Develop the confidence, attitudes and skills you need to work as an operating department practitioner (ODP) in areas such as anaesthesia, intensive care, A&E, and transplant or air-ambulance teams. This is an exciting, fast-changing field with opportunities to work all over the world.
As an operating department practice (ODP) student you'll be offered a placement with one of the main hospitals within Cambridgeshire or Essex. ODP students can also be offered a placement within one of several hospitals in London.
During your placement, you will work with surgeons, anaesthetists and theatre nurses and also patients of all ages. As a member of the operating department team, you'll be also involved in each phase of a person's operation. All students will follow a two year placement schedule for the duration of the course. This will ensure the students are exposed to a range of clinical specialities. The placements will be managed by the practice educator and monitored by the course leader and link lecturer.