University Of Bedfordshire ODP
The standard duration of this course is two years in full-time study mode.
The operating department practitioner is integral to the theatre team – they work alongside doctors and their nursing colleagues as part of an inter-professional team delivering expert patient care in all aspects of the peri-operative experience.
This fascinating course covers all aspects of peri-operative and critical care. Most of your training will be in real work situations; within the theatre, you will be supported and assessed by clinical staff while working in a small, multi-disciplinary team.
Competence in the areas of surgical scrub, anaesthetics and recovery will be assessed in practice.
Successful completion of the Diploma of Higher Education in Operating Department Practice (ODP) means that you can apply for registration with the Health Professions Council.
Operating Department Practice – (DipHE) – University Square Campus, Luton
- Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
- Written test (literacy)
- Written test (numeracy)
- Health screening
- 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include mathematics, English and ideally, a science, or
- NVQ level 3 in a health related subject, or
- Access course in a health related subject, or
- Portfolio construction (for mature students with appropriate theatre experience).
Applicants must have a good command of reading, writing and spoken English on entry to the course. Applicants must be able to communicate in English to level 2 of the International English Language Testing System, with no element below 6.5.
You must also have satisfactory references.