Press Release

28 January 2011

Canterbury Christ Church University's Medway Campus is hosting an open day for those interested in a career in Operating Department Practice (ODP), on Wednesday 16 February.

The day will consist of a series of planned activities, including a presentation by the Programme Director, a campus tour and a chat with the Student Ambassadors.

This is the perfect opportunity to find out more about Operating Department Practice which is concerned with providing care for the patient through the anaesthetic, surgical and recovery phases.

There is an increasing demand placed on Operating Department Practitioners which means that the practitioner is required to take responsibility for managing aspects of care in their own right.

The Bsc (Hons) in Operating Department Practice is a recognised academic and professional qualification that provides eligibility to apply for entry onto the Health Professions Council register as an Operating Department Practitioner.
The advantage of studying Operating Department Practice at degree level is in the addition of clinical skills that would otherwise be achieved post qualification, through further study. These clinical skills have been identified and developed to enable graduate Operating Department Practitioners to contribute more widely to the provision of critical care. This degree is delivered as a pathway within the Faculty of Health and Social Care’s Interprofessional Learning Programme.

The taught component of the degree is delivered at the Medway Campus which is equipped with state of the art teaching facilities for health professionals. These include a fully equipped simulated operating theatre and scrub room which enable students to integrate theory and clinical practice learning.

Practice placements are an integral part of the programme as approximately 50% of the programme is based in practice. Placement areas are throughout Kent and East Sussex and as a result students will be required to travel.

To find out more about the open day visit To book your place please call 01634 894454 or e-mail


Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

  • As a leading provider of teaching and health care courses we have produced nearly 3,500 health and social care professionals and 7,000 teachers in the last five years.
  • Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating.
  • Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
  • Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.


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