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Birmingham City University

Operating Department Practice

UCAS Code: B991

Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects. sujbects excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project

AS

A,A-E,E

A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma. Subjects excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project

Full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction of which a minimum of 12 must be in a Science or Health related subject and 15 at Level 2. in a Health and Social Care or Science related pathway Mathematics and English Language GCSE equivalent must be achieved prior to application GCSE equivalents only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade C or above or equivalent qualifications must be achieved prior to application. GCSE science is not required for Access students.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE 3 subjects at grade 4 must include Mathematics, English language and science subjects. Must have been achieved at the point of application. Acceptable equivalent qualifications: - BTEC Level 2 Diploma - Health and Social Care - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - Health and Social Care - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 - Maths, English Language and Science - Key Skills level 2 - Application of Number or Communication

HNC (BTEC)

P

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents

HND (BTEC)

P

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Obtain a minimum of 24 points overall Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 11 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 88 UCAS Tariff Points For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Language Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.

Must include Health, Social or Science related subjects Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 88 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).

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

DD

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 88 tariff points.

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

MMM

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents

Must Include Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 88 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).

UCAS Tariff

88
54%
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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Operating department practice

Are you interested in a rewarding career in perioperative care? Have you got excellent management skills and a passion for supporting others? Start your journey to becoming a vital part of the theatre team with our DipHE Operating Department Practice (ODP) course.

ODP's are a vital part of the operating theatre team, with their role varying from day to day. Working alongside surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and healthcare support workers, ODP's ensure that every operation is as safe and effective as possible. While receiving continuous individual support and guidance, this course prepares you to become an independent practitioner within the operating department environment, able to respond to changes in health care needs and priorities.

You will learn and practice in a real-life operating theatre, within our state-of-the-art £71 million City South Campus and will benefit from excellent graduate employability rates. Successful completion of this course means you will be eligible to apply for registration as an ODP with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and can work within a multidisciplinary operating theatre team.

Tuition fees

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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 location:

Royal Devon and Exeter

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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.

87%
high
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.

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Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
99%
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

86%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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Staff value students' opinions

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