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

Accessing Support

Accessing support


In-service training: Staff development opportunities offered within the organisation where you work.

Personal/professional tutor: The tutor who looks after your pastoral and your academic needs.

Preceptor: Professional with a specified role in providing support to newly qualified practitioners in order to ease the transition from student to qualified member of staff.

Professional body: An organisation formed to protect the interests of the wider profession. It holds a dual role, offering support while also maintaining standards.

Specialist interest group: A group of like-minded people who meet together to discuss issues relating to an area of practice.

Student and academic services: A service offered by universities, focusing on student support and welfare.

Supervision: A formal support session to help you identify areas of strength and need within your current role ...

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