Operating Department Practice Open Event (Manchester)

17th Jan 2013, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Armstrong House, Manchester

Would you like to work in an Operating Theatre?

An open event taking place on Thursday 17th January 2013, from 2pm-6pm at Armstrong House (Brancaster Road, Manchester), presents a great opportunity to find out more about training to work as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP).

You can drop in at any time between these hours to chat to tutors and receive advice on the application process and entry requirements. Course presentations will run every half-hour, starting on the hour and half-past the hour.

By joining the BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice you will:

  • Train to provide high standards of care during the anaesthetic, surgical and recovery phases of hospital patients’ treatment;
  • Learn the skills, behaviours and attitude required to work as part of a team caring for patients undergoing surgery and anaesthesia;
  • Graduate eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as an Operating Department Practitioner.

What is an Operating Department Practitioner?

ODPs provide high standards of patient care and skilled support alongside medical and nursing colleagues during surgery. They work with surgeons, anaesthetists and theatre nurses to help ensure every operation is as safe and effective as possible. The starting salary on qualification is approximately £24,000 per year (NHS Band 5).

The BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice is a three-year degree programme where you will spend 60% of your time working and learning within local hospital operating theatres. The programme is offered at both the University’s Ormskirk and Manchester campuses with start dates available in April 2013 and September 2013. Clinical placements are available throughout Greater Manchester.

You can expect your tuition fees to be paid by the Department of Health (subject to confirmation by the Government for students joining in academic year 2013/14) and you may be entitled to receive a means-tested NHS-funded bursary.

Book Your Place

To book a place at this event, please register online.

To find out more about this programme, you can view full course information. Alternatively, you can read about a day in the life of an ODP at www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/odp.

Visit the Faculty of Health and Social Care website for further details about all of the faculty’s for prospective students.