This degree will give you the skills needed to deliver essential services in the operating theatre and give high standards of perioperative care to patients. Operating Department Practitioners play an essential role in the delivery of services in the operating theatre. As an ODP, you will play an important part of the theatre team and work alongside surgeons and anaesthetists. Students are required to sign a contract of professional behaviour on commencement of the award. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice. Work placements To give you hands-on experience of working with patients, combined with plenty of opportunities to apply your theoretical knowledge in the operating theatre environment, you’ll spend approximately 50% of your time in clinical practice during the course of your studies. Your placements will take place at a variety of NHS hospitals across Staffordshire and Shropshire. You will work in a range of surgical areas, including general and abdominal surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics, and ear, nose and throat.