I have worked within advanced clinical practice for many years. My current working week is split between the University and clinical practice. For two days of the week, I work within the advanced practice team as a senior lecturer. For the rest of the working week, I am employed as a nurse practitioner within a large general practice.


  • SHG3111 Minor Illness Management

    This module is aimed at qualified nurses working within general practice who intend to work alongside their medical counterparts or in nurse-led situations assessing treating and discharging patients with a range of minor illnesses within agreed protocols. Students will develop an understanding of their expanding role in the context of minor illness management as well as the professional and legal aspects of their developing practice.

  • SHG346 Foundations in Physiology and Health Assessment

    This module provides an introduction to the principles and practices of advanced practice. It is suitable for experienced clinical nurses or other allied health professionals who wish to expand their clinical skills and knowledge. This module will introduce students to the following subjects: anatomy, physiology, history taking, consultation skills, general examination and systems examination.

  • 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.

  • SHGM22 Non-Medical Prescribing (GPhC)

    This module enables qualified pharmacists to undertake the education and training required by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and Welsh Government to meet the statutory requirements for independent prescribing.

  • SHHM03 Therapeutics and clinical dilemmas in practice

    This module will examine the interactions of frequently prescribed drugs and their effect upon common pathologies. The module is aimed at enabling practitioners with a clinical diagnostic role to better identify iatrogenic effects of the drugs patients are prescribed, ensuring safer more objective practice. The module will be presented by a mixture of lectures and case based discussions, illustrating common iatrogenic presentations with a systems approach.

  • SHHM09 Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Skills 1

    This module builds upon students existing knowledge as Registered health care practitioners and extends their skills into the arena of orthodox clinical diagnosis. It provides a systematic and comprehensive education in holistic clinical assessment and clinical reasoning. This is underpinned by a sound knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. Emphasis is placed upon the integration of knowledge, clinical methods and consultation skills into a competent consultation enabling the student to draw accurate clinical conclusions, which they can justify from a pathophysiological and psychosocial perspective.

  • SHHM11 Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Skills 2

    This module builds upon the skills of clinical consultation, assessment and reasoning acquired in the Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Skills 1 module to enhance and extend the student¿s diagnostic and management abilities. The student will learn to adapt the consultation to include any scenario, preparing for advanced practice in clinical settings. Emphasis will be upon reasoned differential diagnoses and the bio-clinical reasoning underlying the management of a holistic consultation.

  • SHHM41 Advancing Practice in Primary Care

    This theoretical module aims to introduce the student to the assessment and management of common clinical presentations that are frequently encountered within general practice.