Faculty of Health and Social Sciences - Bournemouth University

Bachelor in Operating Department Practice - Grado en Práctica del Departamento de Operaciones

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences - Bournemouth University
  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
  • Precio:
    UK/ROI/Channel Islands: £9,250 per year
    International: £16,500 per year
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  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2024
  • Lugar:
    Royal London House, Christchurch Road
    Dorset (Bournemouth) BH1 3LT
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    3 Años
  • Titulación:
    BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice (with Foundation Year option)


Become an instrumentally vital part of the operating department team. Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) are responsible for delivering safe, high-quality care to surgical patients during anaesthesia, surgery and post anaesthesia (recovery).


104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. Foundation Year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points.

International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with minimum 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.


ODPs work with surgeons, anaesthetists and other healthcare professionals to ensure every operation is as safe and effective as possible, to save or improve patients’ lives
Preparing you for placement and beyond, our newly built facilities include an operating theatre simulation suite with highly accurate and life-like manikins
Get hands-on experience working in surgical theatres with multiple and varied practical work placements that make up just over 50% of your time on the course
You will be taught by actively practising lecturers or those with perioperative experience
88% of our allied health graduates were either employed or in further study within 15 months of graduating
Placements are diverse and career options are too: you could work in pre-assessment, intensive care, A&E, patient transfer teams and other more specialised areas of care.


Foundation year
Core units
Academic Study Skills
Applied Sciences
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Psychology
Mathematics in Science
Foundation Year Project

Year 1
Core units
Foundations for Professional Practice and Research
Perioperative Science 1
Anaesthesia 1
Anaesthetic Placement
Surgery 1
Surgical Placement

Year 2
Core units
Research for Professional Practice
Perioperative Science 2
Postanaesthesia Placement
Surgery 2
Anaesthesia 2

Year 3
Core units
Team Working for Service Improvement
Researching for Professional Practice 3
Perioperative Science 3
Surgery 3
Developing Perioperative Care
Enhancing Perioperative Care

Salidas profesionales

First assistant to the surgeon
Surgical assistant
Accident and emergency
Anaesthesic practitioner

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