Operating Department Practice
Being an ODP
An Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) provides a professional service within the multidisciplinary environment of a hospital’s operating department. They are engaged in the delivery of individualised patient care. The duties of the ODP involve working closely with doctors and other professionals to ensure that the care delivered to patients is in line with best practice and aims for a successful patient outcome.
The Curriculum has been designed in the belief that the integration of academic and work based learning in the operating theatre environment, is the best way to develop students that are well equipped to meet the needs of future employers. Our ODP Education programme will also create a professional group of learners who have opportunities open to them for lifelong learning. The Operating Department Practice qualification entitles the holder to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), as a Registered ODP.
Leicester and beyond
If you don't live in Leicester that's fine, our partners with local hospitals in the East Midlands includes Leicester, Nottingham, Northampton, Kettering, Chesterfield, Boston and Grantham. These placements ensure that students are provided with the necessary experiences to develop their clinical skills and are exposed to the reality of employment where they live.
Katherine Green, RODP Band 6
Deputy Team Leader Emergency Theatres
This website will be updated in April 2016 in preparation for the BSc. (Hons) in Operating Department Practice which will commence in September 2016.