Operating Department Practice at London South Bank University - UCAS

Course summary

Doctors and nurses aren’t the only key players in hospitals and healthcare settings: Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) also play a crucial role. If you’d like to be part of the valuable team helping patients prepare, undergo, and recover from surgery, then this course is for you. The operating department assists patients throughout their time in whichever healthcare setting they may be in. Gain both expertise and experience with a combination of academic study and clinical practice in a real world environment at our clinical allocation hospitals. Thanks to our specialist skills and valuable work placements, you’ll graduate with excellent career prospects, as well as the opportunity to become accredited and registered as an ODP with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


Year 1 • Basic anatomy and physiology for peri-operative practice • Introduction to peri-operative practice skills • Caring for individuals in the peri-operative environment • Understanding fundamental surgery practice • Understanding fundamental anaesthetic practice • Concepts of inter-professional and collaborative practice Year 2 • Developing Operating Department Practice skills – complex care needs • Ambulatory care/ Day surgery practice skills • Applied anatomy and physiology for peri-operative practice • Post anaesthesia care skills • Scope of professional practice for Operating Department Practitioners • Appraising evidence for research informed practice Year 3 • Preparation for Advanced Perioperative Practice • Pathophysiology and pharmacology for peri-operative practice • Contemporary issues in peri-operative practice • Enhanced recovery and emergency care in theatres • Improving quality, change management and leadership

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 7.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 7.0)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths, English and Science or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Read fees and funding information at https://www.lsbu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees-and-funding
Operating Department Practice at London South Bank University - UCAS