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.
In addition to the above degree which enables 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.
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine 360 Virtual Tour
Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre 360 Virtual Tour
Small Flexible De-Brief Rooms
Anatomy and Ultrasound Resource Centre
Better at Home Suite
St James’, Manchester
Open Days and Virtual Events
If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is to attend either an open day at Edge Hill University or a drop-in afternoon at St James’ in Manchester.
While you are currently unable to visit the campus or St James’, we want to make sure that you are still able to discover everything we have to offer and get answers to all of your questions.
Our June 2020 open day is going virtual, offering you the chance to find out more about operating department practice and the University through a week of online activities.
We are continuing to take bookings for subsequent open days while monitoring government advice regarding events. We will communicate all key information to anyone who books to attend.
Alternatively, you can visit our Oxford Street site in Manchester during a series of drop-in afternoons at St James’.
We are continuing to take bookings for future open days and drop-in afternoons while monitoring government advice regarding events. We will communicate all key information to anyone who books to attend.