The BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice has been designed for healthcare workers with an interest in working as registered operating department practitioners to offer co-ordinated patient-centred care during the peri-operative period. Students on this course have intensive periods of time in university followed by periods in clinical practice, working alongside a qualified mentor in a range of peri-operative care settings: anaesthetics, operating theatres, emergency departments, intensive care and recovery. Additional information We would strongly recommend that all successful applicants (unless exempt on medical grounds) receive a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations prior to commencing the course.
Areas of study may include:
- Anaesthetic practice
- Sciences for perioperative practice
- Intraoperative surgical practice
- Post anaesthetic care
- Clinical leadership
- Mentorship and supervision for perioperative practice
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Health and Care Professions Council
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
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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- Luton Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE grade C or grade 4 in Mathematics, English and Science NVQ Level 3 and A-Level General Studies will not be accepted. We are happy to consider applicants with alternative qualifications and/or work experience. If you would like to check if your qualifications will be accepted please contact the Admissions Team.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
We would strongly recommend that all successful applicants (unless exempt on medical grounds) receive a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations prior to commencing the course.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|