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Year of Entry 2018/19
BSc (Honours)

Perioperative Practice (2 year top-up)

Gain education and training in enhanced perioperative and critical care clinical skills, mentorship, service evaluation, research and academic writing.

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How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? December

Course summary

  • Learn the enhanced skills necessary to facilitate career development and improve patient care.
  • Develop critical analysis and practical skills within lectures and our simulated learning environment.
  • Enhance your research capabilities and learn how to write for publication.

Designed for registered healthcare practitioners and following the lead of our current undergraduate Operating Department Practice degree, this programme gives you a competitive edge in the workplace by providing accessibility to career prospects that have restricted access via entry qualifications.

How you learn

The programme develops current skills and provides enhanced skills development, such as cannulation and catherisation. You work in practical environments for these sessions, alongside your traditional classroom study and self-directed research.

You learn through

  • large and small group teaching
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • self-directed and tutor-directed study
  • assignments
  • presentations
  • objective structured clinical exams
  • clinical practice assessment

Course leaders and tutors

Helen Lowes
Helen Lowes
Business Development Lead for ODP, Lead for Simulation for the Department of AHP and Senior Lecturer

I currently hold the role of Business Development Lead for the ODP team and I am the Lead for Simulation for the Department of Allied Health Professions (AHP)

Future careers

Having a degree will enable you to access further development via postgraduate routes, and offers opportunities to further career development in the operating department practice.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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Equipment and facilities

Your learning takes place on the Collegiate Campus and City Campus in purpose-built teaching rooms within the Robert Winston building that include

  • a fully-equipped operating theatre
  • ward
  • clinical areas

Entry requirements

UK students

If you are a registered ODP with the HCPC and possess a complete CPD portfolio and appropriate reflection.

If you possess a City and Guilds Qualification or NVQ Level 3 in ODP, or a Dip HE qualification exceeding 5 years post qualification the following will be in place

• 120 credits at level 4 awarded for professional registration
• 100 credits at level 5 via CPD portfolio
• Must attend and complete a 20 credit bridging module (Research and Management) at Level 5 before acceptance onto BSc pathway

If you are registered with the HCPC and possess a Dip HE in ODP less than 5 years since qualification and can demonstrate CPD then you will be able to access BSc pathway

EU and International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


The elective modules shown below are examples of modules you may be able to choose from.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Odp - Research And Management Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Odp - Anaesthetic Practice 3 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Odp - Enhanced Perioperative Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Odp - Surgical Practice 3 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Odp - Leadership And Education Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Odp - Writing For Publication Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

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