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Accessibility Statement for Critical social work practice (K315)

Mode of study

Most of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio and video clips (with transcripts/subtitles), diagrams 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 readings and practice related guides.

Tuition strategy

This module includes a series of six practice skills workshops - four workshops take place face-to-face, and two are held online. These workshops form part of the practice skills requirements for the social work requirements in each nation. The workshops will help you consolidate your learning and gain support from your tutor and other students.

Diagrams and other visual content

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

Finding information

You will be required to search for, and make use of, third party material. Alternatives for required research material can be provided to enable you to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module.


This module has formative and summative Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). The formative TMAs must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system. An End-of-Module Assessment must be submitted online. You will also be required to submit written records of critical practice and direct observations, and will be required to attend face-to-face workshops.


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

Critical social work practice (K315) adheres to the guidance for fitness for professional practice and professional standards provided by Social Work England (SWE, England) and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC, Scotland).

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