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Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Chelmsford Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    11-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Don your scrubs and head straight into the theatre with our highly practical BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice degree validated by the HCPC. If you’re fascinated by the surgical environment, our Operating Department Practice degree is for you.From the word go, you’ll be spending time in a real theatre, out on placement and in true-to-life skill labs, building up all the knowledge and skills you need for a successful career as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP).As a graduate, you’ll find there are opportunities in a host of specialisms from anaesthesia to intensive care and beyond. And, thanks to our course meeting the standards set by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), you’ll be able to dive right into your career as an ODP.We know that our Operating Department Practice students want to learn from the best, so many of your teaching sessions will be delivered by people who already work in the field. We’ll also look at how you can use research and reflection in your day-to-day work. This offers you the chance to benefit from their experiences, insights and expertise during your time at ARU.Both our campuses have a mock operating theatre for you to hone your skills and knowledge in simulated environments.You won’t be restricted to these simulated spaces, though. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience working in all the essential clinical specialities as you put your new-found skills into practice while out on placement.Thanks to our three-year placement schedule, you get experience of working in all the essential clinical specialities. We offer placements in leading NHS and private hospitals:Essex: Queens, Colchester, Basildon, Harlow, Southend, Broomfield (all theory will be taught at Chelmsford)Cambridgeshire: Hinchingbrooke, Ipswich, Lister, Papworth, Peterborough, Kings Lynn (all theory will be taught at Cambridge)London: Kings College, Whittington, North Middlesex University Hospital, Newham University Hospital, Royal Free Hospital (all theory will be taught at Chelmsford).This highly practical course will develop your clinical skills in live settings. You’ll learn to take responsibility for a patient’s all-round welfare and to assess their journey through the surgical environment. You’ll also learn to work as part of a theatre team made up of professionals from a variety of clinical disciplines. We’ll explain how you can do all of this safely, and within current legal, ethical and professional boundaries.

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25 January

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80 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

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Anglia Ruskin University

  • University League Table

    114th

  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

Vibrant and bustling city campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford, both under an hour from London on the train.
A friendly and welcoming community of students and staff from around the globe.
A range of international scholarships available.

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