Academic Writing for Healthcare Students in Higher Education
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.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Apply an academic writing style, appropriate for healthcare
- Demonstrate competence in the use of essential English grammar
- Produce well-structured assignments that address a range of assessment questions
- Demonstrate reflective writing skills
- Apply appropriate sources of evidence with accuracy to demonstrate critical thinking skills
- Reflect on your progress as an academic writer
Who is the course for?
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.
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