Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Operating Department Practice

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Course summary

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Qualify for practice on a College of Operating Department Practitioners-accredited course.
  • Be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) under the protected title of Operating Department Practitioner.
  • Learn in practice based environments including operating theatres, maternity units, critical care and A&Es.
  • Get hands-on practice in our simulated operating theatre, ward, skills rooms and anatomy labs.
ODPs are the only undergraduate Allied Health Profession in the UK trained to work in operating theatres. On this course, you’ll learn to work effectively as an autonomous practitioner. You’ll also work alongside anaesthetists, surgeons and others to prepare and assist during surgical and anaesthetic procedures — transforming the experiences of care for patients. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. On this course, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to enter into highly skilled employment. At every level of the course you will gain a variety of clinical experiences to give you real world experience. This will enhance your employability and prepare you for your career as an ODP in the dynamic health and social care environment. The course is grounded in research. By learning alongside other professions and students you will develop knowledge, confidence and a strong professional identity. You learn through
  • theoretical lectures, tutorials and seminars
  • clinical practice based learning
  • simulation
  • technology enhanced learning
  • practical sessions
  • virtual and distance learning
  • independent learning
Applied learning Theory will prepare you for practice learning experiences are designed to help you not only to apply theory to practice, but to develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice in order to become life-long, competent professionals. You are required to attend the practice learning experiences provided on the course to achieve the course practice learning outcomes. You’ll undertake a range of practice learning experiences, helping you to build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity and curiosity. This will take place in different practice learning environments, reflecting the range of ways in which services are currently delivered. This might include simulated learning and virtual placements alongside real world experience of services delivered face to face to service users. The university will ensure that the practice learning element of your course will be compliant with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) governing your chosen profession. This is so that by the end of your course, you will have been provided with the opportunity to demonstrate attainment of the requirements to register as a professional with your chosen profession.

Course details

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 Compulsory modules Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing Odp Applied Science Odp Clinical Practice 1 Odp Foundations In Clinical Practice Odp Foundations In Peri-Operative Practice Personal And Professional Development Year 2 Compulsory modules Assessing And Addressing Complexity Evidence And Enquiry For Practice Odp – Clinical Practice 2 Odp Developing Clinical Practice Odp Developing Peri Operative Practice Final year Compulsory modules Odp – Clinical Practice 3 Odp Progressing Towards The Autonomous Practitioner Professional Leadership The Advancing Professional Working With Complexity In Practice

Assessment method

Coursework Practical

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Operating Department Practitioners, College of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B990
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

FdSc Professional Practice in Health & Social Care - If you are in the process of completing or have successfully completed the above programme at one of our partner colleges (Sheffield College, Barnsley College, Chesterfield College, North Lindsey College, Dearne Valley College, Manchester College, Stockport College and Doncaster College) and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional within the Health & Social Care sector, we would welcome an application from you via UCAS, to commence this programme at Year 1. Successful completion of our Foundation Year in Health, Sport & Social Care. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/operating-department-practice/bsc-honours-operating-department-practice/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Occupational Health Screening You will need to undertake occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course. This will be provided by the University free of charge. As part of this assessment you are expected to provide all relevant, truthful and accurate information to ensure a safe environment for yourself and service users. Immunisations You must undertake a programme of immunisations as required by the Department of Health and meet the immunisation and immunity requirements of placement providers. This will be provided by the University free of charge. Please obtain details of your immunisation history from your doctor so you can submit this during your Occupational Health Screening.

Interview

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to an online interview. To confirm your identity on the day please bring a valid form of photo ID with you, preferably a passport or photo driving licence. View our interview guidance to ensure you understand the interviews process and how you can prepare for this.

Other

Experience of interacting with members of the public from a range of backgrounds in different settings is essential when applying to a health or social care course. This is so you will have an understanding of the diversity of the population who access health and social care. It is important to be able to understand and explain how your experiences relate to the activities and qualities which are required for the profession at your interview. There are many ways you can gain experience - this might be as part of a programme of study or in a paid or voluntary capacity, and doesn't always need to be within a care setting. Interacting with people with different life experiences will help you develop a deeper level of understanding of the diversity of the population who access health and social care. In your personal statement please reflect upon your learning from any of these experiences demonstrating an understanding of the Operating Department Practitioner profession and a genuine, reasoned commitment to studying an operating department practice course. You will be invited to attend an interview if these key elements are included in your personal statement. Pre-course Day After completing the above professional checks, if you reside in the UK you are expected to make every reasonable attempt to attend a Pre-Course Day event to undertake the professional requirements of your course. This is also an opportunity to meet fellow applicant to the health and social care courses who will be starting their studies at the same time as you, some current students and teaching staff.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.

Please note that the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) require IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 for registration

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/operating-department-practice/bsc-honours-operating-department-practice/

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/operating-department-practice/bsc-honours-operating-department-practice/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £15860 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £15,860 with an annual placement supplement of £2,000.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Operating Department Practice at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS