Mrs Nia Griffin
Lecturer/Specialist Practitioner in District Nursing
Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 205678 ext 8538

Teaching

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SHG3092 Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber - V150

    This module is of six month duration and will facilitate the acquisition of appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes for safe effective prescribing from the Nurse Prescribing Formulary. Successful completion will enable the practitioner to record their qualification as a `Community practitioner nurse prescriber (V150)¿.

  • SHG332 Foundations of Community Practice (Non Specialist Practice Qualification)

    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.

  • 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

  • SHGM20 Continuing Your Professional Development in Community and Primary Health Care Practice

    This module is a core module for students on the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc Community and Primary Health Care Practice. It will introduce students to the principles of work based learning and the skills required to facilitate personal and professional development for themselves and for their colleagues.

  • SHHM57 Public Health and Epidemiology for Physician’s Associates

    This module will introduce students on the Physician¿s Associate Studies programme to epidemiological principles, their relationship to public health and the core concepts in health promotion that will inform their practice.

  • SHN3027 Teaching and Learning for Practice Teachers

    This module aims to prepare Practice Teachers for a role in teaching, supervising and assessing students whilst in clinical practice. This module has been developed according to the NMC Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (NMC, 2006, 2008), which take the form of a developmental framework within the context of inter-professional learning and working in modern day health care.

  • SHN3043 Enhancing Skills in District Nursing Practice

    This module is designed to enable students to achieve higher levels of judgment, discretion and decision making in the provision of clinical care. It is respected that students have differing learning needs, learning styles and professional experiences; the latter is often dictated by the population health need and the geographical base in which the student works. This work-based focus module aims to encourage students to become more consciously aware of the need to develop particular areas of expert practice; to provide some sound rationale for its development, to plan initiate and complete a period of practice in order to achieve a level of competence. Ultimately 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. The student constructs his or her own learning through relevant learning activities and is capable of disseminating this new knowledge to their peer group, community practice teacher and course tutors.

  • SHN3044 Developing District Nursing Practice

    The aim of the module is to build upon the core skills required of a specialist practitioner to enable the student to evaluate and advance practice. The module will enable the student to evaluate practice in the context of policy and professional practice so that practice development can be initiated according to local needs. This will require that students have an understanding of organisational culture, leadership and change management theory. The student will also analyse his or her own professional development as a result of the above process.

  • SHN3045 Nurse Prescribing for Community Nurse Practitioners (V100)

    This module facilitates the student acquisition of the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes for safe effective prescribing from the Nurse Prescribing Formulary. Successful completion will enable the practitioner to record their qualification as a `Community practitioner nurse prescriber (V100)¿. Following policy changes (Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers 2006) it is now possible for any nurse who has recorded a NMC Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ) to undertake the integrated (V100) programme of preparation to prescribe from the community practitioners formulary. 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 work alongside the student in guiding prescribing practice in a simulated environment.

  • SHN3053 Nurse Prescribing for SCPHN (V100)

    This module facilitates the student acquisition of the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes for safe effective prescribing from the Nurse Prescribing Formulary. Successful completion will enable the practitioner to record their qualification as a `Community practitioner nurse prescriber (V100)'. Following policy changes (Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers 2006) it is now possible for any nurse who has recorded a NMC Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ) to undertake the integrated (V100) programme of preparation to prescribe from the community practitioners formulary. 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 work alongside the student in guiding prescribing practice in a simulated environment.

  • SHTM28 Teaching and Learning for Practice Teachers

    This module aims to prepare Practice Teachers for a role in teaching, supervising and assessing students whilst in clinical practice. This module has been developed according to the NMC Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (NMC, 2006, 2008), which take the form of a developmental framework within the context of inter-professional learning and working in modern day health care.