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 Anxiety

Managing anxiety


Anxiety: Feeling of extreme apprehension, often accompanied by a range of physiological symptoms.

Stress: Can be used to describe pressure or the state of experiencing emotional strain.

Stressor: A factor or factors that lead to a stress reaction.

At a Glance

You will find this chapter useful if

  • Anxious thoughts and feelings affect your work
  • You frequently find yourself stuck in a vicious cycle of worry and anxiety
  • Worrying about work affects your sleep pattern
  • Tutors and friends have suggested that you worry unnecessarily

Studying at university can be one of the most exciting times of your life: new friends, new experiences and new challenges. However, such opportunities will also present their own pressures and demands which can result in feelings of anxiety. Sometimes these will relate to specific events with ...

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