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.



Studying for a degree in midwifery can be exciting, rewarding and challenging. Sometimes the difficulties that students face can overwhelm and obscure the stimulation and thrill of learning. This book arose from our observations that students need support and guidance with developing specific academic skills within the context of studying for midwifery. Without this it can be difficult for students to make progress and maximise their opportunities for personal and professional development. If the book has been a support to you during your degree studies and helped you better to appreciate effective academic study then it will have achieved its aim.

Having reached this part of the book you will be nearing the end of your midwifery degree. Depending on your mode of study this ...

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