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Sheffield Hallam University

UCAS Code: B990 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:15,P:30

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, nursing or another science- based course. Normally we require 15 credits at Level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 15 credits should be graded at merit level.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs (single or double) in Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents Maths at grade D or 4 or equivalents English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents GCSE equivalents OCR Science level 2 Science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma qualification Science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3) Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk Level 2 Key Skills/ Application of Number Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course Maths equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk Level 2 Literacy Level 2 Key Skills

UCAS Tariff

112-120

With at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We do not accept AS levels or General Studies. For example: BBC-BBB at A Level DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma Merit overall from a Health or Science T level qualification. Distinction overall from a Health care Science T level qualification A combination of qualifications

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Operating department practice

**Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.**

**Home fee-paying students can access a non-repayable maintenance grant of at least £5,000 per year. You may also be eligible for additional financial support based on your circumstances. Learn more at www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/health-and-social-care/fees-and-funding**

**Course summary**

- Qualify for practice with College of Operating Department Practitioners accreditation.

- Learn theory in operating theatres, maternity units, critical care and A&Es.

- Get hands-on practice in simulated operating theatre, ward and anatomy labs.

- Be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) under the protected title of Operating Department Practitioner (ODP).

ODPs are the only undergraduate Allied Health Profession in the UK trained to work in operating theatres. You’ll learn to work effectively as an autonomous practitioner. You’ll work alongside anaesthetists, surgeons and others to prepare and assist during surgical and anaesthetic procedures – transforming the experiences of care for patients.

**How you learn**

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

On this course you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to enter highly skilled employment. At every level of the course you’ll experience a variety of clinical environments to give you real-world insight. This will enhance your employability and prepare you for your career as an ODP in the dynamic health and social care sector.

The course is grounded in research and collaboration. By learning alongside other professions and students, you’ll develop knowledge, confidence and a strong professional identity.

You learn through

- theoretical lectures, tutorials and seminars

- clinical practice-based learning

- simulation

- technology-enhanced learning

- practical sessions

- virtual and distance learning

- independent learning

You will be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment through a number of key areas. These include

- access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development

- access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments

- industry-specific employability activities such as live projects, learning in simulated environments and networking opportunities.

**Applied learning**

**Work placements**

You’ll apply the theory you study to practice-based learning experiences. Here you’ll develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice – preparing you to become a life-long, competent professional. The experiences you’re provided with are compulsory to achieve the course’s practice-based learning outcomes.

These experiences will help you build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity, and curiosity. They’ll take place in different practice-based learning environments – reflecting the range of ways services are currently delivered.

We’ll ensure the practice-based learning element of your course complies with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) which governs the ODP profession.

**Future careers**

This course prepares you for a career in

- operating theatres

- recovery units

- critical care

- resuscitation and A&E

- further studies leading to roles such as Surgical First Assistant (SFA), Anaesthesia Associate, Surgical Care Practitioner

- leadership and management

**Equipment and facilities**

On this course you work with

- a simulation operating theatre and other clinical environments

- clinical skills rooms

- dissection laboratories

- anatomy laboratories

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

**Important notice:** The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page.

**Year 1**

**Compulsory modules**

Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing

Odp Applied Science

Odp Clinical Practice 1

Odp Foundations In Clinical Practice

Odp Foundations In Peri-Operative Practice

Personal And Professional Development

**Year 2**

**Compulsory modules**

Assessing And Addressing Complexity

Evidence And Enquiry For Practice

Odp – Clinical Practice 2

Odp Developing Clinical Practice

Odp Developing Peri Operative Practice

**Final year **

**Compulsory modules**

Odp – Clinical Practice 3

Odp Progressing Towards The Autonomous Practitioner

Professional Leadership

The Advancing Professional

Working With Complexity In Practice

Assessment methods

Coursework
Practical

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£18,655
per year
International
£18,655
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni

Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Health Wellbeing and Life Sciences

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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.

61%
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
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

78%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
46%
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
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
C

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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

66%
Therapy professionals
8%
Childcare and related personal services
5%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Health sciences (non-specific)

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