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Birmingham City University

Operating Department Practice with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: B77F

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D

A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects. Must include one of Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology or Social Science at Grade B General Studies and Extended Project not accepted.

AS

A,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. To obtain a minimum of 80 points Must include either Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Social Science or Applied Science. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project not accepted

Full Award in Health and Social Care or Science related pathway of 45 credits at level 3. The remaining 15 credits can be taken at either level 2 or 3. Within the level 3 credits, a minimum of 15 must be achieved at merit or distinction including 9 in science or health subjects. Must have Mathematics and English Language GCSE at 4 or equivalent prior to application. Non Health & Social Care or Science Pathways not accepted. 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 science is not required for Access students. GCSE equivilences 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 science is not required for Access students.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 subjects at grade 4 must include Mathematics, English language and science subjects Must have been achieved at the point of application Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered. If an applicant is studying an Access qualification or has already achieved an acceptable Level 3+ qualification, but is missing an acceptable Level 2 qualification, then they will be asked to complete Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and/or English Language (as applicable) by the 31st July alongside the GCSE they are studying.

HNC (BTEC)

P

Relevant Subject

HND (BTEC)

P

Relevant Subject

IB Diploma with 25 points from the IB overall Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis At least one Higher Level subject with grade 4 or above from Group 4 And Grade 4 in Maths (Standard Level) And English Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Group B and Ab Initio - Grade 5

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H4,H4,H4,H4,H4

Maximum of 5 x Highers to achieve 80 tariff points minimum

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

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

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP

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

Must 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 80 tariff points. Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

D*D

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

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

DM

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents, Applied Science Not including Early Years

Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 80 tariff points Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents, Applied Science Not including Early Years

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

MMP

In Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents, Applied Science Must achieve a minimum of 80 tariff points.

Must 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 80 tariff points. Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents, Applied Science Not including Early Years

80 tariff points Maximum of 5 Scottish Higher and 3 Advances Higher at Grade C Must Include Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents

UCAS Tariff

80

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

Subject

Operating department practice

Operating department practitioners (ODPs) 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, ODPs 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, and benefit from excellent 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:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


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87%
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Operating department practice

How do students rate their degree experience?

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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

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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