The BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice has been designed for healthcare workers with an interest in working as registered operating department practitioners to offer co-ordinated patient-centred care during the peri-operative period.
Students on this course have intensive periods of time in university followed by periods in clinical practice, working alongside a qualified mentor in a range of peri-operative care settings: anaesthetics, operating theatres, emergency departments, intensive care and recovery.
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WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn through a range of methods and opportunities, with an emphasis on reflective, practice-based development
- Study a course that will make you sought after in the job market
- Develop the necessary skills to become a qualified ODP able to offer co-ordinated, patient-centred care alongside surgeons, anaesthetists and theatre nurses
- Gain experience in a range of healthcare environments
- Explore aspects of peri-operative care to promote compassionate, safe and effective care for people at their most vulnerable
- Benefit from a course that offers you the support of a qualified mentor
In addition to technical and humanistic skills, our ODPs also develop skills in research, clinical audit and reflection: the foundations for evidence based practice.
It has long been recognised that the clinical setting produces significant clinical waste; this course addresses this issue in relation to managing the ecological impact of the peri-operative environment.
The ODP can be found increasingly in the non-traditional settings of the pre-assessment clinics, community dental and mental health clinics. In consultation with service users it was identified that the ODP can not only provide a unique insight into the clinical process that supports patients, but they may relieve the stress experienced by carers and significant others.
98% of students are employed or in further study, with an average graduate salary of £21k. (Source: independent data from the Which? University guide).