University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Operating Department Practice

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Course summary

Why Operating Department Practice? Our Operating Department Practice degree has been designed to give you the skills and knowledge to work successfully as a crucial member of an operating department team. The programme has been developed with input from our partners in the NHS and private healthcare to ensure you benefit from the very latest ideas, technologies and techniques and can meet the needs of health employers in modern society. Pending approval by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), our course will enable you to apply to register and practice as an Operating Department Practitioner on graduation and begin a rewarding career delivering vital care to surgical patients. You’ll study the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology and pathology and how to apply your knowledge to clinical situations. You’ll work with cutting-edge specialist equipment and develop advanced technical skills, as you learn to manage patients through the 3 phases of perioperative care - anaesthesia, surgery and recovery. Work placements will form an essential element of your learning on the course and you’ll have the chance to work with experienced healthcare practitioners in a variety of clinical settings. By the time you graduate therefore, you’ll have built the experience and confidence necessary to undertake a key role working alongside other professionals, such as nurses, surgeons, anaesthetists and healthcare support workers. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you’ll benefit from a wide range of courses and professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff means you will enjoy a diverse range of sports clubs, societies and activities whilst making friends for life and securing valuable professional connections. Our specialised and experienced lecturers treat our students as more than just a number, and care about their futures. Alongside their support, guest speakers, networking events and work placements will help you prepare for life after graduation, whether that be in a successful career in your field or onto further study. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire. Cheltenham and Gloucester offer the best of city and country living, with the rolling hills of the Cotswolds paired with vibrant nightclubs and stunning parks in the bustling town and city centres. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 92% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2021 and based on 2018/19 leavers. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B990
Institution code:
G50
Campus name:
Oxstalls Campus - Gloucester
Campus code:
G

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us​. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade C/4 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent)

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


English language requirements

International students will need IELTS, with a score of 7.0 in all areas.

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
Operating Department Practice at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS