University of West London

Operating Department Practice University of West London Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B991
Institution code W05
Campus name Main site - West London
Campus code M

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points
A level BCC - BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Applicants for this course are required to pass an English and Mathematics assessment (online at home), and attend a values based interview (on campus) with an academic, clinician and a service user/carer (

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of West London
St Mary's Road
W5 5RF

Course contact details

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Recruitment team

0800 036 8888