Operating Department Practice

Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) are a vital part of the interprofessional operating theatre team and are responsible for the patient's wellbeing throughout their operation. Our BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice is delivered by a team of enthusiastic and experienced academics who are all registered ODP's.

Undergraduate study

Our BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice (ODP) was the first three year, full-time degree programme of its kind in the UK. The programme is designed to enable students to become confident and capable practitioners in all areas of the hospital operating department. 

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Postgraduate study

The MSc Health and Wellbeing is a postgraduate programme offering the chance to study stand alone modules which are relevant to your profession.

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Continuing Professional Development

If you are a qualified Operating Department Practitioner, we offer a clinical practice modular postgraduate programme through our Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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Operating Theatre and Scrub Room

The Medway campus is home to a fully-equipped Operating Theatre and Scrub Room, giving students the opportunity to practice and develop their skills in a realistic simulated setting.   

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100% of our Operating Department Practice students were satisfied with the quality of their course

National Student Survey 2017


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