Mrs Lynne Walsh
Senior Lecturer
Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 602219
Room: Office - 108
First Floor
Haldane Building
Singleton Campus

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. 

Publications

  1. Walsh, L. Depression Care Across the Lifespan London John Wiley and sons

Teaching

  • SHG107 An Introduction to Healthcare Practice (BRONGLAIS)

    This module provides an introduction to core nursing concepts, such as law, ethics, research, numeracy and health promotion. Completion of this module will empower the student to participate effectively in the delivery of healthcare practice. And the student will have the opportunity to undertake a range of clinically focussed skills appropriate to their relevant professional body. This core module also addresses key areas in study development using a variety of learning strategies to ensure the student can effectively acquire and utilise knowledge.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SHG391 Contemporary issues in Healthcare Practice

    Contemporary issues in healthcare practice aims to introduce students to concepts of contemporary healthcare practice by promoting professional development and management in practice. It also links theory to practice situations through group work, discussion and debate and aims to consolidate learning in practice.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • SHN128 Developing Nursing Knowledge (Adult)

    This module aims to equip student nurses to work with individuals, service users, carers and the multi disciplinary team when planning and providing appropriate evidence based care. The concepts of Clinical Governance and clinical assessment and decision making will be explored. The module will build on previous knowledge to facilitate the development of theoretical and practical knowledge so that the individual can recognise and act when there is a risk to the client/service user of physical or mental health problems across the lifespan.

  • SHN131 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Mental Health)

    This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure. The module will introduce students to the profession of nursing, the underpinning values of the nursing profession and the professional codes of practice. The importance of patient dignity, respect, care and compassion will be integrated throughout the module and related to safe, person-centred care. The module will introduce the students to meeting the client/service user¿s physical and emotional needs.

  • SHN271 Health Promotion and Public Health (Adult)

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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, conflict and team working theory. The student will also analyse his or her own professional development as a result of the above process and will be supported through the module through Action Learning.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • SHN3055 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Adult)

    This module aims to give an overview of specialist aspects of nursing practice, especially when care can be considered complex and situations rapidly change. The module also aims to give a greater insight into the application of legal, ethical and professional issues to practice. This module draws on the content of modules within Years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice to consolidate the knowledge, skills and attitude for professional practice in the field of adult nursing.

  • SHN3057W Arweinyddiaeth a Rheolaeth (Oedolion)

    Nod y modiwl hwn yw galluogi¿r myfyriwr i gymryd rhan yn y broses o drefnu, rheoli a darparu gofal diogel ar gyfer cleientiaid/defnyddwyr gwasanaethau, yn unol â fframweithiau ymarfer cyfreithiol, moesegol a phroffesiynol cydnabyddedig. Nod y modiwl yw sicrhau bod myfyrwyr yn datblygu dealltwriaeth hanfodol o brosesau llywodraethu clinigol a gwella ansawdd yn barhaus trwy arweiniad clinigol, a¿u bod yn gallu cymhwyso¿r egwyddorion hyn at y lleoliad ymarfer gan ddefnyddio dewis o sgiliau cyfathrebu, adfyfyrio, barnu clinigol a gwerthuso¿r sylfaen dystiolaeth yn feirniadol wrth ymarfer nyrsio.

  • SHN3059 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Mental Health)

    This module aims to give an overview of specialist aspects of mental health nursing practice, especially when care can be considered complex and situations rapidly change. The module also aims to give a greater insight into the application of legal, ethical and professional issues to practice. This module draws on the content of modules within Years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice to consolidate the knowledge, skills and attitude for professional practice in the field of mental health nursing.

  • SHN3060 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Child)

    This module aims to provide an overview of holistic nursing practice in areas where the care needs of children and young people are complex and rapidly changing. Whilst the focus is on nursing care of children and young people. This module draws on the content of the programme from years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice.

  • SHN3085 Promoting Emotional Well-Being in Children and Young People

    This module provides an awareness and understanding of Emotional Well-Being (EWB) and its importance for children and young people. It enables the student to reflect upon and analyse the causes and social determinants of poor mental health whilst discussing mental health situations through real life scenarios. It will also enable the student to appraise policy and its influence on current 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.

  • SHNM16 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.

  • SHNM17 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 a critical analysis 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 critically review and analyse their practice and development and share their progress/difficulties in an educative, supportive and challenging arena (with other students, teachers, lecturers and practice teachers). Within this module, students will be prepared to undertake directed independent learning.

  • SHNM20 Promoting Emotional Well-Being of Children and Young People

    This module provides an awareness and understanding of Emotional Well-Being (EWB) and its importance for children and young people. It enables the student to reflect upon and analyse the causes and social determinants of poor mental health whilst discussing mental health situations through real life scenarios. It will also enable the student to appraise policy and its influence on current practice.

  • SHNM21 Fundamentals of Community Practice

    This module frontloads the MSc Specialist Practice District Nursing (SPDN) programme, providing an overview of current issues which are relevant to those working in all areas of community nursing. It is an All Wales module developed through collaboration with the commissioners' and Higher Education Institutes across Wales. 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 sign off mentor or Practice Teacher (PT) will support each student in a practice setting that has undergone an educational audit.

  • SHNM22 Research and Development in District Nurse Practice (SPDN)

    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 a critical analysis 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 critically review and analyse their practice and development and share their progress/difficulties in an educative, supportive and challenging arena (with other students, teachers, lecturers and practice teachers).

  • SHNM24 Advancing skills in management and leadership for District Nurse 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 in the context of policy and professionalism. This will require that students have an understanding of organisational culture, leadership and change management, conflict and team working theory. The student will critically analyse his or her own professional development in terms of self-enquiry and professional development. Effective leadership is essential for leading and coordinating complex care provision in a changing and often challenging healthcare environment. The module will be supported through Action Learning. Specialist Practice District Nurse leaders have the capacity to positively shape community nursing care and direct safe and effective care provision in partnership with patients as part of an evolving primary care team.

  • 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.