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Working as an operating department practitioner is diverse and includes a wide range of skills across the entire perioperative patient journey.
As a registered ODP you’ll work in one or more of three main areas in the theatre environment, as well as in critical care environments such as intensive care and A&E.
As a student here at ARU, you’ll gain competence in all areas of theatres through focused practice modules. The three main areas are: anaesthetics, surgery and Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU). You’ll also be supervised throughout your course by qualified mentors.