Life as an ODP student


Faculty: Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care
School: School of Allied Health
Course: BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice
Category: Allied and public health

28 April 2017

Studying operating department practice at university features hospital placements, lectures, note-taking and... giant chocolate waffles.

1. Practice placements
What's the best way to learn to be an ODP?
Work with them. Get hands on. Learn from the best.
Loving my practice work.

Pink and green medical clogs

Tray of medical equipment

Pink and green medical clogs

2. Lectures and university days
Time to add some theory to all the practice! And have some fun with new friends.
It’s not just sitting and listening. Even at uni we get hands on (and dressed up).

Whiteboard with notes

Whiteboard with notes

Two students in scrubs

Airway management

3. Study
Yes, study – the horrible word!
Unfortunately it is needed. I find little and often is the best method.
I like to use a variety of methods.
Notes, online tests and even reading during cases at practice placements.

Written notes

Computer screen

4. Leisure time
Everyone needs some time off from study and work.
A walk in the park, a cup of coffee, maybe a little treat (well ok, a large waffle. Yummy!).

Photo of parkland

Cup of coffee

Waffle with chocolate sauce


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