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.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 7.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 7.0)
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)
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