Keen to work in a dramatic and exciting environment? Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) work alongside surgeons, anaesthetists, and other medical staff, to provide care for patients during surgery. A role within perioperative practice, therefore, will see you work as part of a dynamic team in an operating theatre and could prove a great career choice. On this course, you’ll practise your skills in our simulated operating theatre, enabling you to experience the operating theatre environment. You’ll benefit from a strong grounding in theory, exploring what’s involved in the three, interconnected aspects of the role: anaesthetic, surgical and post anaesthetic. 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. Why Study Operating Department Practice BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Our clinical placement opportunities enable you to gain valuable hands-on experience in perioperative environments; you’ll get the chance to potentially shadow an operating department practitioner (ODP), as part of interdisciplinary teams in a variety of care settings. This will allow you to see how ODPs contribute to all sorts of specialist areas in real world environments. You can hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group, too. In 2024, the University’s new Daphne Steele Building will open on the site of the National Health Innovation campus. This allows Operating Department Practice BSc(Hons) students to benefit from specialist clinical teaching facilities and world-leading research facilities, helping you boost your skills within the health sector. Students on this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year – find out more on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website. Professional Bodies This course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.
This is a common first year and comprises: • Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Operating Department Practice • Introduction to Perioperative Practice and Patient Care (Placement 1) • Principles of Anaesthesia for Operating Department Practice • Principles of Surgery for Operating Department Practice • Research and Professional Accountability for Operating Department Practice. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.
You'll be taught via seminars, group work, practical sessions, lectures, simulation, and problem-based learning. Teaching is delivered on campus and through our University's Virtual Learning Environment. You'll be assessed through a variety of methods, including coursework, simulation assessments and examinations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma/Level 3 Extended Diploma at grade B. In addition you must have GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or equivalent Ofqual regulated qualification. You must be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the role and work of the operating department practitioner. * Offers will be subject to an interview and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. * You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration. We arrange these as part of the application process. You'll be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. We will request an Overseas Police Check if you have lived in a country outside of the UK for 6 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years before applying to us and whilst aged 18 or over. * You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course. - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/apl/ Placement providers for this course may require you to have received a number of vaccinations, unless medically exempt, and provide evidence of these. As a student on a course with a clinical or healthcare placement, we strongly recommend that you complete any courses of vaccinations required under current guidelines for your future profession. Failure to do so may result in your inability to undertake a placement in certain clinical settings, therefore impacting upon your academic progression, and may result in academic failure of your course. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements. Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. You must include details of any previous study.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/ NHS Funding Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website - https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund
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