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1 BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice Plymouth University

2 Exciting changes for the future Currently writing the BSc (Hons) programme Expecting Accreditation for this in Feb 2013 Recognises the increased contribution that ODPs make to patient care delivery Allows additional qualifications and skills to be built into the programme e.g. Role of the First Assistant, Cannulation 2013 will be our first intake of BSc Students

3 What do Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) do? ODPs care for patients who are in hospital needing surgery Care for patients before, during and after an operation Ensure the safety, comfort and psychological well being of the patient

4 ODPs checking & preparing the anaesthetic room and equipment

5 ODPs supporting patients and assisting the anaesthetist

6 ODPs preparing for surgery

7 ODPs gowning and gloving

8 ODPs preparing sterile instruments for surgery

9 ODPs working with surgeons in theatre teams

10 ODPs recover patients following surgery and anaesthesia to ensure their safety and wellbeing

11 Where can I work when registered? Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a variety of healthcare environments including: Specialist Operating Theatre Units Post Anaesthetic Care Units Day Surgery Units Emergency Departments Trauma Intensive Care Transplant Teams Maternity Units Special Care Baby Units Community Hospitals Resuscitation Teams

12 Operating Department Practice A Healthcare Profession A Three Year Degree Course Means tested bursary Theory and Practice Mixture of – Coursework – Exams – Assignments – Practice Assessments A Rewarding Career

13 Placement Pattern- Sample only Year 1 Sept – Dec Key InductionReading Week Annual Leave Theory Practice Tutorial Day Jan – MarApril – Sep Mon - Fri Assessed Practice Module

14 Placement Pattern- Sample Only Year 2 Sept – DecJan – MarApril – Sep Mon - Fri Assessed Practice Module Key InductionReading Week Annual Leave Theory Practice Tutorial Day

15 Placement Pattern- Sample Only Year 3 Sept – DecJan – MarApril – Sep Mon - Fri Key InductionReading Week Annual Leave Theory Practice Tutorial Day

16 Placements & Study Centres You may be required to travel for your clinical placements to develop a broader practice experience

17 Practice/Clinical Placements Gain the opportunity to work in Anaesthetic Practice, Surgical Practice and Post Anaesthetic Care Work with a range of health professionals in a multi-disciplinary team, gaining specialist clinical skills ensuring the safety of patients Placements take place throughout the South West, therefore you will be required to travel to and from placements

18 Course Aims Safe, competent, reflective practitioner Accountable and Autonomous Life long learning skills Research ethos Non-judgemental and anti-discriminatory

19 The Qualification BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice Eligibility to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and membership of the College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP)

20 Your Application What we look for: Totality of the application Academic qualifications including – strong GCSE profile: five grades C or above (must include English, Maths and Science – preferably Human Biology. IT would be advantageous) Minimum of 260 UCAS points: From A Levels Must have a Science profile Other equivalent qualifications are considered e.g. BTEC or ACCESS to HE, Science/Health related units as required

21 Your Application Applications from those returning to education are welcome Evidence of academic study in the last five years is required Personal statement Supportive References

22 Personal Statement Demonstrate an interest and knowledge for the ODP profession Evidence of related work experience Evidence of good communication skills Ability to empathise with others Problem solving and use of initiative

23 Personal Statement Ability to study/work independently and in groups Willingness to learn Quality of written work

24 If shortlisted as a prospective St ODP Group interview Individual Interview Certificates presented/confirmed Short hand-written piece on the ‘Role of the ODP’

25 Recommended Study Skills Entry is competitive Students are advised to be positive about study skills as it will enable you to study more effectively. Addressing the following skills is particularly good preparation: Numeracy: Including fractions & decimals Literacy: Including academic writing, spelling and grammar IT skills: Word processing, and the use of the internet Read around Human Biology, Anatomy and Physiology

26 If offered a place Ensure you can commit fully to the course Be sure of your choice Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check Occupational health screening

27 Conditional Offer On receipt of successful attainment of any required qualifications, please notify the Admissions Department immediately

28 A copy of this presentation can be found on the University website shortly after the open day at: Follow us, and tell us what you think about facebook.com/PlymUniHES

29 BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice at Plymouth University


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