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What are the main challenges faced by mature students studying Healthcare courses in Higher Education? A narrative review

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  • Submitted: 27/02/2011
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Title: What are the main challenges faced by mature students studying Healthcare courses in Higher Education: A narrative review

Degree: physiotherapy

Date of submission: 14th febuary 2011

What are the main challenges faced by mature students studying Healthcare courses in Higher Education: A narrative review

Abstract

Background and aim: From an exhaustive literature search, it would appear that the amount of peer reviewed articles in this area is still in its infancy and sparse. Therefore this review will explore relevant literature to identify, extract and evaluate current knowledge of the main issues or obstacles faced by healthcare students in Higher Education.

Methods: A narrative review of literature was conducted, utilising peer reviewed journal articles that passed validity checks, utilising Casp analysis tools and that met strict inclusion criteria. In conducting the narrative review medical and associated databases, such as EBSCO, Google Scholar and Web of science were searched using key words and phrases and additionally resources from Keele University libraries and the internet were also searched for relevant material that fit the search criteria. All the available evidence was searched objectively and systematically.

Results: Mature students had more financial difficulties, less social

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