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Accessibility Statement for Mathematical methods (MST224)

Mode of study

Printed materials are provided for the core module text. All of this module's study materials are also online; this includes PDFs of any printed materials, plus some items which are only provided online. Online-only materials include audio/video clips (with transcripts), diagrams and self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms.

Tuition strategy

This module provides a range of face-to-face and online learning events. Each face-to-face learning event offers an online (or other) alternative. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations

Mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions are used throughout the module and you will be required to use such notation within assessment.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain a considerable number of mathematical diagrams and graphs. Interpreting and producing examples of these is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for most figures.

Specialist reading material

In this module you will be working with specialist reading material containing mathematical notation and mathematical diagrams. These are delivered both in printed form and online.


This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which can be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, or by post. This module also has interactive Computer-Marked Assignments (iCMAs) to be completed online and an exam that must be taken at an exam centre.


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. Solutions and some explanations will also be provided for the interactive Computer-Marked Assignments (iCMAs).


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.

Specialist software

This module uses specialist symbols that are not covered by standard accessibility tools. The module materials and assessment use mathematical notation and mathematical diagrams throughout, so the module may not be fully accessible as a result and you may need the support of a non-medical helper.

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