BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice*
UCAS code: OD22
Year of entry: 2022
UCAS Tariff: 112
Duration: 3 YRS (FT)
Institution code: G53
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