraduate masters, and in 2011 I completed an LLM in Medical Law from Cardiff University. This was to provide a spring board into teaching undergraduate midwives in midwifery and medical law to other healthcare cohorts at Swansea University, where I have enjoyed working since October 2011.

Teaching

  • SHM122 Bioscience for Midwifery

    This module will introduce the student to the structure and function of the human body and to the anatomical and physiological changes that occur throughout childbearing and the key principles of drug administration and infection control. A blended learning approach will be used to allow for greater flexibility and student autonomy in the learning process.

  • SHM123 Health in Childbearing

    This module will introduce the student to the role of the midwife in health promotion, specifically focusing on lifestyle issues, such as diet and exercise, alcohol and tobacco use, and breastfeeding. It will also formally introduce the student to the skills of critiquing research papers. A blended learning approach will be used to allow for greater flexibility and student autonomy in the learning process

  • SHM125 Foundations for Midwifery Practice

    This module will introduce the student to the practical skills of midwifery and will take place on placement with mentors in midwifery settings.

  • SHM244 Complicated Childbearing

    This module supports student midwives to build on the knowledge gained in their education to date, in order to develop their clinical and theoretical knowledge further. Understanding risk and focusing on holistic practice will enhance their decision making and assessment skills, whilst developing their competence in dealing with complex and emergency situations. Module content draws upon the current politico-legal and evidence frameworks and guidance, incorporating the development of skills of understanding the use of evidence in clinical practice. A Blended Learning approach will be used to allow for greater flexibility and student autonomy in the learning process.

  • SHM328 Optimising Midwifery Practice

    This module aims to enhance and build on the student¿s research practice skills and to also consider the current midwifery issues in depth. A blended learning approach will be used to allow for greater flexibility and student autonomy in the learning process.

  • SHM329 Effective Midwifery Practice

    This module will continue to develop the student¿s practical skills in midwifery and will take place on placement with mentors in midwifery and other health care settings.

  • SHPM45 Introduction to Law and Medicine

    This module introduces the legal system in England & Wales and its role in medicine. Students will be introduced to the nature of law and legal argument and learn how to evaluate case law in relation to consent to examination and treatment.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Departmental Lead for Baby Friendly Initiative - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2011 - Present

  • Lead for Authentic World training and exam - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2011 - Present

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2011 2011 Midwife Portland Hospital, HCA
2005 2010 Integrated Midwife Aneurin Bevan Health Board
2004 2005 Rotational Midwife Cardiff and the Vale NHS trust