Publications

  1. How do university education and clinical experience influence pre-registration nursing students' infection control practice? A descriptive, cross sectional survey. Nurse Education Today 34(2), 196-201.
  2. & Inter-professional differences in compliance with standard precautions in operating theatres: A multi-site, mixed methods study. International Journal of Nursing Studies 49(8), 953-968.
  3. Commentary: the importance of education and vaccination in reducing the risk of hepatitis infection among nursing students. International Nursing Review 58, 186-187.
  4. The systems approach to error reduction: factors influencing inoculation injury reporting in the operating theatre. Journal of Nursing Managment
  5. Quantitative research in paramedic practice: an overview. In Griffiths P, Mooney G (Ed.), The Paramedics Guide to Research: An Introduction. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

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Teaching

  • SHG209 Research and Critical Appraisal

    This module is designed to enable the student to critically analyse qualitative and quantitative research articles to enable them to identify the quality of the research evidence and their implications towards informing their future practice .

  • SHG3033 Tissue Viability

    This module aims to further develop the knowledge and skills of health care professionals who are involved in the care and management of patients with wounds, including pressure and leg ulcers. Students will be required to undertake a minimum of 3 clinical days away from their practice base ideally placed with a wound care specialist.

  • SHG3108 Research and Critical Appraisal

    This module is aimed at enabling persons working within the health sector to gain knowledge of research and critical appraisal skills, including confidence as critical readers of health related research and literature and its application to practice. The module has been developed to meet the needs of practitioners who are expected to deliver evidence based practice. Health care practitioners have a duty to ensure that the care and services delivered are both efficient and effective. To fulfil this expectation, they need to develop a range of skills associated with evidence-based care. Firstly, they must be able to find the evidence. This involves accessing library resources and developing a range of IT skills to search the literature effectively. Secondly, once the evidence is located, they must be able to make sense of it and critically appraise it. Competence in these activities requires understanding of research methods and the critiquing process. The module also aims to improve and develop writing and referencing skills.

  • SHGM18 Foundations in Research

    The purpose of this module is to provide a critical understanding of the research process and methodological approaches to sound applied research. The module will be delivered in a systematic approach facilitating individual and group learning, and will stimulate the development of research skills that will enable learners to apply them in their work environment and contribute to strengthening the notion and implementation of evidence based practice.

  • SHGM89 Health Protection

    This module contextualises Health Protection within Public Health and Health Promotion Practice. It provides an overview of the key concepts of infection control, prevention of threats to human health from external environmental hazards, and outbreak management

  • SHHM13 Advanced Practice: Management and Leadership

    This module provides students with the opportunity to critically examine their role in relation to management and leadership issues. The focus will be on providing the student with knowledge and skills to enhance their practice.

  • SHHM15 Data Collection Methods

    This module aims to provide students with an overview of the range of data collection methods available to individuals undertaking research and to enable the student to consider the implications, application strengths and weaknesses of the various data collection methods. The module will also provide insight into the ways that such methods may be applied effectively and ethically in social research.

  • SHN249 Infection Control Principles and Practice

    This module is intended for all practitioners, providing them with an understanding of the prevention and control of infection, equip them to evaluate this knowledge and to apply it in their clinical area. The module will enable the practitioner to enhance and extend their understanding of microbiology and infection control through analysis of current evidenced based practice and theory. The module will enable students to understand the importance of infection control for staff and patient protection and its broader impact on public health.

  • SHN281 Comparative Health Care

    This module will enable international students on the BSc (Hons) Professional Nursing Studies (2 Year Option) to undertake a short clinical placement in a healthcare setting in Wales. This experience should enable students to compare health care delivery between practice in their home country and Wales.

  • SHN3042 Research and Development in Community Nursing Practice

    This core module builds on students┬┐ previous knowledge of research and aims to expand their knowledge and understanding of the research process to include an appreciation of how practice and research are interrelated and its application to community nursing practice. There is an emphasis on 'action learning' approaches - which means that students are encouraged to read, notice and reflect on their practice and knowledge development and share their progress/difficulties in an educative, supportive and challenging arena (with other students and teachers). The main aim is to assist students to apply knowledge and skills learned whilst developing their own personal and professional practice. In order to facilitate the integration of theory and practice, which is essential to a practice discipline, students will be placed in concurrent practice.

  • SHN3048 Promoting the Public Health of Populations

    The module is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of practitioners in public health practice and primary health care. This will require that practitioners have an understanding of the underpinning concepts and approaches to public health practice and the role of public health in primary health care. Collaborative ways of working between sectors will be explored within the above context in order that students can plan and evaluate strategies for the improvement of health of individuals, groups and local populations. They will develop skills to work with others to plan, implement and evaluate programmes and projects, as well as appraising policies to recommend changes to improve health and well-being. Students have to be placed in concurrent practice for completion of this module.

  • SHN3051 Research & Development in SCPHN Practice

    This core module builds on students' previous knowledge of research and aims to expand their knowledge and understanding of the research process to include an appreciation of how practice and research are interrelated and its application to SCHPN practice. There is an emphasis on 'action learning' approaches - which means that students are encouraged to read, notice and reflect on their practice and knowledge development and share their progress/difficulties in an educative, supportive and challenging arena (with other students and teachers). The focus of this module is `research appreciation'. The main aim is to assist students to apply knowledge and skills learned whilst developing their own personal and professional practice. In order to facilitate the integration of theory and practice, which is essential to a practice discipline, students will be placed in concurrent practice.

  • SHN3066 Research and Development in Community Mental Health Nursing Practice

    This core module builds on the student┬┐s prior knowledge of research and aims to expand their knowledge and understanding of the research process, to include an appreciation of how practice and research are interrelated and its application to community mental health nursing practice. There is an emphasis on 'action learning' approaches - which means that students are encouraged to read, recognise and reflect on their practice and knowledge development, in order to share their progress/difficulties in an educative, supportive and challenging arena (with other students and teachers). The main aim is to assist students to apply knowledge and skills learned whilst developing their own personal and professional practice. In order to facilitate the integration of theory and practice, which is essential to a practice discipline, students will be located in concurrent practice.

  • SHN391 Evidence Based Infection Control and Management

    This module is intended for all practitioners, and enables them to critically examine policies and practices with regard to the prevention and control of infection within healthcare and the wider community. It will enable students to analyse the healthcare environment in relation to service provision and infection control practices; discuss multi-professional role and responsibilities in relation to infection control; critically analyse the nature of evidence for practice within infection control; evaluate the resource implications of infection control services; and discuss the education strategies to promote infection control.

Supervision

  • Advanced Nursing Practice: Effecting change in an Elderly Rehabilitation Service (current)

    Student name:
    DProf
    Other supervisor: Dr Darren Edwards
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
  • Does participation in an e-learning programme improve NMP knowledge, performance, willingness to prescribe and confidence? (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Tessa Watts
  • Student-Staff Partnership in Curriculum Design in Higher Education (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Mrs Alyson Einion