Mrs Helen Edwards MA. R.G.N. P.G.C.E.

Lead Clinical Skills Tutor. Common Foundation Co-Ordinator

Nursing

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Contact details

52 Pritchatts Road
Nursing
School of Health and Population Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

I passionately care about my role as a clinical skills tutor for health care students and I am always looking for different innovations that can be utilised for teaching students their practical skills.

This in the past has given me recognition in the form of the Head of Schools Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007 which I shared with a physiotherapy colleague

Qualifications

  • BSC Hons.
  • MA in education
  • P.G.C.E
  • R.G.N.
  • Member of the RCN

Biography

I qualified as a R.G.N. in 1993 at Birmingham Heartlands hospital. After consolidating my training I went to accomplish my degree in Nursing and then onto a MA in Education in 2008.

I went on to become a specialised nurse in Wolverhampton splitting my time as a Clinical Skills Facilitator at Wolverhampton University which I undertook for 4 years following a period of extension and a Specialist Nurse in the Community

I then secured this post at Birmingham University as a Clinical Skills Tutor and now Lead Clinical Skills Tutor for Nursing and Common foundation Co- Coordinator.

Teaching

  • Nursing BNurs Introduction to Nursing
  • Principles of Acute Nursing 1
  • Principles of Acute Nursing 2
  • Care of the Older Adult
  • Older Adults Mental Health
  • Preparation for Professional Practice
  • 2-3 hrs Medical school Teaching
  • Moving and Handling
  • Basic Life
  • Infection Control
  • Continence

Other activities

Ensuring and securing an E-Learning tool for Infection Control for use within the Nursing curriculum, Putting together Financial Bids for practical equipment.

I am member of the staff, student committee, learning resource committee and an active member of the admissions team. I also undertake internal moderation and marking for several modules.

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