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Operating Department Practice

Anglia Ruskin University
Chelmsford, Great Britain
On campus
3 Years

Program Description

Fascinated by the surgical environment? Our Operating Department Practice degree will have you in the theatre from the word go. Study full-time in Cambridge or Chelmsford, out on placements and in true-to-life skills labs. Our course is validated by the Health and Care Professions Council, so you’ll graduate ready to embark on a fast-paced career as an ODP, with opportunities ranging from anaesthesia or intensive care to A&E or transplant teams.

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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Year 1

Introduction to Perioperative Practice

Exploring Aspects of Anatomy and Physiology

Principles and Practices of Anaesthesia

Practical Concepts in Anatomy and Physiology

Holistic Care of the Surgical Patient

Year 2

Perioperative Pharmacology and Physiology

Care of the Patient Undergoing Anaesthesia

Promoting Best Practice in the Operating Theatre

Post-Anaesthetic and Acute Care

Year 3

Research Methods

Enhanced Clinical Skills in Perioperative and Critical Care

Undergraduate Major Project

Holistic Leadership in the Perioperative Environment


Career opportunities are wide-ranging in the UK and overseas, and include:

  • anaesthesia
  • recovery
  • management
  • education
  • sterile supplies
  • transplant teams
  • intensive care units
  • A&E
  • helicopter emergency services
  • patient transfers

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