Operating Department Practice BSc/DipHE 2021/22 entry

Course code:

B990

Study options:

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

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

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 2021

 

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 2021

 

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.

By studying two years full time, you can complete the DipHE and in three years, you can complete the full BSc (Hons) in Operating Department Practice.

Our DipHE course has 100% overall satisfaction - National Student Survey (NSS) 2018 and 2019. No data is available for the BSc (Hons) course as it is a new course.

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.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses.

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) for the 2021/22 intake.


College of Operating Department Practice (CODP)

This course also has College of Operating Department Practice (CODP) accreditation for the 2021/22 intake. If the accreditation of this course changes, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

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 mandatory practice placements*, which are sourced for you by the university, 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.

*Please note that professional work experience, placement or study abroad opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.).

100%

student satisfaction for the DipHE course

NSS 2018, 2019 and 2020

Modules

Overview

Year one for both the DipHE and the BSc courses is shared and 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

    The aim of the module is to enhance your knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and the importance of maintenance of homeostasis. Although the main emphasis of the module will be normal biological structure and function, you will also be introduced to some common illnesses and altered pathophysiology which may have an impact on perioperative management. You will be introduced to medical terminology and additionally the module will enable you to explore some basic principles of pharmacology relating to the body systems.

  • Principles of anaesthetics & anaesthesia

    This module has been developed in order to introduce you to the knowledge, skills and underlying principles of safe and effective anaesthetic practice in preparation for your year one Anaesthetic placement. You will focus on basic anaesthetic care techniques, equipment, monitoring and the importance of working within national standards and organisational guidelines to deliver high quality, evidence informed practice, allowing you to develop transferable knowledge and skills. Successful completion of this module will provide you with a thorough knowledge of basic anaesthetic care which subsequent modules will build upon.

  • Principles of surgery

    The aim of this module is to introduce you to your role and responsibilities as Scrub Practitioners; this module is designed to provide you with a broad introduction to the principle surgical skills, theoretical knowledge and terminology necessary for working in the circulating and scrub practitioner roles within the operating department. You will also learn about the management of patients undergoing surgical interventions and their individualised care plan, an appreciation of infection control, sepsis and the significance of homeostasis.

  • Anaesthetic practice

    The aim of this module is to introduce you to the Anaesthetic setting and your role in supporting the Anaesthetist within the perioperative environment, in support of the care of the patient throughout their perioperative journey. You will explore the basic principles of perioperative anaesthetic care, to include anaesthetic adjuncts, pharmacology, anaesthetic techniques, including the anaesthetic assessment, planning and implementation of patient care.

  • Surgical practice

    The aim of this module is to introduce you to the surgical care setting and your role in supporting the surgical team within the perioperative environment, in support of the care of the patient throughout their perioperative journey. The module aims to provide you with a wide-ranging introduction to the principles of perioperative surgical skills and care, including associated theory essential for practicing within the sterile field. Additionally you will learn about the management of the patient undergoing a surgical intervention, and the planning and implementation of an individualised patient care plan.

  • Health & wellbeing in the community

    This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the social, politico-economic, cultural and environmental factors that influence individual and community health and wellbeing. You will examine key international, national and local initiatives to support your understanding of this area.

  • Foundations of evidence based practice

    Throughout this module you will be introduced to the basic principles of research design and data collection as well as searching strategies available to identify relevant evidence related to practice challenges. You will utilise key academic skills in order to appraise relevant literature, developing key lifelong study skills that will enable you to apply evidence to support your academic learning and professional development in the context of the perioperative environment.

Overview

Year two for both the DipHE and BSc courses is shared and 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

    This mandatory placement module aims to enable you to build upon previous placement experiences in year 1 and the application of theory into practice, demonstrating safe planning, delivery and evaluation of care in the role of Scrub Practitioner and Circulating Practitioner.

  • Developing surgical care in practice

    The aim of this module is to further develop your knowledge and clinical ability in your role in both anaesthetic and post anaesthetic care. You should learn how to assess, apply and evaluate care delivery not only in elective, non-scheduled and emergency situations but also when dealing with complex and diverse patient groups and the deteriorating patient. You will learn how to interpret clinical data, plan care and recognise individual patient’s needs.

  • Developing anaesthetic and post-anaesthetic care in practice

    This module aims to further develop your skills, competencies, knowledge and understanding of the role of the scrub and circulating ODP, working interprofessionally as a member of the multidisciplinary team. Building on the experiences of year 1, this module will further develop your ability to become a safe, efficient and capable surgical practitioner.

  • Developing surgical care

    This module aim to further develop you as a student ODP, building upon the knowledge and skills from previous placement experiences and their application of theory into practice, whilst demonstrating the safe planning, delivery and evaluation of care in the anaesthetic and postoperative environments.

  • Developing evidence informed practice

    This module aims to develop and extend your understanding of evidence Informed practice, building on the first year module Foundations of Evidence Informed Practice. You will strengthen your searching and appraising skills, enabling you to effectively locate and appraise appropriate evidence in the context of the peri-operative environment.

  • Exploring professional and ethical issues in practice

    This module aims to develop you to be a professionally aware, autonomous and reflective practitioner, addressing the professional, leadership, management and development issues of operating department practitioners to support your continued development and supporting your transition to being a qualified practitioner and registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC).

    You will explore the moral, legal, ethical and professional standards expected of a Practitioner and organisational topics and by applying HCPC policy and procedures recognise the importance of the professional in care delivery, managing and adapting to a changing environment, lifelong learning and career development.

Overview

Year three, the final year of the BSc (Hons) course 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

    This module aims to support the development of the leadership behaviours and management skills you will need to function effectively as a newly qualified registered healthcare professional working within the multi-professional team in the delivery of high quality care. You will examine clinical leadership and “followership” models and the concept of empowerment and distributed leadership, to gain understanding of ethical leadership, culture and values within the delivery of care.

  • Enhanced anaesthetics & critical care

    This Enhanced Anaesthetic and Critical Care module is designed to provide you with the skills to take an individual and holistic approach to the assessment, planning, management and evaluation of care for acutely ill patients undergoing complex, non-scheduled or emergency care. You will build upon prior knowledge, skills and experiences as an anaesthetic care practitioner acquired in the first and second year modules in order to provide competent and skilled anaesthetic and critical care assistance.

  • Advanced surgical practice

    This module aims to enhance and develop your skills to a level commensurate with the first assistant role assisting the surgeon throughout the perioperative journey of the patient. It will provide the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required to ensure the practitioner becomes competent and safe to practice in the first assistant role. The module is designed to enhance your ability to engage in this evolving and challenging role in any operative environment and specialty whilst maintaining patient safety. Support in the clinical environment will be gained from Consultant Surgeons and Clinical Practice Mentors. The theoretical components will include accountability, consent, risk assessment, problem - solving and the legal and ethical issues in the role as well as the clinical aspects.

  • Evidence based project

    This module aims to provide an opportunity for you to produce an individual Research Proposal developed from an aspect of perioperative practice. You will build on the skills developed from successfully completing Foundations of /Developing Evidence Informed Practice modules.

  • Transition to the accountable practitioner

    In this module you will review the accountability and responsibility of the registered Operating Department Practitioner in clinical practice. You will explore the key attributes of accountable practice such as individual accountability, escalating concerns, managerial responsibilities, safety, quality, delegation and clinical decision-making within the context of the provision of safe, effective, person-centred compassionate care.

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.

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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.

Throughout the DipHE and BSC courses you will focus on developing the knowledge, skills and professional attributes required to be an effective operating department practitioner.

We aim to provide you 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 your needs 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.

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.

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 either a Dip HE or BSc (Hons) in Operating Department Practice and eligible on successful completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

You will normally have around 15 hours per week contact time, which consists of a mixture of lectures, workshops and practical skills sessions in our clinical simulation areas.

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 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 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 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016


12

global programmes

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

What our students say...

The Operating Department Practice course at Coventry University has been a dream! I believe that as a student you are provided with an unbelievable amount of help and support in your journey to becoming a qualified ODP. Not to mention the amazing placement opportunities that are offered as part of the course that enables you to put the theory learnt into practice. The lectures/seminars are packed full of fun, challenging and thought-provoking content that I have really enjoyed.

Hibo Deria Operating Department Practice student

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 BCC - 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 BTEC Access Diploma
BBC which should typically include one physical science. 5 GSCE’s 9-4 / A*- C to include Mathematics, English and a Physical Science DMM in the BTEC Extended Diploma in a Health and Social Care Related subject (will accept Sports Courses) An overall pass in a health-related Access to Higher Education Diploma (60 credits) with 45 Level 3 credits, 15 at Merit.

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 2021

£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 2021

TBC (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 2021

£15,000 (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.

More specifically, additional costs may be incurred on this course as students will be required to have appropriate Operating Department Footwear, and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not funded by Coventry University for these courses.

This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), travel, accommodation and visas.

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 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 starting in the 2020/21 academic year 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 starting in the 2020/21 academic year 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 students say...

The Coventry University ODP team welcomed me as a mature student with far more engagement and enthusiasm than other local universities I applied to.The teaching is fun and engaging, the online module information and support is exceptional and the experiences during clinical placements facilitate an outstanding learning experience.I absolutely made the right choice in choosing Coventry for Operating Department Practice and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it!

Joanne Lock, Operating Department Practice student

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

OPDs are sought after employees and 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 students say...

I have really enjoyed being a student on this course, it has definitely fulfilled my expectations. At times it is challenging yet we have an amazing group of lecturers who always support us and encourage us to voice any concerns. The facilities in university, particularly the mock theatre, are great at setting the scene, especially for those that have not had any theatre experience before joining the course. I feel all course content is academically stimulating and made fun at the same time. Overall I have loved being a student at Coventry University and have really enjoyed studying this course.

Bethany Cain, Operating Department Practice student
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 2020/21 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 tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we 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