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Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £15,300


More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Blended between Hull Campus and work placements

About the course

This new course has been designed with a predominantly clinical focus in collaboration with local NHS trusts and Hull is one of a select few higher education institutions offering ODP at degree level. Operating Department Practice students spend 60% of their time caring for patients before, during and after surgery on clinical placements; and 40% studying on campus.

ODPs predominantly work in the operating theatre environment, although their transferable skills, knowledge base and expertise are utilised in a broad range of critical care areas such as intensive care units or on resuscitation teams. Through the academic dimension of the course, you will gain key, valuable theoretical skills which you will apply in a working environment.

How will the planned funding changes affect me?

From 2017/18, NHS bursaries for students will no longer be available on this course. Instead, you will be able to apply for a student loan to support your studies. To find out more about how this will affect you, please click here for full details.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 7.0 overall, with 7.0 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

A career in operating department practice is exciting, rewarding, challenging and demanding with many varied opportunities for personal development and role diversity. Operating Department Practitioners have the opportunity, post-registration, to develop their careers in specialist clinical settings. Opportunities also exist for work within the independent health care sector or overseas.

The perioperative environment is dynamic and in line with the government agenda 'New Ways of Working' once you have gained sufficient education and clinical experience you may wish to consider the extended roles of physician’s assistant (anaesthesia) or surgical care practitioner.

Further opportunities exist within the healthcare sector including management and educational roles.