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Learn to care for patients during anaesthetic, surgical and recovery phases of theatre with support from experienced practitioners. Edge Hill is home to some of the best facilities for health, social care and medicine students in the country, from mock operating theatres to our 3D immersive simulation suite.

Operating department practitioners are sought after within the UK. Our degree is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council to give you the practical experience and skills you need. And, thanks to our fantastic network, you’ll spend half your time on placement at NHS trusts and private organisations.

On this page you’ll find course presentations from our Operating Department Practice academics, 360 tours of our facilities, videos and features to give you an insight into what it’s like to study Operating Department Practice at Edge Hill. The presentations and videos are available to watch on demand at any time.

Course presentations

Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre

Facilities

Whether you choose to study at Edge Hill University or St James’ in Manchester, you’ll 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 mannequins that can simulate a wide range of symptoms, from pregnancy to a high 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 image tour

Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre 360 image tour

Videos and vlogs

Learn to care for patients during anaesthetic, surgical and recovery phases of theatre with support from experienced practitioners.

What our students think

ODP student Megan

Being at Edge Hill has opened my eyes and given me the confidence to believe I am capable. It can be hard but it’s worth persevering – you never know where it will take you.

Megan Eastwood

BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice

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