Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Liz O'Toole from Bord Iascaigh Mhara to give some advice for people considering this job:

Liz O'Toole

Skipper

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Read more

Liz O'Toole
Talk to people currently in the job. Get a few days work experience. Check out the courses (through BIM)
Close

Enterprising?
Enterprising
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Details

logo imagelogo image
<
Back to CourseFinder

LC269
Operating Department Practice

Ed Zone

Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

Career Opportunities
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
Druation goes here.....

2017 Points

Change
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

Operating Department Practitioners provide high standards of patient focussed care during the perioperative journey (anaesthesia, surgery and recovery). A number of externally accredited parallel awards including Emergency Medical Training are provided as an integral part of the programme. 

A key feature of the programme is the inclusion of more than one year and 4 months clinical placement in hospitals where clinical skills and competencies are developed in a structured and comprehensive manner. 

Course Details header image

From College Website...
Go...
LC269 - Operating Department Practice

From Qualifax...
Go...
LC269 - Operating Department Practice
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


Entry Requirementsheader image


To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

If you believe the data above to be incorrect, please let us know at info@careersportal.ie - thank you.


QQI FET/FETAC Links header image

This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the listings page.

 

View Courses (Filtered by Career Sector)

 

Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

Career Progression header image

You will work as a vital part of the operating team in private hospitals working with surgeons, anesthetists and theatre nurses in support of the patient through all stages of their perioperative journey. 



Related Coursesheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Public Health Sciences University College Cork - UCC 
Public Health and Health Promotion Waterford IT - WIT 
Mental Health Nursing IT Tralee 
General Nursing Waterford IT - WIT 
Psychiatric Nursing Waterford IT - WIT 
Intellectual Disability Nursing Waterford IT - WIT 
Dental Hygiene University College Cork - UCC 
Dental Nursing University College Cork - UCC 
Applied Health Care Waterford IT - WIT 
Bachelor of Paramedic Studies University of Limerick - UL 
Operating Department Practice Limerick IT - LIT 
Medical and Health Sciences University College Cork - UCC 
Health Waterford IT - WIT 
Applied Health Care Waterford IT - WIT 
General Nursing IT Tralee 
Midwifery University of Limerick - UL 
Occupational Therapy University College Cork - UCC 
General Nursing University College Cork - UCC 
Childrens and General Nursing (Integrated) University College Cork - UCC 
Mental Health Nursing University College Cork - UCC 
Intellectual Disability Nursing University College Cork - UCC 
Midwifery University College Cork - UCC 
General Nursing University of Limerick - UL 
Intellectual Disability Nursing University of Limerick - UL 
Physiotherapy University of Limerick - UL 
Mental Health Nursing University of Limerick - UL 
Speech and Language Therapy University College Cork - UCC 
Psychology and Sociology University of Limerick - UL 
Arts - Psychology University of Limerick - UL 
Psychology Waterford IT - WIT 
Psychology University of Limerick - UL 
Applied Psychology University College Cork - UCC 


Download our
Leaving Cert
Points Calculator

and Course Search App pointsCalcImage

Download our Points Calculator on the app store
Download CAOCalc+ on the google paly store