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A comprehensive introduction that provides essential information and advice on study skills, research and careers for students of Health Studies. Ideal pre-course reading, it covers the core components of the course, reflective activities and stacks of useful resources to makes readers explore further and reflect on their learning.
About the Author
CLARE STREET is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Nursing at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She is Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Contemporary Health Practice degree. Her main teaching responsibilities include public health, health promotion, epidemiology, and contemporary lifestyle issues.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.- PART I: STUDYING HEALTH.- Studying Health: Health as a contested concept.- PART II: KEY IDEOLOGIES.- Introduction.- Key Ideologies and Theories: Shaping the way we think.- Concluding comment.- PART III: KEY TERMS AND CONCEPTS – INFORMING IDEAS AND ACTIONS.- Introduction.- Key Terms and Concepts: informing ideas and actions.- Concluding Comment.- PART IV: CASE STUDIES.- Introduction.- Case Study One – Obesity.- Case Study Two – ART and IVF.- Case Study Three – HIV.- Case Study Four – Dementia.- PART V: RESEARCH.- Introduction.- Introducing and Understanding Research in Health Studies.- The Research Process and Design.- Core Principles Informing the Research Process.- Methods, Analysis and Writing Up.- PART VI: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE CAREERS: FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE WORKPLACE; T.Majothi, Careers Consultant.- Introduction.- Career Planning and Career Opportunities.- Developing Your Skills Through Reflective Activities.
What People are Saying About This
The authors cover the subject matter so effectively and without it becoming overwhelming. This is an excellent introduction to a fascinating subject.' - Nursing Standard
This Health Studies Companion seeks to explain the terminology, theories and concepts of health...I thoroughly enjoyed reading through it. - Judith Palfreyman, Nursing Standard
'It is a book that can be read many times and new insight and information found, due to the changing and maturing of the student's intellect. I myself found the book illuminating and interesting…'
- Giselle Corincigh, Lecturer in Health Studies, Brunel University, UK
'contains much useful information to form a foundation of knowledge on which to build.'
- Sue Chilton, Senior Lecturer in Health Studies, University of Gloucestershire, UK
'A very accessible, engaging and useful textbook.'
- Nova Corcoran, Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Bioscience, University of East London, UK