Ms Catherine Williams
Associate Professor
Nursing
Telephone: (01792) 602872
Room: Office - 217
First Floor
Glyndwr Building
Singleton Campus

I am Senior Lecturer and Clinical Studies Manager at the College of Human and Health Sciences, and have over 11 years experience in the practice, theory and education of postgraduate and undergraduate level. Academic and scholarly interest that I have focused on particularly include non-medical prescribing and developing clinical skills education in the pre-registration curriculum.

Publications

  1. & Improving the digital literacy competence of nursing and midwifery students: A qualitative study of the experiences of NICE student champions. Nurse Education in Practice 34, 192-198.

Teaching

  • SHG3033 Tissue Viability

    This module aims to further develop the knowledge and skills of health care professionals who are involved in the care and management of patients with wounds, including pressure and leg ulcers. Students will be required to undertake a minimum of 3 clinical days away from their practice base ideally placed with a wound care specialist.

  • SHG3103 Foundations in Burn Care

    This module is designed to expand diverse professional knowledge and enhance clinical reasoning and the skills of practitioners working within the specialties of burns. The intention of the module is to focus on the development of the clinical nursing skills required to provide safe and effective care of the burn injured patient. The module is run collaboratively with staff from Abertawe Bro-Morgannwg University (ABMU) Health Board (HB) and is offered to new staff in working in burn care practice.

  • SHGE19 Visiting International Students

    International students will have an opportunity to undertake a short placement in Swansea University Department of Nursing. Visiting students will participate in relevant teaching sessions and undertake observational nursing placements in practice. There are no credit points attached to this module.

  • SHN126 Learning to Learn in Higher Education and Clinical Practice

    This module aims to prepare students to study effectively in Higher Education and in the clinical setting. Completion of the module will empower the student to participate effectively in acquiring knowledge through a variety of learning strategies enabling progression towards becoming an independent learner in both academic and clinical settings.

  • 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.

  • SHN274 Developing the Practice of Nursing (Adult)

    The philosophy of this core module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and on experiences in practice in order to develop the concept of professional practice. Students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN283 Nursing Assessment and Management of Adult Care

    This module introduces international students, who are undertaking an undergraduate nursing programme in their home country, to nurse education in the UK by providing them with an opportunity to build simulated clinical skills and develop an awareness of the health service in the UK. It will also focus on planning and promoting nursing care in partnership with the patient and their family/carers. The module will also enable students to compare health care delivery between practice in their home country and the UK.

  • SHN284 Nursing Assessment and Management of Adult Care

    This zero credit module introduces international students, who are undertaking an undergraduate nursing programme in their home country, to nurse education in the UK by providing them with an opportunity to build simulated clinical skills and develop an awareness of the health service in the UK. It will also focus on planning and promoting nursing care in partnership with the patient and their family/carers. The module will also enable students to compare health care delivery between practice in their home country and the UK.

  • SHN286 Developing the Practice of Nursing (Mental Health)

    The philosophy of this core module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and on experiences in practice in order to develop the concept of professional practice. Students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SHNM03 Leadership and Decision-Making (Adult)

    This module will enable students to develop their leadership skills when managing nursing care. A range of teaching methods will be used to critically develop knowledge and skills related to clinical governance, autonomy, accountability, and service improvement.

  • SHNM07 Leadership and Decision-Making (Child)

    This module will enable students to develop their leadership skills when managing nursing care. A range of teaching methods will be used to critically develop knowledge and skills related to clinical governance, autonomy, accountability, and service improvement.

  • SHNM08 Introduction to Nursing (Mental Health)

    This module will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and professional values that underpin safe, effective, evidence-based practice. A range of teaching methods will be used to develop fundamental nursing skills including, bio science, infection prevention and control, moving and handling; vital signs; recognition and response to abnormal parameters; nursing documentation; therapeutic management of aggression and de-escalation; fundamental care delivery; basic life support; and introduction to medicines management. Students will learn about historical and contemporary nursing practices and explore how nursing will develop in the future.

  • SHNM11 Leadership and Decision-Making (Mental Health)

    This module will enable students to develop their leadership skills when managing nursing care. A range of teaching methods will be used to critically develop knowledge and skills related to clinical governance, autonomy, accountability, and service improvement.

External Responsibilities

  • External Examiner for BSc Acute Clinical Practice, Brighton University

    2011 - Present