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

Managing Time Effectively

Managing time effectively


Gantt chart: A tool used for project management which enables you to visually present start and end dates for particular tasks.

Prioritisation: The process of deciding and arranging tasks in order of importance.

At a Glance

This chapter is for you if

  • You feel as though you work every hour of the day but still struggle to complete everything you need to do
  • Deadlines elude you
  • You spend hours cleaning your room or making cups of coffee/tea or doing the ironing or washing the car before being able to get down to the task in hand
  • Make list after list after list but never get to the end and always feel disappointed in yourself
  • You feel that you could make more of the time you have

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