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Study Skills for Health and Social Care Students

Study Skills for Health and Social Care Students

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October 2009 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Study Skills for Health Students and Social Care Students helps students and practitioners to build confidence through developing the key skills required for both academic study and clinical practice.

Claire Craig introduces all the skills necessary to bridge the gap between study and practice, with a strong focus on the contextualization of skills and their transferability to the clinical setting. Fundamental skills and principles for researching, processing information, and for communicating and expressing findings are all covered.

It includes practical advice on:

  • organizing student learning
  • accessing support
  • recording ideas and information
  • expressing ideas verbally
  • expressing ideas in writing
  • working with others

Envisioning the Journey
Organising Your Learning
Managing Anxiety
Accessing Support
Learning about Learning
Thinking and Reflecting In the Classroom and the Workplace
Setting and Achieving Goals
Researching Ideas and Information
Listening For Information
Recording Ideas and Information
Expressing Ideas Verbally
Expressing Ideas in Writing
Preparing For and Performing Well in Pressurised Situations
Working with Others
Entering into a Digital World
Bringing it all Together


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A book that is full of hints and tips to allow students to become independent learners

Ms Kerry Fellowes
Health Education and Care Department, West Herts College
June 16, 2017

Useful study support guide for students in early years.

Dr Rochelle Burgess
School of Social Professions, London Metropolitan University
December 17, 2015

A very useful text that provides opportunities for students to become independent learners

Miss Alyson Lewis
Department of Educational Studies, Bath Spa University
January 5, 2016

This text is useful for students on a variety of healthcare programmes. It is specific to those who are training at various levels and is knowledgeable about the practical issues of learning to be a practitioner. I have noticed some profession-specific acronyms which are now outdated. This is a reflection of how quickly things change in Healthcare.

Ms Michelle Robinson
Division of Medical Education, Kings College
May 13, 2015

Great to see a study skills guide aimed at Health and Social care students. A very useful text.

Mrs Sharron Galley
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
May 27, 2014

very good for foundation health and social care students on academic skills module

Mrs Margaret Gough
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
May 19, 2014

This is a useful book for stud.ents. The lay out is easy to navigate with regular question and revision prompts. There are several useful mind maps illustrated. As is not subject specific is will go on supplemental reading list for students

Ms Dee Kearney
Social Studies, Liberties College
February 5, 2014

This publication is helpfully structured, logically sequenced and offers relevant information for first time health and social care students.

The chapters literally take you through the expectations of University study and equips students well for the demands of balancing college work and placement work.

Mr Richard Carroll
School of Health , Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
September 20, 2013

I am already using this with students from 1st year undergrauate to Masters level.

Dr Maria Fitzgerald
Faculty of Health & Social Care, London South Bank University
October 31, 2012

This is a useful addition to our study skills resources. The ebook has proved especially valuable to students

Ms Margaret Freeman
Speech , Sheffield University
December 17, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Chapter Two

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