Operating Department Practice & Vocational Health Care

Welcome to the Department of Operating Department Practice & Vocational Healthcare

Operating Department Practice is physically and emotionally hard work. Practitioners require not just technical and practical skills, but communication skills and management ability.

Bringing the operating theatre to the classroom

Our two year DipHE Operating Department Practice (ODP) programme is designed to produce competent and dynamic Operating Department Practitioners.

We have combined both clinical and academic excellence to provide a programme that is up to date, dynamic and forward thinking and work closely with NHS Trusts to provide students with clinical experience vital to this role.

We believe in offering our students the highest quality of teaching and learning experience. In the National Student Survey 2017 we scored 94 percent overall student satisfaction and 100 percent of our graduatees are in employment or in further study six months after graduating* (* HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2016.)

There is no better place to start your career in an operating department than at Bucks.