University of Huddersfield ODP

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University of Huddersfield ODP

Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons)

The course aims for you to discover the principal role of an ODP which is to provide care for the patient at all stages of the surgical process and explore the three interconnected aspects of care: the anesthetic role, surgical role and post anesthetic role. You will be provided with the opportunity to demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of perioperative practice and how this is influenced by research. You will also explore how leadership and management strategies can be used to enhance patient care and the efficiency of the perioperative environment.

Teaching and assessment on the course involves academic and clinical development, which provides links between the theory and practice in the perioperative environment. 86% of graduates from courses in this subject area go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating. Recent graduates from this course have become theatre practitioners in NHS hospitals. Other opportunities may include roles as perioperative practitioners, specialist practitioners, team leaders, managers, educators and academics both in clinical settings and universities, as well as working in other areas where critically ill patients are cared for. The course currently enables graduates to apply for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration and then work as a perioperative practitioner.

University of Huddersfield ODP (Operating Department Practice)

Course modules


Year 3


Entry requirements

(Typical UCAS points 112)

ExamsGrades / PointsDetailed entry requirements
A LevelContact InstitutionMin. units required: 2. Min. units preferred: 3. BBC.
Tariff Points112N/A