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

Researching Information

Researching information


Journal: A collection of articles relating to a subject area or a profession.

OPAC: Online public access catalogue

Peer reviewed article: An article that has been through a quality control system whereby articles are read by experts prior to being published.

Search terms: These are the words that you type into a computer database to help you find relevant information.

Wikipedia: An internet-based encyclopaedia with contributions from all over the world. Information is constantly changing and can be difficult to verify.

At a Glance

This chapter is for you if

  • You have developed huge biceps from carrying lots of books to and from university
  • Most of the books you have taken out of the library remain in a pile on the floor propping your door open
  • You frequently feel overwhelmed by ...
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