This essential handbook helps midwifery students to make the most from their time studying. It clearly explains the core learning skills they will need right from the start of the course, such as academic writing, placement learning and understanding theoretical concepts. It also introduces more advanced skills, such as reflection, research, evidence-based practice, writing a dissertation and complex decision-making. It shows why these important skills are essential both to succeed at university and beyond into practice.

Writing Academically Evaluation, Developing Arguments, Avoiding Pitfalls

Writing Academically Evaluation, Developing Arguments, Avoiding Pitfalls

Writing academically evaluation, developing arguments, avoiding pitfalls

This chapter will help you to meet the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (2008) requirement that students studying at Level 4 are able to:

  • demonstrate an ability to present, evaluate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data, in order to develop lines of argument and make sound judgements in accordance with basic theories and concepts of their subject(s) of study;
  • communicate the results of their study/work accurately and reliably with structured and coherent arguments;
  • evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems related to their area(s) of study and/or work.

NMC Standards for Pre-Registration Midwifery Education

This chapter will address the following competencies:

Domain: Effective midwifery practice

Complete, store and retain records of practice.

Chapter Aims

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