Academic Writing for Healthcare Students in Higher Education
St George's, University of London
  • Start Date: 25 Jul, 2022
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos

Discover the academic writing fundamentals to help you achieve success in your healthcare-related undergraduate degree.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Boost your confidence in academic writing with help from expert educators

Academic writing forms a significant part of your healthcare degree, and is key to your success at university.

This three-week course from Kingston University and St George’s, University of London will give you the tips, strategies, and tools you need to develop your academic writing skills. In honing your skills, you’ll boost your confidence and be able to focus on your course content to become a motivated and independent learner.

Develop your writing style to use throughout your healthcare course

Your writing style has an impact on the interpretation of your assignments. This course will help you sharpen your English grammar and vocabulary and develop your academic voice to write clearly and concisely.

You will also learn methods to structure and plan your assignments to create comprehensive and effective work.

Understand how to use sources accurately to showcase your critical thinking

The sources of evidence that you utilise are crucial for your assignments.

On this course, you’ll be taught how to find and select sources that are credible, reliable, and that support your writing. In learning this, you’ll be able to elevate your assignments and demonstrate your creative thinking skills through the selection and analysis of appropriate research evidence.

Reflect on your editing and writing skills and evaluate your progress

On completion of this course, you’ll have gained the knowledge and skills to assess and improve your academic writing and editing skills.

With the help of the educators at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, you’ll be able to evaluate your progress in academic writing and continue honing your skills to pursue your success in studying healthcare.

This course is designed for healthcare students in higher education who need to build or refresh their academic writing skills.

It would be beneficial for students to complete before or during the early stages of their healthcare course to maximise their potential from the offset.

Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

St George's, University of London

St George’s is the UK’s only university dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research.

The university provides a world-class multi-professional health sciences education that equips graduates to meet today’s healthcare needs through relevant scientific research, clinical excellence, strong interpersonal skills and team-based working. Sharing a clinical environment with a major London teaching hospital, its innovative approach to education results in well-rounded, highly skilled clinicians, scientists, and health and social care professionals.

St George’s has more than 250 years of excellence and innovation in research and education resulting in groundbreaking advances in medicine and healthcare. Alumni include Edward Jenner, John Hunter, Muriel Powell and Patrick Steptoe. The university has three research institutes focus on biomedical and scientific discovery, advancing the prevention and treatment of disease in the fields of population health, heart disease and infection - three of the greatest challenges to global health in the 21st century.


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