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University of West London

Operating Department Practice

UCAS Code: B991

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,B

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104-120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Theatre nursing

Would you like to become a skilled healthcare professional working with a team of surgeons, anaesthetists and theatre nurses?

This ODP course will train you to become a practitioner able to provide high standards of compassionate care at each perioperative stage – from anaesthetic to surgery to recovery.

You will learn from highly experienced staff, develop your confidence using modern simulation centre facilities and benefit from personalised feedback throughout the course.

Over half of your study time (60 per cent) will be spent gaining experience on clinical practice with an NHS Trust operating department. You can find out more about placements in the Course Details Introduction.

According to the Guardian University Guide 2019 UWL is ranked No. 1 in London and is in the top 17 universities in England for our nursing and midwifery courses.

Course detail & modules

On this course you will learn in classroom settings and in clinical practice, so that you can apply your new knowledge. These opportunities reflect modern healthcare practice and will develop your ability to meet patient needs.

This course aims to develop you into a perioperative practitioner who:
•is safe, compassionate and confident
•is professional and accountable
•can work effectively as part of a mixed specialist team
•is research-minded and able to use problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to inform the clinical decisions you make in practice
•is able to integrate theory to practice, promoting innovation and effective change
•is an independent, highly motivated, reflective lifelong learner
•meets the Standards of Proficiency for Operating Department Practitioners as set out by the HCPC and is eligible to apply to register.

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course locations:

Main site - West London

Berkshire Institute for Health

Department:

College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

TEF rating:
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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.

84%
med
Theatre nursing

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.

Theatre nursing

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
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

96%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
D
C

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.

Theatre nursing

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
98%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

90%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
3%
Caring personal services
2%
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.

Theatre nursing

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

£27k

£27k

£28k

£28k

£31k

£31k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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