If you are passionate about delivering high-quality care to surgical patients within the operating room and associated care settings, our Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) degree is for you. This BSc Hons Operating Department Practitioner course will prepare you to provide high standards of care to patients undergoing surgery. You will learn to work with a team of highly skilled surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses in an Operating Department in NHS Trust Hospitals and the Independent sector. The course combines both academic and clinical practice. This allows you to put your learning into practice and develop the skills required to care for patients, primarily in the operating department. Some students will have the opportunity to complete a Surgical First Assistant Skills endorsement and develop specialist skills to assist surgeons during surgery. Graduates of this course will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a registered Operating Department Practitioner. What you should know about this course
- This course combines academic study with clinical placements where a range of health professionals will assist in your Operating Department Training.
- Some of your learning will take place in our brand-new simulation suite where you will be able to practice your acquired skills in a supported simulated environment.
- When you complete your course be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a registered Operating Department Practitioner.
- Our highly qualified and experienced staff are both teachers and researchers, giving you access to a talented pool of educators.
All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.
Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- University of Greenwich (Avery Hill Campus)
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
We also accept: BTEC/National Diploma International Baccalaureate Advanced and Progression Diplomas Access courses NVQ (Level 3) Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 3) Foundation degrees
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Attend an interview at a Selection Day. https://www.gre.ac.uk/study/apply/interviews/fehhs/practitioner
Appropriate healthcare experience through work shadowing or observation either voluntary or paid is encouraged Provide a Professional or Academic Reference Required Suitability Declaration
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||with at least 6.5 in each skill|
Level 2 from a pre-2014 Access course or Functional skills level 2
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Course contact detailsVisit our course page
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