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Health & Medical: Skills and workshops

A collection of information resources and guidance for Health & Medical students

Useful books

Help with Academic Skills

The Drill Hall Librarians cannot help you with academic skills queries such as how to structure your essay or improve your writing, but we do know people who can! 

The Royal Literary Fellow (RLF) for Medway is available online on Mondays and Tuesdays, open to all students, and can help to make your writing more expressive and impactful.

You will need to book an appointment as the service is very popular - contact clare.chambers@rlfeducation.org.uk to book.

RLF logo - "Help Write Now! For Canterbury Christ Church, University of Greenwich and University of Kent students"

Your home institution will run workshops and drop-in sessions as well. Click the links to see what's on offer!  Greenwich | Kent | CCCU 

Greenwich Academic Skills Hub logo - a lightbulb with 'idea' written inside, surrounded by pencils, words, doodles.

A great place to start is the Academic Skills Hub. This resource was created by the University of Greenwich, but is open and free for anyone to use!

Also, new for 2020, is Canterbury Christ Church University's Learning Skills Hub. Also open for anyone to use.

 

Referencing

We get a lot of queries of referencing, so in December 2020, we created a new sub-page here on Referencing for Health subjects.

For the most part, we would advise you to follow the information provided in the book/website Cite Them Right, but the page contains some information relating to common queries and will continue to be expanded as necessary.

Searching for health evidence

A quick overview of the process of searching for evidence for health students.

Structured literature searching

If you are doing a literature review or need to do any other form of structured literature searching, it is essential to have a search strategy. These documents can act as useful templates for your strategy.

This guide is based on the teaching I do for third years. click the hot spots for ideas on how to carry out a successful literature search. Expand to see in more detail.

Understanding articles

If you're not used to reading journal articles, this guide may be a useful starting point.