University of Gloucestershire - BSc (Hons)-Operating Department Practice

University of Gloucestershire

BSc (Hons)-Operating Department Practice

Study style

You’ll study the core subjects of anatomy, physiology, and pathology to apply these to clinical situations. You’ll learn to work with specialist equipment and develop high levels of technical skills in managing patients throughout the preoperative care setting.

We use a blended learning approach across university teaching and clinical practice. Approximately 50% of the course is spent in clinical placement settings under the supervision of clinical mentors who support you through the program. You’ll have the opportunity to put theory into practice using state-of-the-art facilities to support your clinical skills. You’ll use simulation equipment to develop your clinical skills in a safe environment.

Entry Requirements

  • 112 UCAS tariff points, BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC, or a Merit in your T-Level.

  • If you are using a combination of qualifications to achieve the required UCAS tariff points, they must either include at least 2 A levels, a BTEC, or an equivalent qualification.

  • English Language or Literature and Math's Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

  • If English is not your first language, you are required to provide a language test certificate as evidence of proficiency. This needs to be at


    Academic IELTS at 7.0




    no element below 6.5


    in all sections of the test.

Career Prospects

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • the NHS or privately as an Operating Department Practitioner
  • education
  • research
  • another country.

Course Details

Here's an example of the types of modules you'll study (the contents and structure of the course are reviewed occasionally, but it is unlikely that there will be a significant change.

Level 4 (Undergraduate year 1).

  • Personal and Professional Development for Health and Wellbeing (OD4001).
  • Fundamentals of Person-Centered Care in Operating Department Practice (OD4002).
  • Practice-Based Learning 1 - Foundations of Essential Skills (OD4003)Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology to Support Clinical Practice (OD4004).
  • Foundations of Perioperative Care (OD4005).
  • Practice-Based Learning 2 - Application of Perioperative Practice (OD4006).

All students must complete these modules:

All students must complete these modules:

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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