The Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) pre-registration course is designed to prepare learners, not only for demanding clinical practice immediately upon qualification, but also for continuing their learning beyond registration and for promoting continuous improvement in care delivery.
Year one introduces the notion of professionalism and evidence-based practice in the clinical setting. Introduced to the fundamental skills required for perioperative practice in the operating department environment.
Year two builds upon the skills and knowledge gained in year one. The focus of year two is on the specialist areas of anaesthetic, surgery and post-anaesthetic care and you will undertake modules and placements in each discipline. Three key concepts are also explored in year two of the programme; the pathogenesis of disease, pharmacology within the operating department and the contribution of research to Operating Department Practice.
Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) are registered healthcare professionals specialising in caring for people of all ages before, during & after surgery. ODPs therefore mainly work in operating departments. They work alongside other professionals (such as doctors and nurses) and take a lead role in ensuring a patient is safe during each stage of a patient’s journey through the operating theatre. ODPs must continually make professional decisions to ensure the patient receives the best care before, during and after their surgery. ODPs also ensure that the operating theatre environment is safe and effective and therefore have expertise in the management of specialist equipment & materials in a highly technical environment, for example handling surgical instruments, checking anaesthetic equipment, moving patients and giving medication. ODPs must demonstrate confidence, compassion, competence and effective judgement; being responsible for their decisions. They must use evidence-based practice to inform and evaluate the effectiveness of the actions they take with the aim of continually improving outcomes for patients. They are responsible for ensuing their own professional knowledge and skills through continuous professional development (CPD) and support the development of others.
Apprentices qualify to practise as an Operating Department Practitioner.
On successful completion of an approved programme, apprentices are eligible to apply to the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as an Operating Department Practitioner, which is a requirement to practice under the protected title of Operating Department Practitioner.
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UCLan is committed to the principle of an apprenticeship being the development of an individual into a role of which the course is one component. What and how this is delivered is designed with the employer through the tailoring of delivery both mode and content.
LEVEL: Level 6
START DATE: September
DURATION: 4 years
FEES: Tuition Fees are paid by funding through the Employer and/or Government via the Apprenticeship Levy, meaning that you as the learner do not pay the standard tuition fee rates. Students on Degree Apprenticeships do not qualify for any funding from Student Finance.
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Applicants should be 18 years or over with;
Applicants with fewer than 112 UCAS points will be considered on an individual basis.
Specific Entry Requirements
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This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
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Each member of the University teaching staff has extensive clinical experience and expertise. Their teaching is informed by their experience and through research that has been undertaken from studying higher degrees. Since their appointment in their University roles, they have undertaken additional studies to achieve post-grad certificates and higher degrees in education, business administration and research.
All of our degree apprenticeships are day release (1 day per week).
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The Degree Apprenticeship programme includes an End Point Assessment (EPA) to check that students have met the Apprenticeship Standard competencies and are ready to join the profession with full occupational competence.
Apprenticeships allow the learner to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with classroom learning. An apprentice will be employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our UCLan campuses or training centres. By the end of their apprenticeship, they will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in their chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.
Apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme, which means they’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification at the end of their apprenticeship.
AWARD: BSc (Hons)
APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD: Operating Department Practitioner - Read more
LEVEL: Level 6
FUNDING BAND: up to £24,000
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Funding bands range from £1,500 to £27,000 and sets the maximum amount of digital funds an employer who pays the levy can use towards an individual apprenticeship.
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This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences
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