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Course summary

Would you like to become a skilled healthcare professional working with a team of surgeons, anaesthetists and theatre nurses? This ODP course will train you to become a practitioner able to provide high standards of compassionate care at each perioperative stage – from anaesthetic to surgery to recovery. You will learn from highly experienced staff, develop your confidence using modern simulation centre facilities and benefit from personalised feedback throughout the course. Over half of your study time (60 per cent) will be spent gaining experience on clinical practice with an NHS Trust operating department. You can find out more about placements in the Course Details Introduction. According to the Guardian University Guide 2019 UWL is ranked No. 1 in London and is in the top 17 universities in England for our nursing and midwifery courses. Course detail & modules On this course you will learn in classroom settings and in clinical practice, so that you can apply your new knowledge. These opportunities reflect modern healthcare practice and will develop your ability to meet patient needs. This course aims to develop you into a perioperative practitioner who: •is safe, compassionate and confident •is professional and accountable •can work effectively as part of a mixed specialist team •is research-minded and able to use problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to inform the clinical decisions you make in practice •is able to integrate theory to practice, promoting innovation and effective change •is an independent, highly motivated, reflective lifelong learner •meets the Standards of Proficiency for Operating Department Practitioners as set out by the HCPC and is eligible to apply to register.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE (or recognised equivalent) English and Mathematics at grade C or above

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Applicants for this course are required to attend a values based interview with an academic, clinician and a service user/carer (

Unistats information

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Further information regarding fees can be found at
Operating Department Practice at University of West London - UCAS