Mrs Julia Parkhouse
Senior Lecturer
Interprofessional Studies
Telephone: (01792) 295612
Room: Office - 700
Seventh Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

Julia Parkhouse was born in Swansea and initially trained as an Enrolled Nurse (Mental Health). Julia was only qualified for 10 months before being selected as one of the first two students in the old West Glamorgan school of Nursing to undertake a conversion course in order to become a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), qualifying in 1999. She has achieved steady career progression to Ward Manager at a local Psychiatric Hospital working in adult acute care. This position led to Julia developing an interest in the law. She took a three year career break to undertake a law degree. She completed the LLB Hons at what is now Swansea Metropolitan University achieving a 1st.

Julia at this stage, decided to pursue a career in the law going on to study LPC at Cardiff University. She completed a training contract to become a solicitor at a local law firm, steady progression meant Julia become a senior lawyer in Child Care Legal in the City and County of Swansea. Julia maintained her nursing registration throughout.

She has now joined the department of Interprofessional Studies as a lecturer both in Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. Julia believes that this lecturer post is an ideal combination of both Law and Nursing.


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    This module will examine the historical and cultural issues in relation to both the Safeguarding of Children and Young People and their rights. It will examine the relevant legislation and policy in relation to both areas and evaluate the current Safeguarding Agenda and implementation of Rights in the UK. The cross cultural context of both areas will also be discussed. It will be a relevant to practitioners working with children across a range of health, social and educational settings.

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    This module provides an introduction to the role of law in health care and critically examines how the law regulates clinical practice. It will examine how the English Legal System provides a framework for the National Health Service and considers how patients¿ rights are engaged through Human Rights Law, Trespass, the law of obligations as well as examine the development of the common law in other areas including negligence, criminal law and protective laws. Students will be introduced to and become familiar with statute law and case law and will discover how these laws apply in health and social care.

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    This is a module that builds upon SHC150 Professional Practice 1 and SHC230 Professional Practice 2 from years 1 and 2 to provide the student with an in depth understanding of professional practice as it applies to healthcare science.

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    This module provides an introduction to the skills and knowledge required for personal and professional development for health care providers.

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    This module focuses on the role of law in health care practice with a range of client groups.

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    This module focuses on the development and application of the law in health care practice.

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    This module will introduce students on the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) / MSc Physician¿s Associate Studies to the core concepts in health care law and ethics that will inform their practice.

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    This module introduces learners to the role of the doula and key concepts and skills relating to doula practice.

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