(Short Course) Introduction to the Operating Theatre

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Course details

Year of entry



10 weeks

Institution Code



Blended Learning

Why choose? this course?

This course provides insight into the unique environment of Theatre Departments. This includes the perioperative journey that patients embark on for their operation, the standards and values that underpin our care of patients, and the roles of different professions within this highly skilled team of care-providers.

There will be specific focus on the roles and responsibilities of Operating Department Practitioners in this area, and their expanding scope of practice within, and outside of, the Theatre Department.

Key course features

  • Applicable study for our Undergraduate Operating Department Practice BSc Degree
  • Unique module within the university
  • Learning/teaching styles will match the Undergraduate Degree programmes delivered full/part-time at the University
  • Open and supportive University structure

What you will study

  • Introduction to the Theatre Environment
  • The Perioperative Journey – Patient-Centred Care
  • Introduction to Surgical Specialties
  • The Roles of the ODP and the Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Our Standards and Values
  • Anaesthetics
  • Surgery
  • Post-Anaesthetic Care
  • Advancing Roles of the ODP
  • Academic Writing and Assessment Guidance

Entry requirements & applying



Teaching & Assessment

The assessment will consist of a written assignment exploring the roles and responsibilities of Operating Department Practitioners in relation to patient care.


Career prospects



Fees & funding



Programme specification






Course dates

22/04/2024 - Book Now