E-learning is a new, exciting and increasingly popular way of learning for health and social care professionals, both in the pre- and post-qualification stages. However, many people are apprehensive about what it involves and whether they will be able to study effectively in this way.

This book is designed to help students and their tutors to become acquainted with the issues and methods around being an online learner in health and social care. It gives practical advice and provides guidance on developing skills and attitudes for successful online learning within health and social care. Based on the authors’ experience of teaching online, the book includes numerous tips and case studies. Topics discussed include:

  • skills and responsibilities for successful online learning 
  • the virtual learning environment and using online resources
  • clinical, professional and communication skills online
  • assessment and evaluation.

Being an E-learner in Health and Social Care is essential reading for all students undertaking online courses or continuing professional development in nursing, public health, social work, social care and health psychology.

chapter |4 pages


chapter 1|14 pages

E-learning in health and social care

chapter 2|16 pages

Skills for successful online learning

chapter 3|14 pages

The role of the student in online learning

chapter 4|14 pages

The role of the tutor in online learning

chapter 5|20 pages

Using online study resources

chapter 6|18 pages

The virtual learning environment

chapter 7|12 pages

Learning objects

chapter 8|18 pages

Working in online communities

chapter 9|14 pages

Professional issues in online learning

chapter 11|10 pages

Assessment evaluation and research