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Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons)

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

ODPs play a crucial role in a patient’s care – working alongside nurses, doctors and anaesthetists from the lead up to surgery right through to recovery. This degree, which two intakes each year in April and September, covers all aspects of the job, setting you up for a career out in the field.The University of Leicester is the major provider for ODP training in the East Midlands/ You can choose to study in Nottingham, Northampton, Kettering, Chesterfield, Derby, Boston or LeicesterThis Operating Department Practice BSc combines academic and work-based learning as we believe that this is the best way to develop students who are well-equipped to meet the needs of future employers.Registered Operating Department Practitioners provide high standards of patient care and skilled support alongside medical and nursing colleagues during the anaesthetic, surgical and recovery phases of the perioperative period. Your role will involve the application of theory to practice in a variety of clinical settings.You will be part of a professional group of learners who have opportunities open to them for lifelong learning in this field. This course will enable you to translate the philosophy of care into practice and become a safe, competent practitioner, working in multidisciplinary teams, accepting diverse roles and remaining aware of professional responsibilities.ODP education at the University of Leicester has been established for over 40 years, working closely with a group of approved placement hospitals. This ensures that all aspects of the course provide the necessary educational opportunities and experience to develop your clinical skills in preparation for future employment as a Registered ODP.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 29,725per year

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University of Leicester

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  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 35 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    167 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%



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