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BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice*

Operating Department Practice*

UCAS code: OD22

Year of entry: 2022

UCAS Tariff: 112

Duration: 3 YRS (FT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Wrexham

Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) have a vital role within the contemporary perioperative team, working in this exciting and dynamic environment, ODPs provide care during the anaesthetic, surgical and recovery phases of a patient’s hospital treatment. ODPs require in-depth knowledge and skills in areas such as anatomy and physiology, surgical and anaesthetic procedures, legal and ethical issues, and teamwork. 


  • Study a broad range of subjects including anatomy and physiology, research, legal and ethical issues, introduction to surgery, anaesthetics and post-operative recovery, communication, critical reflection, pharmacology, enhanced roles, leadership and management, and interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Prepare for a professional career in Operating department Practice.
  • Practical experience of perioperative skills and procedures, in context is gained through placements in a variety of settings across North Wales Health Board.
  • The Operating department Practice programme at WGU is the only programme of its kind in North Wales and is one of only two programmes in all of Wales.


*Subject to validation and accreditation

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