University of East Anglia

=190 th
World University Rankings 2019
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Operating Department Practice

As an ODP, you’ll be responsible for putting the theory into clinical practice. You’ll need to develop a broad knowledge of peri-operative practice techniques in anaesthetics, surgical and post-operative practice. Excellent management and communication skills are also vital, as you’ll be involved with the assessment, delivery and evaluation of peri-operative care. Taught within the School of Health Sciences at UEA, our two-year course is fully approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and prepares you so that you’re eligible to apply for registration as an ODP. You’ll work alongside medical and nursing colleagues to ensure patients receive the highest standards of care before, during and after surgery. You’ll play a leading role during surgery itself, and you’ll be involved with the assessment, delivery and evaluation of peri-operative care. Our Operating Department Practice course will help you acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude you need to become a safe and competent practitioner. Developed and managed in partnership with a number of Eastern Region based NHS Trusts, it will teach you everything you need to know to perform as effectively and efficiently as possible in a multi-disciplinary team. As part of our recruitment process we’ll explore the values of the NHS Constitution at interview, with successful candidates being able to demonstrate how these are reflected in their own beliefs. **Course Structure** Throughout your learning there will be great emphasis on firsthand experience, so – following a period of preparation – your practical placements will start in the very first term. During each of the three placement blocks, you’ll work alongside different operating theatre teams, such as general surgery, orthopaedics, gynaecology, etc. And you’ll be assigned a placement mentor – an experienced and qualified operating department practitioner or nurse. At the end of each placement you will consolidate your experience in the classroom. You’ll benefit from enquiry-based learning, one of our key teaching strategies, which promotes active participation from all our students. The course consists of six compulsory modules of learning, three in each of the two years of the programme, making up around 40% of your time with us. Which means you’ll spend approximately 60% of your time on clinical placement, so you can get to know the technology, the procedures and even the right language. And you’ll graduate being able to provide evidence-based patient care to the highest standard. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Diploma of Higher Education/DipHE
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-10
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300