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Operating Department Practice

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

Access to HE must be in Nursing or Health Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Operating department practice

Doctors and nurses aren’t the only key players in hospitals and healthcare settings: Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) also play a crucial role. If you’d like to be part of the valuable team helping patients prepare, undergo, and recover from surgery, then this course is for you.

The operating department assists patients throughout their time in whichever healthcare setting they may be in. Gain both expertise and experience with a combination of academic study and clinical practice in a real world environment at our clinical allocation hospitals.

Thanks to our specialist skills and valuable work placements, you’ll graduate with excellent career prospects, as well as the opportunity to become accredited and registered as an ODP with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Modules

**Modules are Subject to Change**
Year 1
• Basic anatomy and physiology for peri-operative practice
• Introduction to peri-operative practice skills
• Caring for individuals in the peri-operative environment
• Understanding fundamental surgery practice
• Understanding fundamental anaesthetic practice
• Concepts of inter-professional and collaborative practice
Year 2
• Developing Operating Department Practice skills – complex care needs
• Ambulatory care/ Day surgery practice skills
• Applied anatomy and physiology for peri-operative practice
• Post anaesthesia care skills
• Scope of professional practice for Operating Department Practitioners
• Appraising evidence for research informed practice
Year 3
• Preparation for practice – enhanced peri-operative skills
• Peri-operative practice skills for paediatrics
• Pathophysiology and pharmacology for peri-operative practice
• Contemporary issues in peri-operative practice
• Enhanced recovery and emergency care in theatres
• Improving quality, change management and leadership

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

LSBU Main Site - Southwark Campus

Department:

Adult Nursing and Midwifery Studies

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
low
Operating department practice

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

50%
Library resources
63%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
7%
Male students
93%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
E

After graduation


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Health sciences (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
93%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Therapy professionals
30%
Health professionals
5%
Nursing and midwifery professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Allied health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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