Mrs Lynne Walsh
Senior Lecturer
Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 602219

Lynne is a registered Mental Health  Nurse (RMN) and a Registered General Nurse (RGN). She has personal experience of distance learning having completed her first degree with the Open University in 1997. She then undertook a Masters in Nursing Science degree in 2000.

She has published on mental health and well-being and also published a commissioned book in 2009 on Depression across the lifespan. This was commissioned by Wiley/Blackwell publishers. She has presented at local, National and International conferences on mental health and well-being and on attrition in BSC nursing programs.

She also has an interest in supporting the mental health and well-being of students in University through transition from accessing the course to qualifying as a professional nurse, promoting their health and well-being and promoting emotional resilience.

Lynne is also a member of the Fitness to Practice Panel and has an interest in promoting health and wellbeing and combines both mental health and public health interests through her  research. 

Teaching

  • SHDM10 Introduction to Research in Professional Practice

    This is a core module for the Doctorate in Professional Practice. The module will enable students to explore the theory and principles of practitioner-research and critically reflect on their own practice within their workplace. The module will also systematically explore a range of methods for practitioner-research as well as the ethical issues associated with this.

  • SHG107 An Introduction to Healthcare Practice

    This module provides an introduction to core nursing concepts, such as law, ethics, research, numeracy and health promotion.

  • SHG213 Teaching in Clinical Practice

    The aim of this module is to enable practitioners to facilitate teaching and assessing in practice and to identify whether learning has been achieved to also promote on-going teaching and learning. The clinical focus is demonstrated in the learning outcomes which are assessed by application to practice.

  • SHG237 Key Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    The incidence of mental health problems is rising within the population of children and young people. This has become a matter of concern for all agencies. There is a need for society to acknowledge that these issues concern everyone, so that these problems can be addressed and suitable care and access to treatment be provided to enable the child and young person to fulfill their potential and participate within their communities and society.

  • SHG3041 Fundamentals of Community Practice

    Following a community nursing review commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government in 2006) it was recommended that a more flexible, modular framework for the development of community nursing be made available across Wales, hence the development of this All Wales module. The module will frontload the Specialist Practice Qualification (SPQ) in community nursing and can be used to AP(E)L against the SPQ. The module can also be delivered as a standalone module that will continue to be funded by WAG and will run for 15 weeks (theory and practice). A flexible approach will be used to deliver the module with some sessions being provided through blackboard. There are four themes incorporated in the module where each theme has a theoretical and clinical outcome. The themes are: Community as the Context of Care, Professional Role and Accountability, Clinical Practice in the community, The Family (sociological and psychological perspectives). Each student will be supported by a sign off mentor or Community Practice Teacher (CPT) in a practice setting that has undergone an educational audit. The CPT / sign-off mentor will assess the student¿s competency to practice.

  • SHG3077 Managing Mental Health Conditions in Physically Ill Patients

    The aim of this module is to provide health care practitioners with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills which will enable them to provide better care for physically ill patients with mental health conditions. It will support practitioners to become more confident and competent in their practice.

  • SHG3089 Fundamentals of Community Mental Health Practice

    This module provides students with the opportunity to examine and develop the core values, knowledge and skills associated with the provision of safe, effective and collaborative mental health care in the community. By the end of the module students will have knowledge of the formal and informal resources available to people living with mental health problems in the community, and will recognise the importance of promoting partnerships with service users in meeting needs. Students will be supported to develop their capabilities in assessment, care provision and coordination and decision-making, with due regard to the available evidence, and will have knowledge of relevant policy and law related to community mental health practice.

  • SHG327 Teaching in Clinical Practice

    The aim of this module is to enable practitioners to facilitate teaching and assessing in practice and to identify whether learning has been achieved to also promote on-going teaching and learning. The clinical focus is demonstrated in the learning outcomes which are assessed by application to practice.

  • SHG369 Key Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    The incidence of mental health problems is rising within the population of children and young people. This has become a matter of concern for all agencies. There is a need for society to acknowledge that these issues concern everyone, so that these problems can be addressed and suitable care and access to treatment be provided to enable the child and young person to fulfill their potential and participate within their communities and society.

  • SHG387 Working with individuals who have a dementia-type illness and their carers

    This module aims to take a holistic approach to working with people who have dementia and their carers. The impact of dementia in terms of losses experienced by younger people who have dementia (under 65 years of age), older people who have dementia (aged over 65 years) and their families or carers will be explored. Assessment strategies, therapeutic interventions and the legal and ethical issues relevant to dementia care will be considered.

  • SHGM08 Working in Community and Primary Health Care Practice

    A review of community nursing education programmes throughout Wales (commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government in 2006) led to the decision that future provision of education for practitioners working in the community will focus on a modularised approach. This new modularised approach enables the provision of an educational framework that matches the profile of different roles within community nursing teams. The module in particular will focus its attention on the many challenges facing practitioners today who work in this continuously changing yet challenging environment. The module addresses the recommendations put forward in recent policy documents Community Nursing Strategy (WAG 2009) and Together for Health (WG, 2011). This module will follow the design and structure (as dictated by the All Wales working group for community nurse education) of the core community module in that there are 4 themes which form the underlying content of the module. The themes are as follows: 1. Community as the context of care; 2. Professional Role and Accountability; 3. Clinical Practice in the Community; 4. The Family.

  • SHGM09 Working in Community and Primary Mental Health Care Practice

    This module provides students with the opportunity to examine and develop the core values, knowledge and skills associated with the provision of safe, effective and collaborative mental health care in the community. By the end of the module students will have knowledge of the formal and informal resources available to people living with mental health problems in the community, and will recognise the importance of promoting partnerships with service users in meeting needs. Students will be supported to develop their capabilities in assessment, care provision and coordination and decision-making, with due regard to the available evidence, and will have knowledge of relevant policy and law related to community mental health practice.

  • SHGM10 Working with Individuals, Families & Communities in Primary Health Care Practice

    The module is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of practitioners in community and primary health practice. This will require that practitioners have an understanding of the underpinning concepts and approaches to primary health practice and the role of public health. 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

  • SHHM06 The Social Aspects of Long Term and Chronic Illness

    Students will be enabled to consider the social aspects of long term and chronic illness to gain understanding of the effects on the individual and society. The module will provide an opportunity to learn about the lived experiences of people, throughout the life course, whose lives are affected by long term and chronic illness. Consideration will be given also to the study of carers¿ experiences, examining their role and how their needs may be met. The module will focus on aspects of long term and chronic condition management that are overlooked in bio-medical approaches by examining in detail how people make sense of and cope with long term and chronic illness. It will also encourage practitioners to critically evaluate the delivery of care to patients with long term and chronic conditions and their carers within its strategic framework.

  • SHN276 Health Promotion and Public Health (Mental Health)

    Health promotion and public health are essential components of the nurse‿s role. This module aims to provide students with an understanding of public health development, the nurse‿s role and priorities for action such as inequalities, advocacy and partnership working. Key principles of health promotion and its role within public health will also be explored. The module will also provide students with knowledge of how to promote health within practice across the lifespan in a variety of settings.

  • 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.

  • SHN3057 Leadership and Management (Adult)

    The aim of this module is to enable the student to participate in the organisation, management and delivery of safe care to clients/service users in accordance with recognised legal, ethical and professional frameworks for practice. The module aims to ensure that students develop a critical understanding of the processes of clinical governance and continuous quality improvement through clinical leadership and can apply these principles to the practice setting, using a range of communication skills, reflection, clinical judgment and critical evaluation of the evidence base for nursing practice.

  • SHN3065 Enhancing Skills in Community Mental Health Nursing Practice

    This module is designed to enable students to develop their skills of judgment, reflective practice, discretion and decision making in the provision of community mental health nursing care. The student constructs his or her own learning through relevant learning activities, and in turn, is expected to disseminate this new knowledge to their peer group, mentors and course tutors. In recognising that students have a range of learning needs, learning styles and professional experiences, this work-based focus module aims to encourage students to become more aware of the opportunities to develop particular areas of their practice. Students will be expected to provide a rationale for the development of a specific area of their practice and to plan, initiate and complete a practice development initiative. Through this process of work-based practice development, the student should have greater knowledge and understanding in an area of practice that is relevant to their individual need and that of the service user.

  • SHTM35 Researching Educational Practice

    This module aims to develop participants¿ awareness of the key issues, principles and practice of educational research and to provide the knowledge and understanding required to conduct small-scale research into their own practice.