1st Edition

Studying for a Foundation Degree in Health

Edited By Mary Northrop, Jayne Crow, Sarah Kraszewski Copyright 2016
    334 Pages
    by Routledge

    334 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Studying for a Foundation Degree in Health is designed to provide clear, relevant knowledge and to support appropriate skills development amongst students enrolled on foundation degree and equivalent level courses, in health and social care. Combining academic study skills, work-based learning skills and practice-focused content in one volume, this is the first textbook to focus specifically on the Band 4 role of associate and assistant practitioner within the health sector.                                                             

    Features include:

    - 13 chapters that cover the core topics students will be expected to demonstrate proficiency on by the end of their degree, including health promotion, healthcare delivery, safeguarding, quality in healthcare and research and evidence-based practice;

    - Learning outcomes and activities, enabling students to actively engage with their course content;

    - Content written by authors from a broad range of health disciplines, including nursing, radiography, physiotherapy, dentistry and public health, accurately depicting the dynamic field of healthcare in the UK today.

    Written by authors with a wealth of experience in running foundation degrees in health, the book aims to provide students with lifelong learning skills that will benefit them while on their course, during future study and in the workforce.

    1. Preparing for Study Jane Shelley and Iain Keenan  2. Work-based Learning Claire Thurgate  3. Communication Mary Northrop and David Hingley  4. Working in Teams Jayne Crow and Iain Keenan  5. Valuing People: Fostering Dignity and Respect Vicki Elliott and Jayne Crow  6. Healthcare Delivery Mary Northrop  7. Quality in Healthcare Sarah Kraszewski  8. Legal Aspects of Healthcare Delivery Patricia Macnamara  9. Research and Evidence-based Practice Shirley Jones  10. Improving Public Health Dr Andy Stevens and Sarah Kraszewski  11. Health Promotion Dr Fiona McMaster  12. Safeguarding Individuals and Families Dr Chris Thurston  13. Teaching and Assessing Anne-Marie Reid


    Mary Northrop is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

    Jayne Crow, having been a Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University for many years, is now a freelance workshop facilitator and lecturer in Health and Social Care.

    Sarah Kraszewski is Head of Department Midwifery, Child and Community Nursing at Anglia Ruskin University, UK.