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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Home fee-paying students can access a non-repayable maintenance grant of at least £5,000 per year. You may also be eligible for additional financial support based on your circumstances. Learn more at www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/health-and-social-care/fees-and-funding Course summary

  • Qualify for practice with College of Operating Department Practitioners accreditation.
  • Learn theory in operating theatres, maternity units, critical care and A&Es.
  • Get hands-on practice in simulated operating theatre, ward and anatomy labs.
  • Be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) under the protected title of Operating Department Practitioner (ODP).
ODPs are the only undergraduate Allied Health Profession in the UK trained to work in operating theatres. You’ll learn to work effectively as an autonomous practitioner. You’ll 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 highly skilled employment. At every level of the course you’ll experience a variety of clinical environments to give you real-world insight. This will enhance your employability and prepare you for your career as an ODP in the dynamic health and social care sector. The course is grounded in research and collaboration. By learning alongside other professions and students, you’ll 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
You will be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment through a number of key areas. These include
  • access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development
  • access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments
  • industry-specific employability activities such as live projects, learning in simulated environments and networking opportunities.
Applied learning Work placements You’ll apply the theory you study to practice-based learning experiences. Here you’ll develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice – preparing you to become a life-long, competent professional. The experiences you’re provided with are compulsory to achieve the course’s practice-based learning outcomes. These experiences will help you build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity, and curiosity. They’ll take place in different practice-based learning environments – reflecting the range of ways services are currently delivered. We’ll ensure the practice-based learning element of your course complies with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) which governs the ODP profession. Future careers This course prepares you for a career in
  • operating theatres
  • recovery units
  • critical care
  • resuscitation and A&E
  • further studies leading to roles such as Surgical First Assistant (SFA), Anaesthesia Associate, Surgical Care Practitioner
  • leadership and management
Equipment and facilities On this course you work with
  • a simulation operating theatre and other clinical environments
  • clinical skills rooms
  • dissection laboratories
  • anatomy laboratories

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. Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page. 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 that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

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. Other professional suitability information Your full enrolment on your course will be confirmed when the Professional Issues Team have verified that your Enhanced DBS Disclosure (and overseas criminal record check where relevant) indicates that you are suitable to work with vulnerable groups including children and clearance from your health screening has been received. If your personal circumstances change in relation to any of the professional requirements, from when you apply to the end of your course, please tell the Professional Issues team immediately by calling 0114 225 5637 or emailing [email protected]. Disability support We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions, learning difficulty or disability you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the Health and Care Professions Council standards of proficiency and take part without disadvantage both in University and on placement. You can contact our disability coordinator on 0114 225 2588 to explore any issues you may have, or you can contact our university disabled student support team on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom).

Interview

Helping your application succeed Experience 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. Reference You must provide a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution with your UCAS application.

Other

Course enrolment - professional requirements Before enrolling you must fully declare the following information on the pre-admission declaration form provided during the admissions process: unfiltered criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. For further information on unfiltered offences please see the Disclosure and Barring Service website. involvement in disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or education establishments involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations enrolment on a health or social work professional course at another University In addition Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Criminal Record Check you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check prior to or during the enrolment week of your course. This will be provided by the University free of charge. you will need to present valid identity documents (PDF) (PDF, 38.1KB) as part of the application process if you have lived outside of the UK for more than six consecutive months in the last five years you must provide an overseas criminal record check. Further information on obtaining an overseas criminal record check. where your DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate contains any recorded information you must present this to the Professional Issues Team within ten working days of receipt of the certificate. Pre-course Day After completing the above professional checks, if you reside in the UK it is important for you to make every reasonable attempt to attend a Pre-Course Day event to undertake the next stage of the professional requirements for your course. The pre-course day is also a good opportunity to meet fellow applicants on the health & social care courses who will be starting their studies at the same time as you, as well as some current students and teaching staff. We will look forward to welcoming you on the day.


English language requirements

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

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English. Please note that the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) require IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 for registration.

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

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Operating-department-practice/BSc-Honours-Operating-Department-Practice/Full-time/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
93%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/fees

Sponsorship information

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

Operating Department Practice at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS