Getting Started

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STUDENT HANDBOOK


In this guide, we will show you how to access your profile, see the courses you are enrolled on and access your course materials.


Step 1

After you have logged in, click on the Profile link in the top left corner of the page. Your Profile page should load. If you click on the Purchased tab you will be able to see all the courses you are enrolled on. Click on your course to access the course page. If not all your courses are there, please send an email to your tutor.


Step 2

Once you are on the course page you will see two tabs. In the Overview tab you will see the course description. Please read through this to get an idea about the structure and content of the course.


Step 3

In the Curriculum tab you will see all of the sections of the course that are available to you. Not all the lessons may be available at once and will instead be uploaded week by week. If there are no courses visible to you please contact your tutor. 


Step 4

When you click on a lesson you will be taken to the lesson page. The outline of the course will be on the left. On the right you will see the lesson content which will contain a combination of a video lecture, articles and knowledge questions. If that lesson has a video, please start by watching it. It will go through the learning outcomes before diving into the lecture. The video may ask you to pause at some point and complete the reading before returning to the lecture for further analysis. Some lessons include core texts and further reading. In order to do well on the course, you should complete at least the core reading. The knowledge questions are there to guide you through your reading, help you to follow the arguments in the text, and to consolidate your knowledge of the lesson. Some readings will have more questions than others. Some lessons will also include suggested answers. These are there again to guide your thinking – they are not intended to be “perfect” answers but more to show students how to approach the issues raised by the question. 


Once you have completed a lesson, you can click the “complete” button at the end of the lesson to help you keep track of your progress. 

For assignments and exams, please keep an eye out on the Student Portal for the latest information. 

If you have any questions or need any more guidance to get started, please don’t hesitate to send your tutor an email.

Take care,

The AHP Team