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Operating Department Practice

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Operating department practice

Do you like the idea of working in a dramatic and exciting environment, where you'll be part of a dynamic team in an operating theatre? Then perioperative practice could be a great career option if you want to open up a whole host of opportunities for your future. Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) work alongside surgeons, anaesthetists and other medical staff to provide care for patients at all stages of the surgical process.

* You’ll have the opportunity to practise your skills in our simulated operating theatre, enabling you to experience the operating theatre environment.

* The course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) so you’ll benefit from experienced staff, specialist labs and great links to NHS Trusts and our partners in the private sector.

* Our clinical placement opportunities enable you to gain valuable hands-on experience in a number of perioperative environments.

* You’ll get the chance to work in the real world as part of interdisciplinary teams in a variety of care settings, so you’ll be able to see how ODPs contribute to all sorts of specialist areas.

* You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.

On our Operating Department Practice course you’ll get a strong grounding in the theory exploring what’s involved in the three interconnected aspects of the role: anaesthetic, surgical and post anaesthetic. From the very beginning, you’ll be supported in your studies by academic staff and qualified practitioners who understand what it’s like to be an ODP. As the course progresses, you’ll move beyond the fundamentals to delve into the role research plays in perioperative practice and explore leadership and management strategies.

Professional links and accreditation:
This course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC - http://www.hcpc-uk.org/).

Whilst studying this course you're currently not required to register as a member with the Health and Care Professions Council, however you must follow their standards of conduct, performance and ethics.

NHS Funding:
Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website (https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund).

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Operating Department Practice
Introduction to Perioperative Practice and Patient Care (Placement 1)
Principles of Anaesthesia for Operating Department Practice
Principles of Surgery for Operating Department Practice
Research and Professional Accountability for Operating Department Practice

Year 2
Core modules:
Critical Care of the Perioperative Patient
Implementation of Perioperative Practice (Placement 2)
Patho-physiological Processes Related to Peri-operative Practice
Research and Professional Accountability for Operating Department Practice 2
Theories of Perioperative Practice

Year 3
Core modules:
Developing Perioperative Practice
Leadership and Management in the Perioperative Environment
Managing Enhanced and Complex Perioperative Practice (Placement 3)
Perioperative Research-based Project

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, simulation assessments and examinations.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£17,000
per year
International
£17,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Allied Health Professions Sport and Exercise (HDAHPSE)

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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.

67%
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

94%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
E

After graduation


The stats in this section 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)

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
22%
Health professionals
12%
Therapy 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.

£22k

£22k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

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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