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Coventry University

Operating Department Practice

UCAS Code: B990

Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE

Entry requirements


The Access to HE Diploma in a Health or Science related subject to include 15 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English at grade 4 or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English, Mathematics and Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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

MPP

in Health and Social Care or Sports subject.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Operating department practice

The course aims to develop you into a confident, competent, safe and capable practitioner who can carry out complex activity in all areas of a hospital Operating Department. This includes the assessment, planning and delivery of individualised care from admission to the department through to the immediate postoperative unit or recovery.

The demands placed on ODPs mean that the practitioner is required to take responsibility for managing all aspects of patient care within the department, primarily concerned with supporting and assisting in the care of the patient throughout the perioperative journey.

ODPs have a critical role within the operating theatre team and are involved with the maintenance and restoration of the physical and psychological status of the patient. This course aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge to work effectively as an ODP within a team of health and social care professionals.

ODPs also work within other areas such as the Emergency Department, Intensive Care and Obstetric Units. There are other opportunities available to enhance your training and become Surgical Care Practitioners or Physicians Assistants (Anaesthesia) with additional postgraduate education and training (additional costs may apply).

Coventry University is ranked in the UK’s top 15 in the Guardian University Guide 2020, offering a state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Centre with up-to-date equipment and simulators and excellent career prospects. Our course benefits from exceptionally high levels of staff commitment and outstanding graduate employability, with 100% of our graduates currently in work.

Modules

Your main study themes are:
**Skills for competence in Anaesthetic practice**
**Skills for competence in Surgical practice**
**Perioperative practice**: Aims to develop the professional values, attitudes and behaviours required to deliver safe and effective, holistic person centred care. You’ll cover the key concepts of perioperative care and clinical skills, as well as factors influencing the delivery of safe and effective care. Clinical skills acquisition which underpins this will be taught and practiced in the simulated clinical environment.
**Evidence informed practice and decision making**: Explores the principles and strategies of Evidence Informed Practice (EIP) to enable you to apply, creatively, a wide range of sources of evidence for clinical decision making. You will be introduced to research perspectives (methodology and design), audit, health policy, and service user participation as methods to evaluate your EIP plans and interventions.
**Communications and professionalism**: Communication is highlighted as an essential skill for all health care professionals because it impacts on patient satisfaction. You will develop the key professional attributes incorporating the six ‘C’s model of communication, commitment, courage, care, competence, compassion.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

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 location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Health

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.

80%
med
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.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

89%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


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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.

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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Therapy professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology, speech therapy and degrees associated with language development. Speech therapy dominates and most graduates in this group go into jobs as speech therapists. About a fifth had studied audiology - there are not many audiology graduates each year in the UK, and they usually go on to jobs as — you guessed it — audiologists (mostly in hospitals but increasingly on the high street). Speech science or therapy graduates often go straight into speech therapy jobs when they graduate, although you don’t absolutely have to be a speech therapist if you take the course. There's a demand for graduates from all these courses and prospects are good.

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