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Accessibility Statement for Exploring mental health and counselling (D241)

Mode of study

All of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, along with interactive activities, audio-visual materials and suggestions for further study. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. In addition to the interactive online study guide, this module has one textbooks. Electronic versions of this printed material are available on the module website in various formats.

Tuition strategy

This module provides a online tutorials. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Working with others

You will be required to work with other students. This includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ work and reflecting on others’ comments on your work. Please contact us to find out more if you would like support with this aspect of your learning.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some diagrams, charts and images. Understanding and interpreting these is an important part of your learning on this module. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures. If you have any concerns about this aspect of the module, please contact us for further advice.

Finding information

Throughout the module you will be required to search for, and make use of online, academic research papers. You will be taught how to search for relevant papers using the library resources, as well as how to best understand and apply the information that is described in the paper. Please contact us if you have any concerns about this aspect of your learning.


This module has four Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, and an End-of-Module Assessment submitted online. If you are concerned about any aspects of assessments, please contact us for advice on alternative assessments and support.


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. Please contact your tutor to discuss any concerns you have about this aspect of your learning.


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. If you are concerned about the time management required at undergraduate level, please contact us before you register on the module to find out what we can do to support you.

Conditions of professional practice

This is a core module in our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree, the BSc (Honours) Psychology with Counselling (Q84). It is an optional module in our BSc (Honours) Psychology (Q07) which is also BPS accredited.

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