Study Skills for Health and Social Care Students

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Study Skills for Health and Social Care Students will help students build their confidence by 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847873897
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/8/2009
  • Series: SAGE Study Skills Series
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Part I Introduction 1

1 In the beginning... 3

2 How to gain the most from this text 4

3 Skills in context... beginning at the end 8

4 Getting started: a survival guide to the first few weeks of your course 11

Part II Organising your learning 29

5 Setting and achieving goals 31

6 Managing time effectively 49

7 Managing anxiety 69

8 Accessing support 83

Part III Building and developing skills 101

9 Reflective practice: turning experience into learning 103

10 Researching information 122

11 Reading for information 141

12 Recording ideas and information 157

13 Writing for information 175

14 Thinking as a skill 202

15 Preparing for and performing well in pressured situations 215

16 Presenting yourself well 236

17 Working with others 252

Part IV Planning and preparing for the future 275

18 Gaining your dream job 277

19 Ending at the beginning: a guide to continuous professional development 295

Endings and new beginnings 307

Index 308

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