Northumbria University ODP

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Northumbria University ODP

Key Information

Course duration: 2 years

Mode of study: Full-time

Qualification: DipHE


UCAS Institution Code: N77
UCAS Course Code: B990

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
GCE AS-level This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Advanced Higher: DDD–AAA DDD.
UCAS Tariff: 72 Min. points from A level or equivalent: 72.

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Overseas students: £14,000 per academic year

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The Course


This programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and is accredited by the College of Operating Department Practitioners. Successful students will be awarded a Diploma and are entitled to apply for registration as an ODP. The programme will prepare you to assess, plan and deliver individualised care to patients during anaesthesia, surgery and recovery and become highly skilled in the maintenance and restoration of the physical and psychological status of the patient at all levels of dependency. An ODP needs to possess a broad knowledge and skill base, including management and communication skills. A caring and compassionate attitude is essential for this specialised and unique profession.


Year 1: Foundations of learning and collaborative working; foundation core skills for professional practice; foundations of operating department practice; principles of anaesthetic practice; principles of intra operative practice; principles of post anaesthetic practice; principles of post anaesthetic practice.

Year 2: NMC competencies, operating department practice; developing skills for collaborative working; essential skills for professional practice; applied anaesthetic practice; applied intra-operative practice; applied post anaesthetic and critical care practice; evidence based operating department practice; essential skills for professional practice; applied intra-operative practice.

Start Dates

  • September 2017

Northumbria University

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Postal Address

Admissions Office
Health and Life Sciences
Northumbria University
Northumberland Building
Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne