Play an essential role in the perioperative team as an operating department practitioner, caring for patients before, during and after an operation. Our course enables you to become a confident, capable ODP able to carry out complex activities in operating theatres and allied healthcare settings. You will be supporting patients as they prepare for, undergo and recover from routine and emergency surgical and anaesthetic procedures. You will be guided by staff, within both the University and clinical practice, who have extensive experience in this field of practice and in interprofessional education, which is key to the teamwork needed for patient care. Once successfully completed, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an operating department practitioner. Professional accreditation The course meets the requirements of the College of Operating Department Practitioners curriculum and is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. On completion of the course and in preparation for registration, the Course Director must be satisfied that you meet the relevant statutory regulatory body fitness to practise criteria. You will be required to sign an annual declaration of ongoing fitness to practise at regular intervals during the course. Specialist facilities Real-life clinical environments at our Medway Campus offer our healthcare students first-class facilities to learn and practice. Our realistic hospital environment includes an operating theatre and scrub room, wards and physiotherapy settings. Location This course is run at our Medway Campus which is located near to The Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent. Rochester is also close by with its beautiful cathedral and buzzing high street. The campus has a unique atmosphere, with its long-standing reputation for excellence in Health and Social Care, Education and the Early Years. Nearby is a student-friendly quarter with a multiplex cinema, a shopping centre and a fully equipped sports centre. The campus is part of Universities at Medway, which is made up of three universities: CCCU, the University of Kent and the University of Greenwich, so you’ll be part of a vibrant student campus with plenty of facilities.
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How to apply
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
- Year 2
This programme also requires GCSE passes in English and Mathematics at grade C or above.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Recognising the vital importance of NHS recruitment, the government has decided to provide extra financial help in the form of a grant of at least £5,000 per year.