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Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Are you enthusiastic, great with people and keen to make a living improving and saving lives?Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) are an essential part of the surgical team. They take care of patients, prepare the surgical environment and equipment, and act as a vital link between the surgical team, other hospital departments and patients.Our BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice degree course, which we've developed with the local National Health Service acute Trusts and the private sector, provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to be work in this demanding and rewarding role.After the course, you'll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Operating Department Practitioner. You'll be able to work in area such as anaesthesia, surgery and recovery.**Approved by:**This course is approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).**What you'll experience**On this course you'll:- Develop your skills as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP)- Do lots of practical exercises to prepare you for the challenges of this field – you'll spend approximately 60% of your time in clinical practice- Observe, examine, assess and engage with patients in a variety of healthcare settings with supervision and support from registered healthcare professionals- Practise examinations and procedures on human patient simulators and our high-fidelity patient simulator in the Centre for Simulation in Health and Care- Use your skills in one of our clinical placement operating theatres- Develop your leadership, communication and problem solving skills- Improve your academic research abilities**Careers and opportunities**What jobs can you do with an Operating Department Practice degree?As a registered Operating Department Practitioner, you'll be able to take on roles such as:- surgical care practitioner- team leader- theatre manager- sterile supply manager- practice educatorAfter you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

15 January

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University of Portsmouth

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    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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