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

Preparing for and Performing Well in Pressured Situations

Preparing for and performing well in pressured situations


MCQs: An abbreviation for multiple choice questions.

Open book: An examination where you can take your textbook or a series of notes in with you.

OSCEs: Objective structured clinical examinations: a practical form of assessment.

Viva: An oral examination.

At a Glance

This chapter is for you if

  • You feel that you have the memory span of a goldfish
  • You struggle to recall information when it really counts
  • You feel that your marks in exams do not reflect your knowledge, abilities and skills
  • You try to learn information in exactly the same way
  • You lose sleep worrying about exams
  • You never perform as well in exams as you do in coursework
  • You find that your mind goes blank when you are working ...
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