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Celebrating National Operating Department Practice (ODP) Day

Celebrating personal & professional diversity
Friday 14 May 2021

What is National ODP Day?


ODP and Senior Lecturer, Abigail Hutchinson, shares her passion for her role

Abigail shares her ODP journey, from qualification to obstetrics to anaesthetic practitioner.

Abigail explains how she puts her passion for caring into practice.

Abigail speaks about her role and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the work of ODPs.

Join Abigail's live talk on Friday 14 May to find out more. Booking is required

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Discover the exciting world of ODP

What can I study?

BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice

This patient-centred course prepares you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to ensure that you can contribute fully to healthcare delivery in a dynamic and fast-moving surgical environment. This course leads to the achievement of the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency for Operating Department Practitioners (ODP). On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration with HCPC as an ODP.

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Operating Department Practice, Degree Apprenticeship

Ideal if you are employed as a healthcare worker and your employer is willing to support your professional development. As an apprenticeship student, you will study alongside ODP students on the BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice Studies course for 35 weeks each year. During university breaks and at the end of each academic year, you will continue to work with your employer as usual.

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Robert Hughes, senior ODP lecturer, chats with ODP's about their roles

Hear from Christopher Lloyd an Advanced Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgical Care Practitioner & Mark Bradbury Advanced Scrub Practitioner in Trauma and Orthopaedics about their diverse & rewarding career within the ODP field

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School of Health & Life Sciences

Email Amy Thompson to discuss a session for your students