ODP Placement: Year 3

During your third year of study you will complete one long practice module which runs from September to May. This module has been designed in close collaboration with local hospitals, and aims to consolidate your existing knowledge, and allow you to become proficient in practice ready to start your new job as a registered ODP. The module covers all aspects of the theatre environment, as well as critical care, and you can be expected to continue to practice all the skills gained in your first two years as well as gaining enhanced experience in:

  • Team leadership
  • Communication with the multidisciplinary team
  • Communication with the patient
  • Professional autonomy
  • Anaesthetics, surgery and PACU
  • Patient transfers
  • Critical care