Northumbria University Newcastle - Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons)

Approved by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), successful completion will allow you to apply to become a registered Operating Department Practitioner (ODP), a role that is in high demand both within the NHS and private sector.

Whilst studying an Operating Department Practice degree, you will learn to:

  • Utilise excellent communication and interpersonal skills ensuring safe effective and compassionate care.
  • Develop comprehensive Operating Department Practice abilities to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised, holistic, evidence based Operating Department Practice care.
  • Develop team-working skills promoting collaboration and partnership with stakeholders.
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities through raising awareness of health needs and facilitating health enhancing activities.
  • Use lifelong learning and research skills to inform practice and facilitate ongoing continuing professional development.
  • Demonstrate organisational, management and leadership skills in the delivery of high quality perioperative care.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate. Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: 

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants will be required to attend an interview. Admission is subject to a suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and a satisfactory health check. Applicants must meet the Health and Care Professions Council's suitability for registration requirements.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

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English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 6.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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