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University of Huddersfield

Operating Department Practice

UCAS Code: B992

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits, 15 at Distinction, and 30 at Merit.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B in an A Level or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or National Extended Certificate. AS Levels are not included

38%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

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 placements 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.

Please note: the information for this course is subject to change.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Perioperative Practice
Introduction to Perioperative Practice and Patient Care
Principles of Perioperative Practice
Professional Development and Research 1

Year 2
Core modules:
Development of Clinical and Professional Perioperative Practice
Implementation of Perioperative Practice
Patho-physiological Processes Related to Perioperative Practice
Research 2

Year 3
Core modules:
Development of Advanced Perioperative Practice for Operating Department Practice
Leadership and Management in the Perioperative Environment
Managing Enhanced and Complex Perioperative Practice
Research 3

Assessment methods

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

The clinical element of the course is initially developed on campus in our skills laboratory, before you put your skills into practice when undertaking your clinical placements. Whilst undertaking clinical placements, you'll be supported and assessed by qualified practitioners including ODP’s and Nurses.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
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 full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

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.

69%
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.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

88%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
44%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

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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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
98%
high
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 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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