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Accessibility Statement for An introduction to health and social care (K101)

Mode of study

All of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio and video clips of up to 20 minutes long (all with transcripts and subtitles), diagrams, interactive media, animations and multiple choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printed materials are provided for all module content, with the exception of the end-of-module assessment.

Tuition strategy

This module provides online group tutorials and a face-to-face day school. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading and interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures.


This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, and an End-of-Module Assessment submitted online.


You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.


All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.

Conditions of professional practice

An introduction to health and social care (K101) adheres to the guidance for fitness for professional practise on social work and nursing.

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