Operating Department PracticeCourse Presentation Academic Year 2009-2010
Courses Available • BSc Midwifery • Postgraduate Diploma Midwifery (84 weeks) • BSc/Dip HE Nursing • (Adult Health, Mental Health, Children’s, Learning Disabilities) • Dip HE Operating Department Practice • Foundation Degree Paramedic Science* • *Under Development
The Role of an ODP Definition Anesthetics Surgical Post-Operative Care
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
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
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
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
Challenges • Prioritising – academic work/patient care • Shift work – 24 hour care • Self-discipline to organise work • Stressful • Responsibility and accountability • Physically and mentally demanding
Rewards • Job Satisfaction • Stimulating work • Every day is different • Team work • Teaching and learning
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
Example of Timetable (Year 1) • Student must be available for lectures between 0900 – 1700 hours. • Vacation time is fixed for the 2 years.
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.
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.
Assessment Methods • 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 • Practice • Learning Outcomes • Skills • Attitude
Student Support Services • Academic Adviser – Lecturer • Unit Leader/Course Director • Link Lecturer • Placement Mentor • Full range of UEA student support
Financial Support • Student Bursary (inc. Dependants Allowances) • (non-means tested) for Diploma Courses • Financial Support for OFSTED Inspected Childcare • No Tuition Fees
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 Doctor’s Statement. • Arrange accommodation (if required) directly with the UEA Accommodations Office – www.uea.ac.uk/accom
Employment Opportunities • Employment with a local NHS Trust • Employment anywhere in the UK • Employment overseas • Post Registration Courses • Research
Entry Requirements Course Entry Requirements can be located on our website: www.uea.ac.uk/nam Minimum requirements are 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above which must include English and Mathematics with Science also preferred.
How to Apply All applications must be submitted via UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Service) at www.ucas.ac.uk The deadline for “on time” applications is 15th January 2010. Late applications may not be processed.