Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Operating Department Practice

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Course summary

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This degree will give you the skills needed to deliver essential services in the operating theatre and give high standards of perioperative care to patients. Operating Department Practitioners play an essential role in the delivery of services in the operating theatre. As an ODP, you will play an important part of the theatre team and work alongside surgeons and anaesthetists. Students are required to sign a contract of professional behaviour on commencement of the award. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice. Work placements To give you hands-on experience of working with patients, combined with plenty of opportunities to apply your theoretical knowledge in the operating theatre environment, you’ll spend approximately 50% of your time in clinical practice during the course of your studies. Your placements will take place at a variety of NHS hospitals across Staffordshire and Shropshire. You will work in a range of surgical areas, including general and abdominal surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics, and ear, nose and throat.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core: Introduction to Operating Department Practice, Fundamentals of Perioperative Practice, Preparation of the Patient for Anaesthesia and Surgery, Perioperative Care Pathways Year 2 Core: Research Methods in Health and Social Care, Care of Patients with Comorbidities, Developing Perioperative Care Strategies, Intermediate Perioperative Care Year 3 Core: Leadership Management and Change in Health and Social Care, Emergency Care in the Operating Department and Associated Areas, Research Development in the Operating Department, Specialised Perioperative Practice


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
B902
Institution code:
S72
Campus name:
Staffordshire University (Stafford Campus)
Campus code:
5

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £18000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Operating Department Practice at Staffordshire University - UCAS