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Initial assessment: Initial shortlisting is on the basis of information provided in your UCAS application and this is undertaken by department staff.
Interview: Information contained in the UCAS application contributes to the selection of applicants for interview. Interviews are conducted by a member of staff of the Department of ODP and representatives from participating hospitals. No applicant will be offered a place without an interview.
Psychometric Testing: If you are successful in the initial assessment interview you will then undertake a series of psychometric tests, which assess, for example, numerical reasoning, verbal ability, abstract reasoning and mechanical reasoning.
Clinical Placement Interview: If you are successful at interview you will be allocated to a base hospital for clinical education and experience. You may be required to attend the allocated hospital for an interview. The decision to employ students, at the allocated hospital, is made by the theatre manager
Application for this programme must be made directly to the University. Please contact the University for more information. Entry to the programme is open to the following applicants:
It is considered that all students satisfying the above requirements are currently working at an academic level above Level 2 (at least Higher Education undergraduate diploma level).
Further information is to follow. For details of University policy, please click here.
The School of Healthcare Studies does not have any standardised admissions test requirements.
The School of Healthcare Studies usually interviews applicants for its undergraduate programmes. If you are applying for the Diploma of Higher Education in Operating Department Practice, the selection process will always involve an interview.
Cardiff School of Healthcare Studies will not use contextual data in our admissions process during the 2012 entry admissions cycle.
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