Author: Sophie Smailes
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2011-06-21
An instant access point for the study of health... The Health Studies Companion explains terminology, theories and underpinning concepts of health. It is ideal preparatory and introductory reading, and provides a reliable point of reference throughout your programme of study. This book will help you understand the competing and contested debates in contemporary health and social care. Highlights include easily searchable A-Z lists of explanations, reflective activities, stacks of further reading suggestions and an extensive research methods section. Plus with a detailed cross-referencing system, it allows you to make immediate connections between the various elements of knowledge and research. ■ Suitable for all health students: accessible and appropriate for all, whether applying, just starting or looking for support throughout your course. ■ Clear but detailed explanations: alphabetically explains and discusses key concepts, theories and ideologies, and draws links between them, offering you a foundation for all areas of study. ■ Evidence-based discussion: looks at four prominent health issues and uses research from these areas to aid understanding and enhance criticality. ■ Introduces research methods: understanding and critically analysing research is a vital skill for all students. ■ Offers careers guidance: in a section written specially by a careers consultant, find advice on job opportunities, professions and interview skills. This book is the launch pad to your degree success.
Thinking of psychology as a degree or just starting a course? Want to know what the subject is all about and the career paths available? Feel daunted by your studies and need guidance on how to make the most of your opportunities and abilities? The Psychology Companion eases you into this exciting and rewarding subject, and helps develop the skills that will help you excel. Detailed yet user-friendly, it will support you throughout your degree course. It features: • a broad range of psychology theories and thinkers, described in an accessible style • an introduction to different schools of thought including key terms, concepts and classic studies • a dedicated section on the study skills essential for success in psychology • a massive further reading section to help you dig deeper • a full breakdown of the variety of psychology-related career pathways, including information on how to become a Chartered Psychologist Packed full of information and guidance, this book is the survival manual every psychology student needs. It provides a sound foundation for your course and will help you make informed and effective decisions, every step of the way.
Author: Peter Birchenall
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2011-01-07
Are you thinking about studying nursing? Do you have an upcoming interview? Or have you just been accepted on a course? Do you need a guide? Then this book is for you. The number of students applying for nursing is increasing every year, making each place more competitive and more precious. This book will give you the edge in your application, knowledge for your interview, and support throughout your course. This trusty companion will answer your queries and settle your concerns, giving you an insight into the world of nursing. The experienced team of authors: ■ introduce the different branches of nursing ■ define the key concepts you will study on your course ■ give you an insight into specialist study skills ■ help you to understand research ■ offer advice on professional development and life after university. Using case studies, activities and incorporating four end-of-part glossaries, this one-stop resource will prepare you for the experience of being a student nurse and equip you for the challenges of the profession.
Author: Robert Leach
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Political Science
This student companion covers all the main aspects of political science from the nature and main components of the subject and key theories, thinkers and concepts to study skills and learning resources. Truly international in scope, it will be the ideal complement for students around the world to Palgrave's highly successful range of course texts.
This is the first accessible, succinct text to provide definitions and explanations of key terms and concepts relating to the expanding field of crime, harm and victimisation. Written by a wide range of experts, it includes theories, ideas and case studies relating to victims of conventional crime and victims outside the remit of criminal law. It encapsulates the domestic and international nature, extent and measurement of victims of crime and harm, together with responses to victims and victimisation as a result of conventional, corporate and state crimes and harms. As part of the Companion series, entries are presented in a user-friendly A-Z format with clear links to related entries and further reading, allowing easy navigation for both students and practitioners. Filling a gap in the market, this is a good source and quick reference point for undergraduates studying a variety of courses in criminology, criminal justice, victimology and other related disciplines.
This book provides an empirical and philosophical investigation of self-tracking practices. In recent years, there has been an explosion of apps and devices that enable the data capturing and monitoring of everyday activities, behaviours and habits. Encouraged by movements such as the Quantified Self, a growing number of people are embracing this culture of quantification and tracking in the spirit of improving their health and wellbeing. The aim of this book is to enhance understanding of this fast-growing trend, bringing together scholars who are working at the forefront of the critical study of self-tracking practices. Each chapter provides a different conceptual lens through which one can examine these practices, while grounding the discussion in relevant empirical examples. From phenomenology to discourse analysis, from questions of identity, privacy and agency to issues of surveillance and tracking at the workplace, this edited collection takes on a wide, and yet focused, approach to the timely topic of self-tracking. It constitutes a useful companion for scholars, students and everyday users interested in the Quantified Self phenomenon.