Operating Department Practice BSc/DipHE 2020/21 entry

Course code:

B990

Study options:

3 years full-time
2 years full-time (DipHE)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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Course code:

B990

Study options:

3 years full-time
2 years full-time (DipHE)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

Course code:

HLSU201

Study options:

3 years full-time
2 years full-time (DipHE)

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

Overview

Operating Department Practice (ODP) is an exciting and rewarding career, where you will interact and support a variety of patients at their most vulnerable, and facilitate their care throughout their perioperative journey; Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) are a crucial part of the inter-professional team.

The role of the ODP is continually evolving beyond the borders of the operating department and ODPs are increasingly adapting their range of skills and abilities to develop their practice to work in non-traditional acute areas such as the emergency department, interventional radiology, cardiac catheterisation, MRI and CT scanning as well as endoscopy units.

The skills you will learn and the knowledge you will gain whilst in university will be facilitated through simulated activities such as role play and clinical skills development in facilities which replicate those found in modern hospitals, include a mock operating theatre, mock ward setting, high dependency bays, and utilising high tech manikins which respond to the treatment provided. Teaching and learning is supported by highly trained, clinically current and experienced staff, clinical partners, service users and peer supported learning both from fellow ODP students and inter-professionally with students from a range of health courses across the school.

This course has 100% overall satisfaction - National Student Survey (NSS) 2018.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Health and Care Professions Council

Health and Care Professions Council

This course is accredited by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)


College of Operating Department Practice (CODP)

This course also has College of Operating Department Practice (CODP)

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


South Warwickshire NHS Trust


Worcestershire Acute NHS Hospitals Trust (Worcester Royal Hospital, Alexandra Hospital Redditch & Kidderminster Hospital)


University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (including Rugby St. Cross Hospital)


Spire Little Aston


BMI Coventry (Meriden)


Nuffield Leamington

Our Facilities

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Mock Operating Theatre

Our Alison Gingell building includes a full-size mock operating theatre, containing scrub sinks and theatre lights. We also have a mock hospital ward so that we can study a complete patient pathway.

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Ambulance

Our facilities include a mock ambulance, which students can use as part of their studies, to help simulate the patient journey. This gives students the opportunity to learn in situations that mirror real life scenarios.

Hospital Wards

Hospital Wards

We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools.

What our alumni say

Coventry University’s ODP teaching team have been absolutely fantastic support in my first year. It wasn't an easy ride both personally and academically but with the support of the staff I got through it all and couldn't thank them all enough. The course is fantastic for those who are practical learners.

Coventry University provides excellent teaching facilities in particular the new Alison Gingell building. Invaluable for creating that real life scenario and the ability to learn, get it wrong and learn from it.

Jessica Williams (Graduate 2018)

Course information

Successful completion of the course will allow you to contribute fully as part of the perioperative multidisciplinary team in all areas of operating department practice. In the practice placements throughout your programme you will apply theory to practice on a daily basis, providing you with a platform to grow in confidence, develop your clinical skills and abilities to enable you to become a safe, confident and competent practitioner.

As the course leads to eligibility to apply for professional registration with HCPC you are therefore required to meet attendance requirements both at university and on placement.

100%

of students agreed the course is intellectually stimulating and provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt

Modules

Overview

Year one is concerned with the principles and underpinning skills and knowledge required in practice (safe & effective, developing confidence and competence as a student practitioner).

Modules

  • Pathophysiology applied to Operating Department Practice

  • Principles of Anaesthetics & Anaesthesia

  • Principles of Surgery

  • Anaesthetic Practice

  • Surgical Practice

  • Health & Wellbeing in the Community

  • Foundations of Evidence Based Practice

Overview

Year two is concerned with developing the skills and knowledge from year 1 and working towards independent practice, experiencing patients with more complex care needs.

Modules

  • Developing Anaesthetic and Post-Anaesthetic Care in Practice

  • Developing Surgical Care in Practice

  • Developing Anaesthetic and Post-Anaesthetic Care

  • Developing Surgical Care

  • Developing Evidence Informed Practice

  • Exploring Professional and Ethical issues in Practice

Overview

Year three builds on the knowledge, skills and abilities developed in years one and two to enhance your experiences in more acute and challenging clinical, managerial, coaching roles as well as developing a more in-depth understanding of evidence based practice.

Modules

  • Leadership & Management for Healthcare Professionals

  • Enhanced Anaesthetics & Critical Care

  • Advanced Surgical Practice

  • Evidence Based Project

  • Transition from Apprentice to the accountable practitioner

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

4th

Our Nursing and Midwifery courses are ranked 4th by Guardian University Guide 2020

In more detail...

  • Benefits of all routes: Modern facilities which replicate hospital environments
  • Benefits of all routes: Excellent employment prospects: 95% of students for this course were in employment or further study 6 months after graduating, of which 100% of which were in a professional or managerial role (DLHE survey 2016/17)
  • Benefits of all routes: Learning through exploration approach provides a hands-on style of learning which provides context and is designed to prepare you for real-world situations
  • Benefits of all routes: Excellent student satisfaction rates: 100% of students were satisfied with the quality of teaching on this course (National Student Survey 2019)
  • Benefits of the Diploma: Eligible for registration with the HCPC after 2 years and able to seek employment.
  • Benefits of the Diploma: Students can enter the workforce more quickly than degree students
  • Benefits of the BSc (Hons): Can increase your employability opportunities at the point of qualification.
  • Benefits of the BSc (Hons): Can enable faster career progression by providing the foundational skills in: leadership and management, the surgical first assist role, coaching and supporting learners in practice
  • Benefits of the BSc (Hons): The ‘Advanced Surgical Practice’ module has been mapped against the curricula for the ‘Surgical First Assist role’ which may enable you to fast track into this role when the opportunity arises.
  • Benefits of the Degree level apprenticeship (following the same curriculum as the BSc (Hons)): Students can work, learn and earn.
  • Benefits of the Degree level apprenticeship (following the same curriculum as the BSc (Hons)):Enables employers to develop their existing workforce

Lectures from specialist practitioners, such as Operating Department Practitioners, Nurses, Midwives, Children’s Nurses and Anaesthetists.

These range from formally taught sessions to case studies, group work, online discussions, online quizzes and practical hands on sessions in our state of the art facility with a mock operating theatre and scrub room which is equipped with a range of equipment you would expect to be exposed to and use on a daily basis in a real operating theatre.

We aim to provide students with a range of learning environments and styles of teaching and learning which will suit the varied subject matter within the different modules, and support the needs of students at all levels of the course. Teaching and learning will take place in the context of lectures, seminars, workshop activities and practice area placements, each supported by a comprehensive course of tutorial support.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include coursework/formal examinations and practical placement.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

We employ a variety of assessment methods such as academic coursework, online examinations, Viva Voce (Oral Interviews / discussions), Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), poster presentations (individual and group) & work based practical observations.

You will be awarded a Dip HE or BSc (Hons) in Operating Department Practice and eligible to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Each module on the course(s) has a specific number of teaching contact hours as well as time for tutorial support with your Module Leader and Academic Personal Tutor.

All students have the opportunity to engage in international experiences whilst on the course(s). While the University subsidises some international trips each year, additional costs may apply for various opportunities. Places may also be limited and may be subject to students meeting any applicable visa requirements.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our alumni say

Describing the course I would say that the course has fulfilled my full expectations by being a challenging but very interesting course. I feel that the tutors have been very supportive and helpful. Combining all the theory work and putting it into practice helps me understand about some of the things that I do on placement.

Thomas Holland (Graduate 2018)

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: HLSU201 (DipHE)
BTEC IB Diploma GCSE + A'Level requirements Access Diploma 

MPP in the BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in Health and Social Care Related subject (will accept Sports Courses).

24 points

64 UCAS tariff points (minimum three A2 levels - excludes General Studies) and minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*- C including English Language, Science and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

(see View more detail on acceptable qualifications) 

An overall pass in a health-related Access to Higher Education Diploma (60 credits) with 45 Level 3 credits, 15 at Merit.

 

University Course Code: HLSU201 (BSc)
GCSE + A'Level requirements

112 UCAS points, which should typically include one physical science.

5 GSCE’s 9-4 / A*- C to include Mathematics, English and a Physical Science

Portfolio

Applicants will also be required to attend a selection event, which provides detailed information about the course and assesses numeracy and literacy as part of the selection process. Satisfactory health clearance and Disclosure and Barring Service required. Evidence of experience of health care e.g. residential or nursing homes, voluntary work with elderly/children/disabled care assistant work or work-based placements in the care sector is required.

In line with the National Health Service Constitution we use a values based recruitment approach in seeking candidates with the appropriate values to support effective team working in delivering excellent patient care.

BSc (Hons)

  • Evidence of recent study or engagement in personal or professional development activity
  • Ability to meet the occupational health requirements of the programme, which must meet those specified by the Department of Health for health workers involved in exposure prone procedures and the HCPC
  • Gain clearance from enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service or enhanced disclosure from Disclosure Scotland checks
  • If applying as a candidate for whom English is a second language the applicant should hold an overall IELTS of at least 7.0 with no element below 6.5 upon enrolment

Applicants will also be required to attend a selection event, which provides detailed information about the course and assesses numeracy and literacy as part of the selection process. Satisfactory health clearance and Disclosure and Barring Service required. Evidence of experience of health care e.g. residential or nursing homes, voluntary work with elderly/children/disabled care assistant work or work-based placements in the care sector is required.

In line with the National Health Service Constitution we use a values based recruitment approach in seeking candidates with the appropriate values to support effective team working in delivering excellent patient care.

Degree Level Apprenticeship

Applicants do not apply via UCAS and are required to meet the entry criteria as per the BSc (Hons) course.

The apprenticeship route is for applicants who are in a relevant employment and sponsored by their employer.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have minimum three
 A2 Levels (excludes General Studies). Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

An overall pass in a health related Access to Higher Education Diploma (60 credits) with 45 Level 3 credits, 15 at Merit.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

A-Level applicants are required to have three A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. This excludes General Studies.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires an IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 6.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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English as a Foreign Language This course requires an IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 6.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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What our students say...

This course has provided my foundation of resources, knowledge and confidence required to become a proficient practitioner , providing the highest standard of care to patients.

Bonnie Vowels

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£13,900 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

  • Appropriate Operating Department Footwear, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not funded by Coventry University for this route.

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our alumni say

I think the programme is fantastic and we are fully supported by lecturers throughout. The level of knowledge we had before starting placement made me feel more confident to go into theatres and any issues I had I knew I could speak to the lecturers. I think the new building is amazing and very realistic and for people like me who had no theatre experience before starting the course, will get a real understanding of what a theatre looks like and how it all works. Overall I love the course and I’m very glad I chose to come to Coventry.

Lauren Chapman (Alumni)

Career prospects

We provide support for all Coventry University graduates to help them secure employment on completion of the course.

95%

of students were employed or in further study

DLHE 2015/16 and 2016/17 combined

Where our graduates work

Past graduates have found work in the perioperative environment in both the NHS & Private Sector in Anaesthetics, Surgery & Post Anaesthetic Care environments.

What our alumni say

Over the past two years as an ODP student at Coventry University, I have had nothing but a positive experience. I cannot praise the tutors at University or the mentors on placement highly enough for their knowledge, guidance and support. They have encouraged me as a student and as a person, I feel much more confident now in my own personal abilities and have felt well prepared to go into my new post as a qualified Operating Department Practitioner. Throughout my time at Coventry University I felt that the tutors were more than happy to offer support, whether this be from advice on assignment writing or extra support within the clinical environment. 

Laura Maycroft
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 19/20 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The university will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The university will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the university may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase for UK and EU Students is expected to be in line with inflation. For international students, the university may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

Admission to this course is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a successful interview. Find out about the application process

Coventry University ranked 15 in the UK
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
Coventry City of Culture 2021