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.

Becoming a Research-Informed Student

Becoming a Research-Informed Student

Becoming a research-informed student

This chapter will help you to meet the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA, 2008) requirement that students studying at Level 6 are able to:

  • demonstrate a systematic understanding of key aspects of their field of study including acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge, at least some of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of defined aspects of a discipline;
  • demonstrate an ability to deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry within a discipline;
  • demonstrate conceptual understanding that enables the student to describe and comment upon particular aspects of current research, or equivalent advanced scholarship, in the discipline;
  • demonstrate an appreciation of the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge;
  • demonstrate the ability to manage their own learning, and ...
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