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Accessibility Statement for Becoming an autonomous practitioner: learning disabilities (KYN328)

Mode of study

Most of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips of 2-8 minutes long (all with transcripts/subtitles)/diagrams/interactive media/animations/multiple choice 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 learning events, tutorials and masterclasses. Tutorials are compulsory and attendance 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, reflecting on others’ comments on your work, and/or working together with fellow learners on a project/task.

Practical work

You will be in healthcare practice environments for 770 hours of assessed practical work and this forms a required component of assessment.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain some graphs. Interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures.

Finding information

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

Specialist reading material

In this module you will be working with specialist reading material such as clinical policies, these will be delivered online.


This module has 2 Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, Interactive Computer-Marked Assignments (iCMAs) completed online, 1 Practice Assessment Interview, undertaken in practice and submitted via the iCMA system and an End-of-Module Assessment and Practice Assessment Document 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

Becoming an autonomous practitioner: learning disabilities​ (KYN328) adheres to the guidance for fitness for professional practice on Nursing. See the NMC website for more information.

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