Everything you need to know...
- Learn the enhanced skills necessary to facilitate career development and improve patient care.
- Develop critical analysis and practical skills within lectures and our simulated learning environment.
- Enhance your research capabilities and learn how to write for publication.
Designed for registered healthcare practitioners and following the lead of our current undergraduate Operating Department Practice degree, this programme gives you a competitive edge in the workplace by providing accessibility to career prospects that have restricted access via entry qualifications.
How you learn
The programme develops current skills and provides enhanced skills development, such as cannulation and catherisation. You work in practical environments for these sessions, alongside your traditional classroom study and self-directed research.
You learn through
- large and small group teaching
- self-directed and tutor-directed study
- objective structured clinical exams
- clinical practice assessment
Course leaders and tutors
I currently hold the role of Business Development Lead for the ODP team and I am the Lead for Simulation for the Department of Allied Health Professions (AHP)
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Having a degree will enable you to access further development via postgraduate routes, and offers opportunities to further career development in the operating department practice.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
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Equipment and facilities
Your learning takes place on the Collegiate Campus and City Campus in purpose-built teaching rooms within the Robert Winston building that include
- a fully-equipped operating theatre
- clinical areas
If you are a registered ODP with the HCPC and possess a complete CPD portfolio and appropriate reflection.
If you possess a City and Guilds Qualification or NVQ Level 3 in ODP, or a Dip HE qualification exceeding 5 years post qualification the following will be in place
• 120 credits at level 4 awarded for professional registration
• 100 credits at level 5 via CPD portfolio
• Must attend and complete a 20 credit bridging module (Research and Management) at Level 5 before acceptance onto BSc pathway
If you are registered with the HCPC and possess a Dip HE in ODP less than 5 years since qualification and can demonstrate CPD then you will be able to access BSc pathway
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Odp - Research And Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Odp - Enhanced Perioperative Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Odp - Peri-Operative Practice||Credits: 40||
|Module: Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Odp - Leadership And Education||Credits: 20||
|Module: Odp - Writing For Publication||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting part-time study in 2020/21 is £4,625 per year (based on studying 60 credits per year).
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Health and social care management courses (PDF)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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