TOP COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
Learn from clinical experts
gain training in an in-demand sector
demonstrate your skills in a placement
You will complete clinical placements alongside your studies, giving you a chance to demonstrate the knowledge you’ve learned in the classroom in the workplace.
Fantastic learning Environment
You will learn in our simulation suite, giving you the opportunity to practice before you enter the working environment.
Register with HCPC
Graduates of this course will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a registered Operating Department Practitioner.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
This course combines academic study with clinical placements where a range of health professionals will assist in your Operating Department Training. Some of your learning will take place in our brand-new simulation suite where you will be able to practice your acquired skills in a supported simulated environment.
Modules you may study are:
- Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology (30 credits)
- Technology to Support Patient Care Within the Operating Theatre Department (30 credits)
- Introduction to Operating Department Practice (30 credits)
- Professional and Academic Development (30 credits)
- Pathophysiology: Illness and its impact upon individuals (15 credits)
- Enhancing Operating Department Practice (30 credits)
- Care of the Emergency Surgical Patient (30 credits)
- Medicines Management (15 credits)
- Understanding Research in Evidence-Based Practice (30 credits)
- Advancing Operating Department Practice (30 credits)
- Role Transition to Registered Operating Department Practitioner (30 credits)
- Exploring Evidence for Professional Practice (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.
- Surgical First Assistant Skills (30 credits)
- Surgical First Assistant Skills (Endorsement) (30 credits)
WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?
Graduates will be eligible to apply for professional registration as an Operating Department Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council and to commence their career as a registered Operating Department practitioner. ODP graduates can also pursue higher degrees at Master’s and PhD level.
The assessments for this course are split up, with 37.5% being coursework, 12.5% being Examinations and the remaining 50% as Practical Assessment.
To gain a place on this course you will need 112 UCAS points made up from A-Levels, BTEC National Diploma, International Baccalaureate, Access to Higher Education Diploma, NVQ(L3), Diploma in Health & Social Care, in addition to three GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.
You will also need to:
- Attend an interview at a Selection Day
- Demonstrate appropriate healthcare experience through work shadowing or observation either voluntary or paid is encouraged
- Provide a professional/academic reference
- Complete a Suitability Declaration
- If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test.
You can apply for student finance to cover your course tuition fees and other loans and bursaries may be available to help fund your study.
You need to apply via UCAS under the Truro College provision.
Students who require a visa to study in the UK are not eligible to apply for this programme.
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