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BSc (Honours) Perioperative Practice (top up)

This degree is for registered healthcare practitioners and matches the current BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice programme. It offers the opportunity to gain education and training in enhanced perioperative and critical care clinical skills, mentorship, service evaluation, research and academic writing, and will provide practitioners with the enhanced skills necessary to facilitate career development and improve patient care.

Course description

The course is aimed at Operating Department Practitioners who wish to gain a degree qualification.

The programme develops current skills and provides enhanced skills development, such as cannulation and catherisation.

Having a degree will enable practitioners to access further development via Master's routes, and will also offer opportunities to further career development. You will develop critical analysis skills in the Surgical and Anaesthetic modules, develop and practice enhanced skills within our simulated learning environment and develop the ability to teach in practice.

You will enhance your research capabilities and learn how to write for publication. The programme is designed to give you a competitive edge in the workplace, and provides accessibility to career prospects that have restricted access via entry qualifications.

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

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

Course structure

Typical modules may include


• Enhancing Quality of Services through Effective Collaborative Practice
• ODP - Anaesthetic Practice 3
• ODP - Surgical Practice 3
• ODP - Enhanced Perioperative Practice
• ODP - Leadership and Education
• ODP - Writing for Publication

Assessment Assignments, presentations, OSCEs and clinical practice assessment.



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Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)

2017/18 academic year

£9,250 (based on 120 credits)

International student

2017/18 academic year

This course is not open to international students.

How to apply

Complete the application form available at www.shu.ac.uk/study/form

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