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Accessibility Statement for Science and health: an evidence-based approach (SDK100)

Mode of study

All of this module's study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, diagrams, animations, audio or video clips with transcripts and subtitles, interactive media and multiple choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printable alternatives are available for most module content, with the exception of multiple-choice quizzes and some online activities and external resources.

Tuition strategy

This module has online tutorials. Although not compulsory, tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Practical work

The module includes a number of online practical activities which are a required component of Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). You will carry out investigations on your own, but in some cases you will contribute your data to your tutor group’s combined data set as part of the activity. Alternative advice has been prepared to enable students with limited access to a computer to successfully complete most of the assessed practical activities. However, some students may need a helper to complete some activities, for example when using the online virtual microscope or when conducting a visual reaction time test.

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 large number of diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading and interpreting these is an important part of the study and assessment of this module. Figure descriptions are provided for many of the diagrams and graphs.

Finding information

You will be required to search for, and make use of, third party material online in some activities and assessments. Alternative material can be provided for most activities to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module, however some students may need a helper to complete some activities, for example, using an online database of health statistics provided in interactive graph form.


This module has 6 Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs) and an End-of-Module Assessment which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system.


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.

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