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Accessibility Statement for Human biology: a body in balance (SK190)

Mode of study

Most of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials comprise pages of text with images, audio/video clips of 1–5 minutes (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. We provide printed materials for all module content.

Tuition strategy

This module provides a range of learning events, including online tutorials, lectures and workshops. Although not compulsory, tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Working with others

You’ll work with other students; we assess this. This includes looking at and commenting on others’ work, reflecting on others’ comments on your work, and working with fellow learners on a task.

Practical work

This module introduces you to an online laboratory and studio. We’ve prepared alternative study materials and advice on accessing the studio and laboratory. You’ll also participate in a live labcast, working with other students to help design the investigation.

Online practical work forms a required component of assessment. This includes some collaborative group work.

Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations

You’ll use mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions throughout the module and within assessment.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain many diagrams, graphs and photographs, as well as 3D interactive tools and augmented reality. Reading, interpreting and producing examples of these is an important part of the study of this module; we assess this. We provide descriptions for most essential figures.

Finding information

You’ll search for and use third-party material online; we assess this. For example, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) dataset and Our World in Data websites, which provide ;insights into the impact of disorders and diseases on populations. We can provide alternatives for required/assessed research material to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.


This module has tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and an end-of-module assessment (EMA) submitted via the online TMA/EMA service, and interactive computer-marked assignments completed online.


You’ll 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.


We structure modules to a set timetable; you’ll need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. We’ll support you in developing these skills.

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