Our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses both offer state of the art purpose built theatres skills laboratories, in which our students are able to use sophisticated equipment to simulate many aspects of the perioperative environment. Students are able to be very hands on, with skills sessions throughout the course, and benefit from working in small groups to practice skills such as airway management, surgical scrubbing, gloving and gowning, preparing a patient for surgery, communicating with patients, applying and interpreting basic and invasive monitoring, setting up equipment and preparation for many emergency situations which may occur in the practice environment. Skills sessions are an exciting part of the ODP Course at Anglia Ruskin University and we are constantly striving to utilise these to their best possible advantage.
"The facilities offered at both our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses provide students with the opportunity to learn in a fun and stimulating environment, and allows our students to practice and apply the technical skills learnt in the clinical environment to the theoretical evidence which underpins our practice and enhances our professionalism. Our students love the opportunity to work in groups in their cohorts learning these technical skills, and our skills based sessions are integrated throughout the entire course covering the whole range of anaesthetics, surgery and recovery."
Lisa Wakeman, Course Leader, Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons)