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Accessibility Statement for Investigating human health and disease (S290)

Mode of study

Most of this module’s study materials are online with printed workbooks and guides to support some onscreen activities. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images; audio and video clips (all with transcripts/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 include pages of text with images/graphs and tables.

Tuition strategy

This module provides a range of learning events including tutorials delivered online. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Working with others

You will be required to work with other students on the module and in your tutor group. This includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ work, reflecting on others’ comments on your work, and working independently to contribute to a data pool and research study.

Practical work

Online practical work forms a required component of assessment. Online investigational tools have been prepared to enable students with visual impairments or limited manual dexterity to successfully study the module. Where this is not possible, alternative accessible materials will be available.

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 diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading, interpreting and producing examples of these is an important part of the study of this module and it will be assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for most figures and all which are essential to assessment. In some cases, you’ll be expected to produce graphs and other visual content for assessment using appropriate computer software programs.

Finding information

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

Specialist reading material

You might be working with specialist reading material such as articles from the scientific literature. These will be available online.


This module has tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and an end-of-module assessment (EMA) that you must submit via the online TMA/EMA service.


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.

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