This full degree option is now full for September 2020 entry. You may still apply, but your application will be held on a waiting list. We’ll contact you if a space becomes available and your application is being considered. Discover our other Health & Social Care vacancies in Clearing.
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 acquired throughout the programme, you’ll also gain numerous transferable skills, such as leadership, problem-solving, teamwork and communication – all essential for a career in the NHS or private sector.
This three-year BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice is approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) meaning that, upon successful completion of the programme, you will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as an Operating Department Practitioner.
Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills needed to prepare you for the ODP degree, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. The Foundation Year is based at our Talbot Campus. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree and begin your ODP study.
See Course details for more information, including how this course will be delivered safely in autumn 2020 in response to Covid-19.
New for 2020: ODP students on courses from September 2020 may be eligible for a non-repayable government training grant of at least £5,000 a year. Find out more information about the funding.
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Next start date:
September 2020, September 2021
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus. Foundation Year: Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus.
3 years, including mandatory placements. Foundation Year: 4 years, including mandatory placements
All subjects considered