As well as being approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), this two-year ODP diploma has also scored 97% of overall student satisfaction rates.
Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) are an instrumentally vital part of the perioperative team and are responsible for delivering safe, high-quality care to surgical patients during anaesthesia, surgery and post anaesthesia (recovery).
Taught by actively practising lecturers, in state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice – working in clinical settings supervised by registered healthcare professionals during multiple work placements that make up approximately 60% of your time on the course.
As well as the expert knowledge and skillset you’ll acquire, you’ll also gain numerous transferable skills, such as leadership, problem-solving, team work and communication – all essential for a career in an NHS or private sector operating department.
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For 2019 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.
This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in November, 2018 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.
Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
2 years, including mandatory placements
For 2019 entry: 96 - 104 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma of MMM. For more information check out our 2019 entry requirements.