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Study Skills for Health and Social Care Students

Study Skills for Health and Social Care Students

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September 2009 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Study Skills for Health and Social Care Students will help students to build up their 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 contextualisation 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, along with practical advice on:

  • Organising your learning
  • Accessing support
  • Recording ideas and information
  • Expressing ideas in writing
  • Working with others.

The guidance provided here will be invaluable for students and professionals in the health sciences, including social care, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nursing.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels.  From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

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


SAGE Study Skills hub
Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

A useful and informative text for students which is easy to follow and provides sound guidance and tips!

Mr Andrew Southgate
Adult Nursing Department, Canterbury Christ Church University
December 2, 2011

This is to become one of the recommended Study Skills resources for the 3 diploma courses and 1 BA course I Programme Lead. Useful, clear, and appropriate to those training for Christian ministry as well as those studying for the social caring professions.

Mr Ian White
Vocational Ministry, Cliff College
August 31, 2011

A very useful book for 1st year undergrads. that will stand them in good stead for their foundation studies.

ALLIED HEALTH, Canterbury Christ Church University
March 11, 2011

The book is valuable for students at the start of an academic year as it outlines a survival guide, how to manage time effectively, researching information,working with others and gaining your ideal job. It provides guidance on all essential key skills related to learning, progression and development.

Miss Leanne Warwick
Early Years, Health and social care, calderdale College
February 23, 2011

A very good book easy to understand.

Mrs Janet Ebanks
Health , Birmingham City University
January 24, 2011

A very good introduction to study skills for students accessing graduate programmes who have not studied for some time. Have recommended students access the skills book

Miss Andrea Surridge
School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea
October 29, 2010

A really thorough book which takes students through from the count down to studying to getting a job and continuing professional development. An excellent resource which is exceptionally user friendly!

Ms Tyrrell Golding
Health & Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University
September 17, 2010

Excellent text with a sense of humour.

Mrs Sue Rose
Health , Birmingham City University
July 12, 2010

This book provides comprehensive guidance for students entering or returning to study.

Mrs Liz Smith
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
July 5, 2010

This is a simply written text that guides the students towards positive study skills alongside supporting them in acquiring academic skills required to learn. Just to let you know that we are now running this course twice, in term three we presently have 30 students.

Mrs Christine Stacey
School of Health, Greenwich University
June 17, 2010

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