Operating Department Practice Information Morning
Saturday 10th January 2015 from 10.00 am – approximately 2.00 pm.
This day has been planned specifically, prior to interviews, for those who have applied for the September 2015 Intake and for those who have expressed an interest in applying for this programme.
The day will include:-
- An opportunity to meet department staff
- An introduction to the programme
- An opportunity to meet representatives from a number of the hospitals participating in the programme
- An opportunity to meet current students
- Open question and answer session
The venue for the Open Day will be Lecture Theatre 2, School of Healthcare Studies, Ty Dewi Sant, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff. Please note that we are based on the University Hospital of Wales campus, Cardiff. We are not based at the main Cardiff University campus in Cathays Park.
In 2007 the Welsh Government committed to 'creating a national Welsh-medium Education Strategy to develop effective provision to include higher education’; this is backed up by an innovative and ambitious implementation programme.
Within the healthcare sector there is increasing call for bilingual practitioners from service users and employers following campaigns such as the Welsh Assembly Governments’ “More Than Words” initiative.
The School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University offers, wherever possible, Welsh medium opportunities to its students. With the support of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol the School seeks to offer a range of innovative programmes, modules and tutors through the medium of Welsh. Within these there are also opportunities to learn with other health students in the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, as well as your Allied health, Nursing and Midwifery Peers.
So, if you are interested in exploring bilingual options, improving your Welsh and extending skills set please contact:-
The School is the leading provider of education for Allied Health Professionals in Wales and one of the leading Schools in the United Kingdom. It provides pre-registration programmes, recognised by the UK Health and Care Professions Council, in Occupational Therapy, Operating Department Practice, Physiotherapy, Diagnostic Radiography and Radiotherapy & Oncology.
It also offers a wide range of post registration and postgraduate programmes. This provision is supported by its rapidly developing research profile and its links to a wide range of clinical placement providers throughout Wales and beyond.
Further details on the school and its activities can be found at:
Thank you for all your help and support over the past three years. I am very much in debt to Cardiff University and all of the lecturers, I definitely felt I had an advantage coming from Cardiff, I was the only unqualified applicant out of 30 [being interviewed for a job]. I heard the others talking throughout the day and they complained of never being taught some things that came up. I definitely drew confidence from the training I have had.
- Ruth, graduated July 2011, recently gained employment with the NHS