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1 Faculty of Health School of Nursing and Midwifery Operating Department Practice Course Presentation Academic Year

2 Courses Available BSc Midwifery Postgraduate Diploma Midwifery (84 weeks) BSc/Dip HE Nursing (Adult Health, Mental Health, Childrens, Learning Disabilities) Dip HE Operating Department Practice Foundation Degree Paramedic Science* *Under Development

3 The Role of an ODP Definition Anesthetics Surgical Post-Operative Care

4 Main Features of our Curricula 2 year Diploma in Operating Department Practice 40% Theory 60% Practice Development of Skills & Competency Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) approach Inter-Professional Learning

5 Aims of the Programme To enable the student to: Become a confident and adaptable practitioner. Develop the required knowledge, skills and attitude for the award of the Dip HE Operating Department Practice. Be able to deliver evidence-based patient care. To be able to fulfil and promote the role of the ODP within the multi-disciplinary setting. To be confident, self-award and to recognise the need for life-long learning. To be able to select and use a range of learning techniques and resources in their own personal and professional development

6 Learning Outcomes The student will be able to: Develop key knowledge and understanding Anatomy and Physiology, Causes of Disease, Health and Social Care Policy, Pharmacology and Patient Care Develop cognitive skills Appraise Evidence, Reflective Practice, Self-Directed Learning, Anticipation and Problem Solving Develop subject specific skills Professional and Ethical Practice, Care Planning, Risk Assessments and Multi-Disciplinary Develop key skills and attributes Information Technology, Drug Calculations, Undertake Presentations and Time Management

7 Course Qualities and Skills Interested in people and their health Potential to develop competency in clinical skills Effective communication skills The ability to work independently & in a team The ability to work under pressure A professional attitude

8 Challenges Prioritising – academic work/patient care Shift work – 24 hour care Self-discipline to organise work Stressful Responsibility and accountability Physically and mentally demanding

9 Rewards Job Satisfaction Stimulating work Every day is different Team work Teaching and learning

10 Other Considerations Shift Work (inc. night shifts) Travel to Clinical Placements Working across the whole region to include Kings Lynn Strict Course Attendance (16 days absence permitted) Fixed vacation for the whole course. Parking for theory sessions (Park and Ride) Childcare Support Relevant Experience

11 Example of Timetable (Year 1) Student must be available for lectures between 0900 – 1700 hours. Vacation time is fixed for the 2 years. MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday –12.00 EBL Facilitation – Lectures x – Lecture – Enquiry Day or Skills Session – Feedback – Skills Session – Inter-Professional Learning – Skills Session or Library/Personal Study Time

12 Clinical Placements Placements take place across the region using operating theatre environments within the following NHS Trusts: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Foundation NHS Trust Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Trust James Paget University Hospital Foundation NHS Trust All students are expected to be able to travel to placement areas but reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs may be available.

13 Clinical Placements (Example) Year 1 Term A: 8 weeks – Safety in Practice Term B: 9 weeks – Anesthetic Care Term C: 8 weeks – Surgical Care Year 2 Term A: 8 weeks – Recovery Care Term B: 9 weeks – Specialist Practice Term C: 8 weeks – Preparation for Future Practice Professional Practice is covered across the whole course.

14 Assessment Methods Practice Learning Outcomes Skills Attitude Theory Portfolio Essay Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Written Examination Notes Maximum of two attempts for theory and practice 40% mark required for Theory Pass required for all practical outcomes

15 Student Support Services Academic Adviser – Lecturer Unit Leader/Course Director Link Lecturer Placement Mentor Full range of UEA student support

16 Financial Support Student Bursary (inc. Dependants Allowances) (non-means tested) for Diploma Courses Financial Support for OFSTED Inspected Childcare No Tuition Fees

17 Additional Information If successful and offered a place you would need to: Complete a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Check. Complete a satisfactory Occupational Health Medical Check Cover the cost of the first two Hepatitis B Vaccinations. Cover the cost for your GP to complete the Occupational Health Questionnaire Doctors Statement. Arrange accommodation (if required) directly with the UEA Accommodations Office –

18 Employment Opportunities Employment with a local NHS Trust Employment anywhere in the UK Employment overseas Post Registration Courses Research

19 Entry Requirements Course Entry Requirements can be located on our website: Minimum requirements are 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above which must include English and Mathematics with Science also preferred.

20 How to Apply All applications must be submitted via UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Service) at The deadline for on time applications is 15 th January Late applications may not be processed.

21 Any Questions

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