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Operating Department Practice Diploma of Higher Education

Coventry University

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  • Qualification

    Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

The course aims to develop you into a confident, competent, safe and capable practitioner who can carry out complex activity in all areas of a hospital Operating Department. This includes the assessment, planning and delivery of individualised care from admission to the department through to the immediate postoperative unit or recovery.The demands placed on ODPs mean that the practitioner is required to take responsibility for managing all aspects of patient care within the department, primarily concerned with supporting and assisting in the care of the patient throughout the perioperative journey.ODPs have a critical role within the operating theatre team and are involved with the maintenance and restoration of the physical and psychological status of the patient. This course aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge to work effectively as an ODP within a team of health and social care professionals.ODPs also work within other areas such as the Emergency Department, Intensive Care and Obstetric Units. There are other opportunities available to enhance your training and become Surgical Care Practitioners or Physicians Assistants (Anaesthesia) with additional postgraduate education and training (additional costs may apply).Coventry University is ranked in the UK’s top 15 in the Guardian University Guide 2020, offering a state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Centre with up-to-date equipment and simulators and excellent career prospects. Our course benefits from exceptionally high levels of staff commitment and outstanding graduate employability, with 100% of our graduates currently in work.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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15,000per year

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University information

Coventry University

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  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Typically, 13,000+ non-UK students study across the university’s UK campuses each year, with over 18,000 more studying in partner institutions worldwide.
International pathway programmes and pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
A range of scholarships is available alongside placement opportunities (subject to availability and eligibility) to support international students.

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