What will I learn?

This programme will suit highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who have a specialist interest in the care of surgical patients. The BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice degree will equip you with the clinical and interpersonal skills and specialised knowledge required to plan, deliver and evaluate care to patients during the three phases of perioperative practice: anaesthesia, surgery and post-anaesthetic care. Whilst studying on this course you will spend time in our specialised clinical skills centre, which boasts state-of-the-art facilities and training equipment that is at the forefront of the sector. The time spent in this environment will help to develop all the key skills required for a successful career within the perioperative environment. Using simulation, practical sessions and workshops, you will be taught how to use a wide range of equipment safely for the caring needs of perioperative patients’. Approved by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), successful completion will allow you to apply to become a registered Operating Department Practitioner (ODP), a role that is in high demand both within the NHS and private sector.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

19 September 2022


Main Site

Sutherland Building,

Newcastle upon Tyne,


NE1 8ST, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Advanced Placement Tests - Grade 3 or above in at least two tests (preferably three tests). All Undergraduate Programmes IELTS 6.0 minimum component 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Northumbria University

Northumbria University offers students a vibrant city experience and outstanding education in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • Globally renowned education with top employability rates
  • Research-led institution solving real-world challenges
  • Generous scholarship opportunities for international students
  • Modern campus with city centre location