Operating Department Practice DipHE - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

Final award and programme/pathway title

DipHE Operating Department Practice

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
CertHE Health and Social Care

Professional recognition

Health and Care Professions Council, the (HCPC)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UTA40005 240 credits and 120 ECTS credits

JACs code

B990

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Operating department practice

Other internal and / or external reference points

College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP) curriculum document (2006) validated by Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

SAMBROOK A Mr (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Enable students to achieve the indicative content as laid down by the College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP)

Engender in the student, personal accountability for and the ability to evaluate their own Continuing Professional Development needs

Ensure that the student demonstrates personal and professional accountability and applies this in their role as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP)

Develop the capacity of the student to contribute to the wider healthcare agenda of clinical effectiveness and clinical governance, reflected in life wide learning

Develop the student to be a contemporaneous and responsive ODP with the capacity to respond to and participate in change within the context of professional practice

Ensure that the student critically evaluates and effectively manages risks and hazards associated with the patient and the perioperative environment, to such an extent that the protection of the public is assured

Enable students to promote professional, ethical and legal approaches to operating department practice

Develop in the student a professional attitude to patients varying needs, reflected in the capacity to assess, make judgements, plan, lead, implement and evaluate care and to reflect a collaborative inter-professional working approach with other members of the care team

Develop in the student appropriate communication skills in order to promote clinically effective perioperative patient care

Develop in the student a sound underpinning of theoretical knowledge that informs practice and is in turn informed by that practice as well as being a critical thinker

Ensure that the student has developed the application of knowledge of pharmacology within operating department practice

Ensure the student is competent in the role of the ODP in anaesthesia, post-anaesthesia and critical care

Ensure the student is competent in the role of the ODP in surgical practice

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Apply knowledge from the basic, biological and social sciences and relevant technology, to inform safe and effective operating department practice K DipHE
Apply knowledge of pharmacology within operating department practice K DipHE
Provide a rationale for the care delivered that takes account of social, cultural, spiritual, legal, ethical, political and economic influences K DipHE
Demonstrate knowledge of effective inter-professional working practices that respect and utilise the contributions of members of the health care team, contributing to leadership, as well as team membership K DipHE
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the contribution of research methods, clinical supervision and reflective practice to effective operating department practice K DipHE
Understand the need for change and participate in change management K DipHE
Apply knowledge from the basic, biological and social sciences and relevant technology, to inform safe and effective practice K CertHE, DipHE
Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacology within practice K CertHE
Provide a rationale for the care delivered that takes account of social, cultural, spiritual, legal, ethical, political and economic influences K CertHE
Demonstrate knowledge of effective inter-professional working practices that respect and utilise the contributions of members of the health care team, K CertHE
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the contribution of research methods, clinical supervision and reflective practice to effective practice K CertHE
Demonstrate evidence based clinical reasoning in a range of practice contexts and in the evaluation of practice C DipHE
Recognise one's own abilities and limitations through critical awareness and reflection in practice C DipHE
Undertake critical analysis and evaluate clinical information including research findings to provide an optimum environment for the care and treatment of the peri-operative patient C DipHE
Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and reflective capability essential for complex professional practice C DipHE
Critically evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems within operating department practice C DipHE
Demonstrate evidence based clinical reasoning in the evaluation of practice C CertHE
Recognise one's own abilities and limitations through critical awareness and reflection in practice C CertHE
Evaluate clinical information including research findings to provide an optimum environment for the care and treatment of the peri-operative patient C CertHE
Demonstrate reflective capability essential for professional practice C CertHE
Critically evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems within operating department practice C CertHE
Effectively evaluate and manage risks and hazards in the perioperative environment by applying health and safety requirements, infection control practices and standard precautions in all aspects of their role P DipHE
Prepare the environment and support clinical staff in the induction and maintenance of anaesthetic care across a range of specialities and patient groups, ensuring the safety of the patient at all times P DipHE
Prepare the environment and support clinical staff in surgical procedures, both in ‘scrubbed' and ‘non-scrubbed’ roles, across a range of specialities, ensuring safe practice and providing high levels of patient care P DipHE
Support the patient therapeutically through recovery from anaesthesia, ensuring safe practice and high levels of patient care P DipHE
Support clinical staff in the critical care environment across a range of specialities and patient groups, ensuring the safety of the patient at all times P DipHE
Identify and assess patients peri-operative needs, and prepare individual care plans according to those needs as a contemporaneous and responsive evidence based practitioner P DipHE
Administer prescribed drugs to patients, by specified routes, according to recognised protocols P DipHE
Identify and respond appropriately to a range of clinical emergencies P DipHE
Understand the values that underpin professional care in the operating department and related care areas P DipHE
Demonstrate proficiency and safe practice in the use of medical devices within the practitioner's sphere of practice P DipHE
Effectively evaluate and manage risks and hazards in the perioperative environment by applying health and safety requirements, infection control practices and standard precautions in all aspects of their role P CertHE
Prepare the environment and support clinical staff ensuring the safety of the patient at all times P CertHE
Prepare the environment and support clinical staff in surgical procedures, ensuring safe practice and providing high levels of patient care P CertHE
Identify and assess patients peri-operative needs, and prepare individual care plans P CertHE
Understand the values that underpin professional care in the operating department and related care areas P CertHE
Demonstrate proficiency and safe practice in the use of medical devices within the practitioner's sphere of practice P CertHE
Make an appropriate and effective contribution as a leader, member and knowledge generator of a multiprofessional team to the work of the practice setting T DipHE
Communicate effectively and sensitively across all professional and social boundaries T DipHE
Demonstrate key skills: Literacy – presenting information that is comprehensive to others T DipHE
Demonstrate key skills: Numeracy – interpreting data and relating their significance in the delivery of care. T DipHE
Demonstrate key skills: Information technology – application and management of that takes account of legal and ethical considerations T DipHE
Demonstrate key skills: Problem solving – extending to situations where clinical decision making has to be made on the basis of limited information T DipHE
Demonstrate key skills: Work with others T DipHE
Demonstrate a commitment to the need for continuing professional development and life wide learning in order to enhance knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to maintain safe and effective working in operating department practice T DipHE
Demonstrate an awareness of the confidential nature required of an operating department practitioner and how this effects their roles and responsibilities T DipHE
Be aware of the professional practice standards and the legal and ethical implications that guides behaviour T DipHE
Monitors, reflects on and evaluates the quality in operating department practice and contributes to quality assurance processes T DipHE
Communicate effectively and sensitively across all professional and social boundaries T CertHE
Demonstrate key skills: Literacy – presenting information that is comprehensive to others T CertHE
Demonstrate key skills: Numeracy – interpreting data and relating their significance in the delivery of care. T CertHE
Demonstrate key skills: Information technology – application and management of that takes account of legal and ethical considerations T CertHE
Demonstrate key skills: Problem solving – extending to situations where clinical decision making has to be made on the basis of limited information T CertHE
Demonstrate key skills: Work with others T CertHE
Demonstrate an awareness of the confidential nature required of a practitioner and how this effects their roles and responsibilities T CertHE
Be aware of the professional practice standards and the legal and ethical implications that guides behaviour T CertHE

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This programme is studied full-time over two years consisting of 240 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4 and 5). All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)
Parts of this programme may be studied outside of the standard University structure and may be subject to professional body requirements.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

In accordance with the Health and Care Professions Council requirements the students must undertake an appropriate number, duration and range of practice placements to enable them to achieve the learning outcomes. A number of modules are across 2 semesters and outside of semester in order to accommodate the practice requirements.

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

N/A

Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Optional modules for Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Yes
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Other information

On successful completion of the Diploma of Higher Education in Operating Department Practice programme students may apply for Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Operating Department Practitioner, those exiting with a subsidiary award are not eligible for Registration with the HCPC.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.