Subject Resources: Study skills

Subject Resources: Study skills

Listed below are Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) developed by the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy in the subject area of Study skills. Click on a title link to view the RLO. To keep up to date on released RLOs, keep checking our news section, or link to our RSS news feed (what's RSS?). Use of these RLOs is governed by our Terms of Use.

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Study skills RLOs
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Advanced literature searching How to construct literature search enquiries using the thesaurus, focus or explode your search, use the search term taxonomy to refine your search and combine these methods into an advance search protocol. View further information on this RLO.
Critical Reflection This resource is aimed primarily at students in healthcare practice to get them to reflect on their experiences and practice. The package explores the meaning and process of critical reflection, described by one author as "the process of looking back on what has been done and pondering on it and learning lessons from what did or did not work". The package has sections on areas such as Reflective Models (Gibbs, Johns, Driscoll), Self-assessment Tools, Practical Skills, and many other topics. View further information on this RLO.
Educational Journals This learning object introduces educational journals and describes three types: Academic, Professional and Subject. The examples used are drawn from the area of social work, but the concepts are cross-discipline. View further information on this RLO.
How to conduct a literature search Practical examples of searching databases of journal articles (eg CINAHL, BNI), including screen movies of actual searches. View further information on this RLO.
Introduction to portfolios and their uses To identify what a portfolio is, why they are used and to identify some pieces of material that may be used to support claims for learning and development. View further information on this RLO.
Mentoring: Shaping practice Mentoring is an umbrella term which encompasses the activity of developing the learning of others. This RLO aims to support mentors develop and review their knowledge, understanding and skill base. It can also be used by students to develop their understanding of the mentoring role. View further information on this RLO.
Referencing Books using Harvard This resource outlines the information that is required to accurately reference a book for the Harvard referencing scheme. It also outlines where that information can be found within a book. View further information on this RLO.
Referencing Journals using Harvard This resources outlines the information that is required to accurately reference a journal article for the Harvard referencing scheme. It also outlines where that information can be found within a printed journal. View further information on this RLO.
Referencing websites using Harvard This resource outlines the information that is required to accurately reference a website for the Harvard referencing scheme. It also outlines where that information can be found within a website. View further information on this RLO.
Referencing your work with Harvard Introduction to the Harvard style of literature referencing, incorporating an interactive referencing tool for students. View further information on this RLO.
Reflective Writing Tools This resource has been developed to help students understand self help reflection. View further information on this RLO.
Using databases to find journal articles An introduction to online databases of journals relevant to nurses (eg CINAHL, BNI). View further information on this RLO.
What are Journals? This learning object introduces educational journals and describes three types: Academic, Professional and Subject. The examples used are drawn from the area of nursing, but the concepts are cross-discipline. View further information on this RLO.
What is referencing? This RLO outlines the importance of referencing and how to refer to the work of others appropriately. Interactive tasks illustrate the range of materials that can be referenced and examples of plagiarism. View further information on this RLO.