• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Many students on Health and Social Care Foundation Degree and Access courses struggle with the academic expectations required of them at this level. This book is written to support such students in adapting to self-directed study, understand the assessment process and how they can make the most of their learning opportunities. The authors also cover practicalities such as avoiding plagiarism, using their studies to become a reflective practitioner, and understanding the benefit of research and critical thinking. More than a generic study guide, this book is practice-based and will be of great benefit to health and social care students.


In this book, we have highlighted the range of key skills that you need to develop in your studies to achieve a successful outcome at university or in practice. At undergraduate level you are expected, by the end of your studies, to show that you have a general knowledge of your subject area. Your lecturer cannot teach you everything you need to know for that purpose. Whilst good universities provide a variety of teaching and learning strategies to support and engage students in their learning, you are still expected to take increasing responsibility for your own learning through private study and critical analysis of your understanding. Whilst your tutor and the university student support services will provide support and guidance, at the end of ...

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