The DipHE in Operating Department Practice (ODP) is a two-year full-time course of study comprising of online and work-based learning.
The diploma has been developed to prepare Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) who are fit for purpose now and for the future as service evolves. You will be equipped to practice in dynamic, multidisciplinary settings and demonstrate competency in providing high standards of safe, compassionate, evidence-based, and patient–focussed care in the perioperative context.
You must be in full time employment with a participating NHS Health Board or an individually contracted NHS Trust / Health Board, and be able to provide evidence of managerial support to complete the full diploma through online and work-based learning.
The DipHE ODP will incorporate 40% theory and 60% work-based learning hours, reflecting the standards of education and training (HCPC, 2017), Standards of proficiency (HCPC, 2014) and the Scope of Practice (COPD, 2009).
Students who complete the diploma will be eligible to apply for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Tuition fees for this programme are paid by the student's health board.