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.
Academic Study Skills
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Psychology
Mathematics in Science
Foundation Year Project
Foundations for Professional Practice and Research
Perioperative Science 1
Research for Professional Practice
Perioperative Science 2
Team Working for Service Improvement
Researching for Professional Practice 3
Perioperative Science 3
Developing Perioperative Care
Enhancing Perioperative Care
First assistant to the surgeon
Accident and emergency
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