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.
Find out about a day in the life of an ODP. Our online resource provides a real insight being an ODP and lets you hear what our students say about the course.
View a 360 degree tour of our mock operating theatre.
View a 360 degree tour of our mock hospital ward.
Our health and social care courses place a strong emphasis on interprofessional learning. This means that you train alongside practitioners from other health professions. Find out more.
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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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A day in the life of an operating department practitioner
Our a day in the life of an operating department practitioner online resource provides you with a real insight into what being an ODP entails and lets you hear what our students have to say about the course. It features a mixture of video, image and text.
Mock operating theatre
Mock theatre at our Collegiate Campus gives students a hands-on experience as it would be in a real hospital.
Mock hospital ward
The mock hospital ward at our Collegiate Campus gives students a hands on experience as it would be in a real hospital.
Together in the real world of health and social care
Our health and social care courses place a strong emphasis on interprofessional learning. This means that you train alongside practitioners from other health professions. So, depending on your course you could spend time working alongside
This gives you a fresh perspective on situations. And it also prepares you for the real world. Collaboration between health professionals is increasing as organisations try to provide a more integrated and effective service. At Sheffield Hallam we understand that by working together we can we give the best possible care.
Visit the Department of Allied Health Professions website to view profiles of the staff who teach in this subject area.