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

Setting and Achieving Goals

Setting and achieving goals


Action planning: The steps required to achieve a specified goal.

Aim: The intended destination, the end point.

Goal: An aspiration or result you hope to achieve.

Task analysis: The process of understanding the stages required to complete a particular task or operation.

At a Glance

This chapter is for you if

  • The last goal you successfully achieved was on a football pitch
  • You have grand ideas but find it difficult to work out how to fulfil these
  • You find it difficult to concentrate on any one thing
  • You have always wanted to write a SMART target
  • Learning goals or outcomes on assessments seem to be written in Mandarin

Life would be extremely dull if you did not have something to work towards. Identifying and working towards goals can offer ...

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