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Accessibility Statement for Human biology (SK299)

Mode of study

All of this module's study materials are online. 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.

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 and we assess this. 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

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

Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations

The module uses mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions throughout and you’ll 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 we assess this. Figure descriptions are provided for most figures and all which are essential to assessment.

Finding information

You might be required to search for and make use of third-party material online and we assess this. For example, this module requires you to visit a third-party website and search for specific data, which we might use in assessment. Alternatives to 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 scientific peer reviewed papers. We deliver these online.


This module has tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) that you must submit via the online TMA service, interactive computer-marked assignments completed online and a remote exam.


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 Open University modules are structured 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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