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Would you like to work closely with surgeons, anaesthetists and other professionals to plan, deliver and evaluate the care of patients who are undergoing surgical or anaesthetic procedures?

This specialised diploma will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to provide care to patients during the three phases of perioperative practice: anaesthetics, surgery and post-anaesthetic care.         

Approved by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), successful completion will allow you to apply to become a registered operating department practitioner (ODP), a role that is in high demand both within the NHS and independent sector.

Whilst studying on this course you will spend time in our specialised clinical skills centre, which boasts state-of-the-art facilities and training equipment that is at the forefront of the sector.

As a Northumbria Operating Department Practice student you will learn to:

  • Utilise excellent communication and interpersonal skills ensuring safe effective and compassionate care.
  • Develop comprehensive Operating Department Practice abilities to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised, holistic, evidence based Operating Department Practice care.
  • Develop team-working skills promoting collaboration and partnership with stakeholders.
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities through raising awareness of health needs and facilitating health enhancing activities
  • Use lifelong learning and research skills to inform practice and facilitate ongoing continuing professional development.
  • Demonstrate organisational, management and leadership skills in the delivery of high quality perioperative care.
100% of students said they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course (NSS, 2019).

For more information in relation to studying Operating Department Practice, contact Northumbria University today on 0191 406 0901 or register for Operating Department Practice course updates.

Would you like to work closely with surgeons, anaesthetists and other professionals to plan, deliver and evaluate the care of patients who are undergoing surgical or anaesthetic procedures?

This specialised diploma will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to provide care to patients during the three phases of perioperative practice: anaesthetics, surgery and post-anaesthetic care.         

Approved by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), successful completion will allow you to apply to become a registered operating department practitioner (ODP), a role that is in high demand both within the NHS and independent sector.

Whilst studying on this course you will spend time in our specialised clinical skills centre, which boasts state-of-the-art facilities and training equipment that is at the forefront of the sector.

As a Northumbria Operating Department Practice student you will learn to:

  • Utilise excellent communication and interpersonal skills ensuring safe effective and compassionate care.
  • Develop comprehensive Operating Department Practice abilities to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised, holistic, evidence based Operating Department Practice care.
  • Develop team-working skills promoting collaboration and partnership with stakeholders.
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities through raising awareness of health needs and facilitating health enhancing activities
  • Use lifelong learning and research skills to inform practice and facilitate ongoing continuing professional development.
  • Demonstrate organisational, management and leadership skills in the delivery of high quality perioperative care.
100% of students said they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course (NSS, 2019).

For more information in relation to studying Operating Department Practice, contact Northumbria University today on 0191 406 0901 or register for Operating Department Practice course updates.

Course Information

UCAS Code
B995

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 Years full-time

Department
Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021

Fee Information

Department / Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Northumbria's Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health offers students the opportunity to develop caring careers that can transform the lives of patients, families and communities.

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Taught in our specialised clinical skills centre, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and training equipment that is at the forefront of the healthcare industry.

At Northumbria, we have created a student-centred learning culture to empower you to become an independent learner through engagement with an evolving concept curriculum.

The Operating Department Practice team at Northumbria University will work in partnership with you to develop your confidence and competence to provide excellent care. Your engagement in theoretical, practice and skills modules will include inter-professional learning opportunities and prepare you for your professional role

Integral to the programme is practice learning, and together with our clinical partners, we will offer a wide range of supported clinical learning experiences. Practice supervisors, Practice Assessors and Academic Assessors support you as a Northumbria student in your learning journey. Your learning will be underpinned by developing skills and understanding of the evidence-base in Operating Department Practice to help you link theory to practice.  At the forefront of your experience is the development of critical thinking skills required to become a reflective, lifelong learner.

How will I learn on this programme?

Your learning will reflect real-life experiences. You will be introduced to the key concepts of operating department practice, which are supported by the HCPC (2014) Standards of Proficiency for ODPs. Once basic concepts are mastered, you will be able to transfer your knowledge and skills to the care of patients in different situations, therefore increasing your confidence.
The BSc Operating Department Practice has been developed integrating technology enhanced learning to allow flexible access to authentic education integral to improving patient care. Some of your theoretical content will be presented as preparatory independent study provided as video lectures and interactive e-learning packages. You will arrive in class prepared for the face-to-face learning facilitated by a lecturer where you will be ready to apply concepts to real life situations in an interactive environment. Using this approach you are likely to feel more engaged and motivated in your learning.
Learning occurs within the classroom, the Clinical Skills Centre, and in clinical practice. In clinical practice, you will be supported to learn by a dedicated team of registered operating department practitioners and other healthcare professionals who can offer you support in the practical application of skills and knowledge, emphasise a person-centred approach within operating department practice, and identify opportunities for you to interact with peers and staff. External speakers who are experts in their field are actively involved in e-lectures and the delivery of seminars/workshops. Your learning will be support throughout the programme with a unique coaching approach. This involves a two-way dialogue with your lecturers / peers with the intention of working through problems to find solutions through questioning, listening and having an open mind.
At Northumbria University, we know that, as a student, you need a practice environment to develop your practice of thinking and skill performance. You will be exposed to a variety of strategies such as demonstration, supervised practice and skills rehearsal in our perioperative simulation suite. These can support your clinical skills development and build confidence prior to clinical practice. The programme team utilise Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) approaches, designed to facilitate your learning, challenge the development of your skills and motivate you to develop a deep understanding. Learning in practice is a fundamental part of the programme supported by learning opportunities facilitated by practice supervisors, practice assessors and academic assessors.

How will I be assessed on the programme?

The assessment processes are both formative (ungraded) and summative (graded) as we believe they should not only measure and judge your learning but also shape it and develop your intellectual ability. All assessments are designed to motivate you, stimulate your interest and challenge you to develop your skills. This will enable you to reflect on feedback regarding your progress.
During the programme there is equal weighting in the assessment of theory and practice. Module assessments reflect a variety of tried and tested strategies carefully selected to suit your needs as a student and as a developing ODP on this programme. Examples of academic assessments include written assignments, exams, presentations and reflective accounts.

Student Profiles / Operating Department Practice Diploma of Higher Education

Hear what it is really like to study Operating Department Practice from our current students.

This course is delivered by a specialist teaching team who have extensive knowledge in all areas of clinical practice.

Our lecturers are all experienced healthcare professionals and qualified educators who work closely with the local NHS Trusts and private sector hospitals to ensure that the curriculum is relevant and contemporary to meet current healthcare requirements.

In addition to a dedicated tutor and mentor whilst on placement, you will also be able to take advantage of our Learning Leaders system, where a second year student will support you throughout your first year of study.

We invite practising clinicians to the University to come and talk about and deliver a variety of specialist subjects to ensure your knowledge is at the forefront of your profession.

This course is based at our Coach Lane campus, which houses our Clinical Skills Centre – a purpose-built facility that will allow you to develop practical skills and gain valuable experience of real hospital situations through a simulated environment. Utilising authentic equipment that you will encounter in the perioperative clinical environment, you will have the opportunity to practice your skills in a safe environment prior to completing your placement.

Our facilities are some of the most advanced in the country and allow us to ensure your learning evolves in-line with the latest developments in the profession.

Technology is embedded throughout all aspects of your course and you will receive ongoing support through our innovative e-learning platform, Blackboard, where you can access module handbooks, assessment information, lecture presentation slides and reading lists. Key lectures will also be recorded to allow you to listen again. 

 


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All of the lecturers on this course are experienced healthcare practitioners whose research, specialisms and expertise are integrated into all aspects of the course’s delivery.

Throughout the duration of your course, you will be encouraged to develop your research skills by undertaking research activities and evidence-based enquiry, which will inform and help you to deliver effective patient care.

This course offers an array of future opportunities in both the public and private sector.

The role of an ODP is rapidly changing and expanding and there are many more new and exciting opportunities for you to engage in on a local, national and international level.

Although many ODPs primarily work within an operating department, there are also career opportunities in other areas such as:

  • Critical Care
  • Accident and Emergency
  • Dental Departments
  • Maternity Units
  • Organ Transplant Teams
  • X-Ray
  • CT and MRI scan rooms
  • Education and research.

Once qualified you will also have the option to expand your role and responsibilities to higher-level positions, such as a surgical care practitioner, surgical first assistant or physician’s assistant.

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants will be required to attend an interview. Admission is subject to a suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and a satisfactory health check. Applicants must meet the Health and Care Professions Council's suitability for registration requirements.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1*: TBC

* It is anticipated that fees for 21/22 will be £9,250. EU fees status will be confirmed following confirmation from Government


International Fee in Year 1: TBC

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

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