This diploma will give you the skills needed to deliver essential services in the operating theatre and give high standards of perioperative care to patients.
- 100% employability for graduates (NSS 2017)
- 60% of course time in clinical practice
- First class facilities and equipment
Operating Department Practitioners play an essential role in the delivery of services in the operating theatre.
As an ODP, you will play an important part of the theatre team and work alongside surgeons and anaesthetists. Students are required to sign a contract of professional behaviour on commencement of the course.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:
Diploma (HE) Operating Department Practice.
Professional body accreditation
The course incorporates relevant aspects of the CODP BSc (Hons) ODP curriculum and fully meets the Health and Care Professions Council's Standards of Education and Training and the Quality Assurance Agency's Benchmark Statements for Operating Department Practice.
On completion of the course, you will fully meet the Health and Care Professions Council's Standards of Proficiency for Operating Department Practice and will be eligible to apply for professional registration.
You’ll spend approximately 60% of your time in clinical practice during the course of your studies.
Placement activities will be supervised by a work-based mentor, who will support your development and oversee practical assessments.
This will give you hands-on experience of working with patients, combined with plenty of opportunities to apply your theoretical knowledge in the operating theatre environment.
You will work in a range of surgical areas, including:
- General and abdominal surgery
- Ear, nose and throat.
To meet the professional requirements of the course, you will cover a range of anaesthetic, surgical and recovery experiences, which includes:
- Head and neck
- Elective (planned) cases
- Emergency cases.
This means that you may have to travel to different placement areas to get these experiences.
7 weeks holiday each year is built into the programme, typically at Christmas, Easter and during the summer.
Hospitals providing practice placements in support of this course are:
- Royal Stoke Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent
- County Hospital, Stafford
- North Staffordshire Nuffield Hospital
- Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
- Queen’s Hospital, Burton-on-Trent
- Rowley Hall Hospital, Stafford
- Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Hospital, Oswestry
- Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury
- Royal Hospital Wolverhampton