Health Sciences

Dip HE OPERATING DEPARTMENT PRACTICE

Key details 

DIP HE OPERATING DEPARTMENT PRACTICE

Start Year
2020
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Diploma of Higher Education
UCAS course code
B990
Entry Requirements
CCC
Duration (years)
2

Assessment for Year 1

Our ODP course employs a range of assessment methods, selected to reflect your ability to apply the relevant evidence to your practice. These include written assignments, unseen examinations, practical examinations and an oral examination.

In addition, you’ll compile and maintain a portfolio throughout your two years, providing evidence of the progression of your theoretical and clinical skills.

While on clinical placement you’ll also need to demonstrate your development through attribute assessments, and you’ll need to provide a written reflection of your placement experience.

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Assessment for Year 2

Our ODP course employs a range of assessment methods, selected to reflect your ability to apply the relevant evidence to your practice. These include written assignments, unseen examinations, practical examinations and an oral examination.

In addition, you’ll compile and maintain a portfolio throughout your two years, providing evidence of the progression of your theoretical and clinical skills.

While on clinical placement you’ll also need to demonstrate your development through attribute assessments, and you’ll need to provide a written reflection of your placement experience.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 1

Our ODP course employs a range of assessment methods, selected to reflect your ability to apply the relevant evidence to your practice. These include written assignments, unseen examinations, practical examinations and an oral examination.

In addition, you’ll compile and maintain a portfolio throughout your two years, providing evidence of the progression of your theoretical and clinical skills.

While on clinical placement you’ll also need to demonstrate your development through attribute assessments, and you’ll need to provide a written reflection of your placement experience.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

Our ODP course employs a range of assessment methods, selected to reflect your ability to apply the relevant evidence to your practice. These include written assignments, unseen examinations, practical examinations and an oral examination.

In addition, you’ll compile and maintain a portfolio throughout your two years, providing evidence of the progression of your theoretical and clinical skills.

While on clinical placement you’ll also need to demonstrate your development through attribute assessments, and you’ll need to provide a written reflection of your placement experience.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

CCC

BTEC

MMM in a Health, Care or Science subject

Scottish highers

BBCCC

Scottish highers advanced

DDD

Irish leaving certificate

6 subjects at H4

Access course

Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 in a Health, Care or Science subject

European Baccalaureate

60%

International Baccalaureate

28 points

GCSE offer

You are required to have 5 GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 including Mathematics and English Language.

We can also consider Functional Skills Level 2 English, Essential Skills Wales L2 Communication or Essential Skills Northern Ireland L2 Communication instead of GCSE English, and Functional Skills Level 2 Mathematics, Essential Skills Wales L2 Application of Number or Essential Skills Northern Ireland L2 Application of Number instead of GCSE Mathematics.

Additional entry requirements

We’d also encourage an application if you hold or are working towards one of the following qualifications:

 

Bachelor Degree (hons)

2.2

Certificate of Higher Education

Pass

Diploma of Higher Education

Pass

Foundation Degree in a Health, Care or Science subject

Pass

Foundation Year of an undergraduate degree programme at a UK university, in a Health, Care or Science subject

50%

Open University (60 credits) in a Health, Care or Science subject

Pass

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education (Early Years Educator)

C

CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development, or Children and Young People's Workforce, or Health and Social Care (including Technical Level)

C

 

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher level. Please email admissions@uea.ac.uk if you would like to check whether any particular combination of qualifications would be suitable for entry onto this degree programme.

Please note that we do not consider A Levels in General Studies or Critical Thinking, Apprenticeships, NVQs (any level) or Work-based Level 3 Diplomas (previously NVQs) to meet the minimum academic entry requirements, although these can be used as evidence of recent study.

We’ll be unable to consider you for this course if you’ve obtained an academic fail from a previous health based degree programme, including where an exit award has been achieved.

Special Entry Requirements

We’d prefer you to be able to demonstrate evidence of recent formal academic study within 5 years of the start of the course. This is to ensure that you’re equipped to succeed on this academically rigorous programme. If you have not studied for an academic qualification within the last 5 years please email admissions@uea.ac.uk to enquire further. 

Offers to successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory occupational health check, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and two satisfactory references.

If necessary, the Admissions Service will be happy to provide you with advice on further study that might help you to make a future application to the course. Please email admissions@uea.ac.uk with any questions or if you need any further information.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including reading, writing, speaking and listening):

IELTS: 7.0 overall (minimum 7.0 in each component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications to meet this requirement. Review our English Language Equivalences here.

Interviews

The strongest applicants will be invited to interview. Please note that meeting (or being predicted to meet) the minimum academic entry requirements will not guarantee that you will be selected for interview.

The interviews will explore a range of issues, including your suitability for the profession and the NHS values (as reflected in the NHS constitution). We’ll look to consider your motivation to study this course, as well as whether you have a clear understanding of the profession (ideally with relevant voluntary or paid work in health care), and an interest in people.

Please note that we do not disclose interview questions. You can find further information about the interview process here:

School of Health Sciences - Interviews

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year. We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. If you’re planning to apply with deferred entry, you are advised to indicate your reason for this on your UCAS application.

 

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

 

Course Reference Number: 665466

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.

You can find all of the Undergraduate Scholarships offered at UEA here, including information about eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

You can find information regarding additional costs associated here:

http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/legalstatements/finance-and-fees/additional-course-fees

Course Reference Number: 665466

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Course Reference Number: 665466
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Diploma of Higher Education
UCAS course code
B990
Entry Requirements
CCC
Duration (years)
2
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