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Operating department practice

Our operating department practitioner course helps you develop the skills and experience to become an operating department practitioner.

An operating department practitioner works as part of the team in operating theatres and other critical care areas. They play an important role in the physical and psychological care of patients, looking after patients with various care needs including post-operative care. They also provide highly skilled help to surgeons, anaesthetists and other medical practitioners.

Our operating department practitioner course is supported by high quality teaching staff, research and facilities, as well as strong links with health professionals and organisations throughout the Yorkshire, Humberside and East Midlands area.

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You develop the skills and experience to become an operating department practitioner (ODP) and pursue a career providing highly specialised assistance to surgeons, anaesthetists and other medical practitioners. You learn key skills relating to the vital duties of an ODP including • ensuring that instruments, drugs and equipment for an operation... More information



UCAS code B990

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Effective and high quality provision of health and social care depends on well-motivated, high performing staff who can work effectively individually, in teams, across organisations and through multi-agency care pathways. Leadership and management skills play a key role in being successful in these areas.This course is for leaders and managers in... More information

Study at the highest academic level on an interprofessional course designed for experienced professionals from all areas of health, social care, biomedical science and sport and exercise science. It allows you to focus on your specific research interests to gain a professional doctorate award.Professional doctorates are equivalent to PhDs but... More information

MSc/PgDip/PgCert Healthcare Education

Full-time, Part-time, Distance learning

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This course is for healthcare professionals involved in a teaching or training role who want to develop their skills and expertise in clinical and educational practice. You study the teaching skills needed to support and assess learners in the workplace.It helps you to meet your organisation's training needs, aiming to ensure better educational... More information


Full-time, Part-time, Distance learning

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Whatever your level and experience as a health and social care manager, this course is designed to help you advance in your career. It supports your ongoing professional development towards improved effectiveness, and greater management and leadership responsibility.As a busy manager we realise you need a flexible course design that supports you... More information

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