Mrs Cathy Taylor
Associate Professor
Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 602056
Room: Office - 107
First Floor
Haldane Building
Singleton Campus

Teaching

  • SHG3041 Fundamentals of Community Practice

    This module frontloads the Specialist Practice Qualification in District Nursing (SPDN) and provides an overview of current issues which are relevant to those working in all areas of community nursing. 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). A Practice Teacher (PT) or Sign-Off Mentor (SOM) is required to support the student through the practice component. There must be an up-to-date educational audit available within the practice setting.

  • 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 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 Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. 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

  • 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.

  • SHN3042 Research and Development in Community Nursing Practice

    This core module builds on students¿ previous knowledge of research and aims to further develop 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, teachers, lecturers and practice teachers).

  • 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.

  • SHN3049 Facilitating the Health and Well-Being of Individuals & Families

    This module enables students to analyse and conceptualise Specialist Community Public School Health Visiting practice when working with individuals and families. The module will prepare students to work in partnership with individuals and families. Students will gain knowledge and skills to develop and sustain relationships with different client groups so that assessment and surveillance can be undertaken, allowing the practitioner to respond appropriately to the findings when promoting health and well-being. Students will be able to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to clinical case load management and promoting health and well-being in diverse settings and contexts.

  • SHN3051 Research and Development in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (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 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, teachers, lecturers and practice teachers).

  • SHN3052 Professional Development of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) Practice

    The aim of the module is to develop the core skills required of a specialist community public health nurse 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.

  • SHN3054 Facilitating the Health and Wellbeing of Children, Young People and Families

    This module enables students to analyse and conceptualise Specialist Community Public School Health Nursing practice when working with children, young people and families. The module will prepare students to work in partnership with children, young people and families. Students will gain knowledge and skills to develop and sustain relationships with different school aged populations so that assessment and surveillance can be undertaken, allowing the practitioner to respond appropriately to the findings when promoting health and well-being. Students will be able to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to clinical case load management and promoting health and well-being in diverse settings and contexts.

  • 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.

  • SHN3072 Consolidating SCPHN Practice

    The NMC (2004) Standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN) dictate in Standard 3 that ¿a consolidating period of practice equivalent to at least 10 weeks at the end of the programme is required to enable students to consolidate their education and competence in the practice field¿ (p.14). This module will be primarily practice based and students will be supported by an appropriately qualified practice teacher within their defined area of practice to ensure fitness for practice prior to registration as a SCPHN practitioner.

  • SHND09 Dissertation in SCPHN practice

    This module builds upon the knowledge and skills developed in part one of the MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme. Students are required to critically explore the evidence for their own professional practice.

  • SHNM12 Facilitating the Health and Well-Being of Individuals & Families (HV)

    This module enables students to analyse and conceptualise Specialist Community Public School Health Visiting practice when working with individuals and families. The module will prepare students to work in partnership with individuals and families. Students will gain knowledge and skills to develop and sustain relationships with different client groups so that assessment and surveillance can be undertaken, allowing the practitioner to respond appropriately to the findings when promoting health and well-being. Students will be able to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to clinical case load management and promoting health and well-being in diverse settings and contexts.

  • SHNM15 Professional Development of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) Practice

    The aim of the module is to develop the core skills required of a specialist community public health nurse to enable the student to evaluate and advance practice. The module will enable the student to critically 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.

  • SHNM18 Facilitating the Health and Well-being of Children, Young People and Families

    This module enables students to analyse and conceptualise Specialist Community Public School Health Nursing practice when working with children, young people and families. The module will prepare students to work in partnership with children, young people and families. Students will gain knowledge and skills to develop and sustain relationships with different school aged populations so that assessment and surveillance can be undertaken, allowing the practitioner to respond appropriately to the findings when promoting health and well-being. Students will be able to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to clinical case load management and promoting health and well-being in diverse settings and contexts.

  • SHNM19 Consolidating SCPHN Practice

    The NMC (2004) Standards of proficiency for specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN) dictate in Standard 3 that ¿a consolidating period of practice equivalent to at least 10 weeks at the end of the programme is required to enable students to consolidate their education and competence in the practice field¿ (p.14). This module will be primarily practice based and students will be supported by an appropriately qualified practice teacher within their defined area of practice to ensure fitness for practice prior to registration as a SCPHN practitioner.

  • 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.