Mrs Nia Griffin
Lecturer/Specialist Practitioner in District Nursing
Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 205678 ext 8538
Room: Office - 105
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.

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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 and to provide them with the opportunity to develop their presentation skills. It is respected that students have differing learning needs, learning styles and professional experiences; the population health need and the geographical base in which the student works often dictate the latter. This work-based focus module aims to encourage students to become more consciously aware of the need to develop particular areas of expert clinical practice and to provide some sound rationale for its development. It demands the need to plan, initiate and complete a period of practice in order to achieve a level of competence and to disseminate that development and new learning to their peer group, Practice Teachers/Sign Off Mentors and course lecturers. This would allow the student to develop a greater knowledge and understanding in an area of practice that is relevant to their individual need and that of the service user.

  • 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.

  • SHN3045 Nurse Prescribing for Community Nurse Practitioners (V100)

    This module facilitates the students¿ acquisition of the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes for safe effective prescribing from the Nurse Prescribing Formulary making them clinically accountable for any action that they take as part of their prescribing role. The benefits of nurse prescribing has been consistently reported in the literature with evidence to show improved patient care and satisfaction, increased access to medicines, reduction in waiting times and delivery of high quality care (Royal College of Nursing 2012). To practice competently at this level requires practitioners to possess knowledge of pharmacology and ethical and legislative frameworks. Successful completion will enable the practitioner to record their qualification as a `Community practitioner nurse prescriber (V100)¿. A prescribing practice teacher (PT) or sign-off mentor (SOM) or Practice Assessor (PA) will support each student in a practice setting that has undergone an educational audit. The PT / SOM or PA will work alongside the student in guiding prescribing practice in a simulated environment. N.B. If at any time unsafe practice is demonstrated, an automatic fail will result.

  • 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.

  • SHN3053 Nurse Prescribing for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (V100 Community Formulary)

    This module facilitates the student acquisition of the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes for safe effective prescribing from the Nurse Prescribing Formulary making them clinically accountable for any action that they take as part of their prescribing role. The benefits of nurse prescribing has been consistently reported in the literature with evidence to show improved patient care and satisfaction, increased access to medicines, reduction in waiting times and delivery of high quality care (Royal College of Nursing 2012). To practice competently at this level requires practitioners to possess knowledge of pharmacology and ethical and legislative frameworks. Successful completion will enable the practitioner to record their qualification as a `Community practitioner nurse prescriber (V100)'. A prescribing practice teacher (PT)/ sign-off mentor (SOM) or Practice Assessor (PA) will support each student in a practice setting that has undergone an educational audit. The PT / SOM or PA will work alongside the student in guiding prescribing practice in a simulated environment. N.B. If at any time unsafe practice is demonstrated an automatic fail will result.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SHNM23 Developing clinical expertise in contemporary District Nurse Practice

    District Nurse caseload holders and team leads are expected to work with more complex patients in a changing healthcare environment while still delivering quality care. This module therefore is designed to enable students to achieve those higher levels of judgment, discretion and decision making in the provision of a complex often challenging environment. It is respected that students have differing learning needs, learning styles and professional experiences; the population health need and the geographical base in which the student works often dictate the latter. This work-based focus module aims to encourage students to become more consciously aware of the need to develop particular areas of expert clinical practice and to provide some sound rationale for its development. It demands the need to plan, initiate and complete a period of practice in order to achieve a level of competence and to disseminate that development and new learning to their peer group, practice teacher and lecturers. This would allow the student to develop a greater knowledge, understanding and critical awareness in an area of practice that is relevant to patient centered care. Students will be supported throughout the module by Practice Teacher or sign-off mentor

  • 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.