Our accredited Operating Department Practice (ODP) degree equips you with the expertise required to work in the anaesthetic, surgical and recovery phases of perioperative care as part of a multi-disciplinary operating theatre team.
Operating department practitioners are typically responsible for assisting patients before surgery, preparing specialist equipment and drugs, working alongside the surgeon, providing the correct surgical instruments and materials, and assessing and monitoring patients during recovery.
- BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice (April 2020 entry only)
- BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice (September 2020 entry onwards)
In addition to the above degrees which enable you to train as an operating department practitioner, we also offer a professional development programme for qualified ODPs.
Whether you choose to study at Edge Hill University or St James’, you will enjoy access to some of the best teaching and learning resources in the country for Operating Department Practice students.
The clinical skills facilities at Edge Hill University include ward simulations and operating theatres with industry standard equipment, as well as robot-style mannequins that can simulate a wide range of symptoms, from pregnancy to a temperature.
The facilities at St James’ in Manchester include a mock operating theatre, ambulance simulator and clinical skills stations. A 3D immersive simulation suite enables you to practice clinical scenarios in a realistic, supportive and safe environment.
Alternatively, if you are considering studying Operating Department Practice in Manchester, you may wish to attend an open event at St James’. You can visit our Oxford Street site, talk to tutors, chat to current students, attend a subject presentation to find out more about training to work as an ODP, and take a tour of the clinical skills simulation suite.