Operating Department Practice

Course Introduction

The operating department is a crucial part of any hospital or healthcare setting and operating department practitioners (ODPs) play a critical role in helping patients prepare, undergo, and recover from surgery. If you’d like to be part of this team, then this course is for you. The course combines academic study and clinical practice, providing you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in the real work environment. You'll work as part of the operating theatre team at one of our clinical allocation hospitals in order to experience the varied role of the ODP.

Course Modules

Year 1: Basic anatomy and physiology for peri-operative practice - Introduction to peri-operative practice skills - Caring for individuals in the peri-operative environment - Understanding fundamental surgery practice - Understanding fundamental anaesthetic practice - Concepts of inter-professional and collaborative practice

Year 2: Developing Operating Department Practice skills – complex care needs - Ambulatory care/ Day surgery practice skills

Applied anatomy and physiology for peri-operative practice - Post anaesthesia care skills - Scope of professional practice for Operating Department Practitioners - Appraising evidence for research informed practice

Year 3: Preparation for practice – enhanced peri-operative skills - Peri-operative practice skills for paediatrics - Pathophysiology and pharmacology for peri-operative practice - Contemporary issues in peri-operative practice - Enhanced recovery and emergency care in theatres - Improving quality, change management and leadership

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees