Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Operating Department Practice (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) are an instrumentally vital part of the perioperative team and are responsible for delivering safe, high-quality care to surgical patients during anaesthesia, surgery and post anaesthesia (recovery). Taught by actively practising lecturers, in state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice – working in clinical settings supervised by registered healthcare professionals during multiple work placements that make up approximately 60% of your time on the course. As well as the expert knowledge and skillset acquired throughout the programme, you’ll also gain numerous transferable skills, such as leadership, problem-solving, teamwork and communication – all essential for a career in the NHS or private sector. We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills needed to prepare you for the ODP degree, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree and begin your ODP study. This BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice is approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) meaning that, upon successful completion of the programme, you will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as an Operating Department Practitioner. New for 2020: ODP students on courses from September 2020 may be eligible for a non-repayable government training grant of at least £5,000 a year. Find out more information about the funding: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund.

Course details

Modules

During the foundation year, you will study the following units: Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Chemistry, Introduction to Psychology, Mathematics in Science, Academic Study Skills and Foundation Year Project. As part of the degree, you will study a variety of units including Anaesthetic care, Surgical care, Postanaesthetic care, Perioperative practice and communication.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB992
Institution code B50
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 - 72 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 There are no GCSE requirements. The Foundation Year will cover these skills in preparation for degree study.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barred List check; this will be a condition of offer and will need to be completed prior to commencing the course. Please see the Government website for the most up to date information.

Health checks

This is a physically and mentally demanding and you will need to be mentally and physically able to undertake your chosen course. Places are offered subject to passing an OH check, and this will be carried out at the University Hospital Southampton. Health conditions need to be dealt with on an individual basis e.g. deafness, blindness, eczema (or other dermatological allergic reactions) on exposed areas, epilepsy, back problems, or mental health conditions, eating disorders and other disabilities. These do not automatically exclude you but please ensure that you fully disclose your condition to OH. The university can then consider the recommendations made by OH and whether reasonable adjustments can be made to support you on your chosen course. If you require more guidance please contact us for more information. You will be required to provide a record of your immunity status or be vaccinated or have the required blood tests. You may need to ask your GP or current OH department or find your childhood vaccination record for details of your past immunisation records. You should be aware that there may be charges made (for which you will be liable) relating to your gaining the appropriate immunity required prior to starting your training programme.

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000* Year 1
Scotland £6000* Year 1
Wales £6000* Year 1
Channel Islands £6000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850. Fees shown for September 2021 entry are subject to confirmation in response to changes in government policy. Your tuition fee will not change for the duration of your Bachelor’s degree. If you study a foundation year, once you’ve completed this first year your annual fee will increase to that of the Bachelor’s degree and remain fixed at this level for the remainder of the course. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Operating Department Practice (with Foundation Year) at Bournemouth University - UCAS