Operating Department Practice at Staffordshire University - UCAS

Course summary

Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) are registered healthcare professionals specialising in caring for people before, during and after surgery. This degree will give you the skills needed to deliver essential services in the operating theatre and give high standards of perioperative care to patients. As an ODP, you will play an important part of the theatre team and work alongside other professionals such as surgeons, nurses and anaesthetists. ODPs take a lead role in ensuring patient safety at each stage of care through the operating theatre: anaesthetic, surgery and post-anaesthetic care. ODPs work in a highly technical area managing specialist equipment and materials, as well as demonstrating evidence-based, patient-centred care. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice. Work placements To give you hands-on experience of working with patients, combined with plenty of opportunities to apply your theoretical knowledge in the operating theatre environment, you’ll spend approximately 50% of your time in clinical practice during the course of your studies. Your placements will take place at a variety of NHS hospitals across Staffordshire, Shropshire and surrounding areas. You will work in a range of surgical areas, including general and abdominal surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics, and ear, nose and throat.


Year 1 Core: Clinical Practice, Wellbeing and Simulation Part 1; Fundamental Clinical Skills; Fundamental Professional Context; Fundamentals of Bioscience and Pharmacology Year 2 Core: Clinical Practice, Wellbeing and Simulation Part 2; Developing the Role of Operating Department Practitioner; Holistic Care Across the Lifespan; Introduction to Research Methods; Post Anaesthetic Care and Advanced Pharmacology Year 3 Core: Clinical Practice, Wellbeing and Simulation Part 3; Enhanced Operating Department Practice and Emergency Care; Leadership and Service Development; Research in Practice; Transition to an Autonomous Practitioner

How to apply

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Staffordshire University (Centre for Health Innovation)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £19000 Year 1
International £19000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Operating Department Practice at Staffordshire University - UCAS