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 into 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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Train in the specialist role of operating department practitioner in up-to-the-minute facilities that include a virtual reality suite for practical simulations. You also gain extensive real-world experience with over 60% of your course time spent on placement in clinical settings. This practice is an essential component this Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the College of Operating Department Practice (CODP) approved course.
UCAS code B990
Develop your health and social care management and leadership skills on this work-based course, which is designed to involve minimal university attendance. The skills and knowledge you gain improve your career potential while making a direct impact on your workplace.
If training or teaching is part of your role as a healthcare professional and you want to develop these skills, this course is designed for you. You learn how to design and develop high-quality learning packages that have an evidence-based approach. You can apply and test what you learn with observed teaching practice in your workplace and teaching small groups of students at the University.
Study for a professional doctorate designed to develop your ability to work at the highest academic level in an applied professional context. Equivalent to a PhD, the goal of your doctorate is to develop your practice as an experienced professional in health, social care, biomedical science or sport and exercise science.
Prepare for more senior health and social care roles on this professionally focused course. You are encouraged to put into practice what you learn by implementing new policies or changes in your workplace. You then reflect on what you’ve done and discuss with lecturers and other managers on the course, gaining insights based on theory and practice.
Study on a flexible course designed to meet your professional development needs and career aspirations. You choose the topics or modules that suit your individual requirements, helping you to progress to more advanced roles, while studying at a pace that suits you.
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.