A three year course qualifying you to practice as an operating department practitioner in the perioperative environment alongside surgeons, anaesthetists and other healthcare professionals. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? Accredited by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) the BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice course at the University of Portsmouth is one of the leading courses in the UK. The core course team are all registered ODP’s with the Health and Care Professions Council, with many years of experience of clinical practice in all three areas of perioperative care. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE The course includes practical sessions using our extensive facilities in our Centre for Simulation in Healthcare which includes a mock operating theatre. External lecturers from practice are also utilised as part of the teaching team. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for those interested in becoming competent, skilled operating department practitioners. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED This course provides clinical placements in various NHS and private sector operating departments, with 60% of the course spent in real clinical practice where you will be supervised by registered healthcare professionals. The course also develops leadership, communication and problem solving skills to allow you to expand your scope of practice in future careers. AFTER THE COURSE On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Heath and Care Professions Council which allows you to practice as an Operating Department Practitioner in the UK. We have a record of 100% employability for those that gain registration with the HCPC.