Study Pattern: Operating Department Practice (Apprenticeship) BSc (Hons) (online)

On this page you will find the study pattern for our BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice (Apprenticeship) online programme.

This study pattern highlights the module that you will need to study and select for the academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk.

For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

Operating Department Practice, BSc (Hons) - accelerated (3 year) with spring (January) start

Study PatternSpringSummerAutumn
Year 1

Principles of Anaesthetic Practice for Assistant Practitioners
(4OD502)
20 credits continued

Science and Pharmacology for Operating Department Practice
(4OD503)
20 credits

Anatomy and Physiology for Operating Department Practice 1
(4OD504)
20 credits continued

Patient Care Concepts
(4OD505)
20 credits
Working and Learning in Operating Department Practice
(4OD500)
20 credits

Principles of Scrub and Circulating Practice
(4OD501)
20 credits
Year 2

Anatomy and Physiology for Operating Department Practice 2
(5OD502)
20 credits

Exploring Leadership and Management in Operating Department Practice
(5OD503)
20 credits

Practice in Post Anaesthetic Care
(5OD504)
20 credits

Evidence Based Practice
(5OD505)
20 credits
Developing Anaesthetic Practice
(5OD500)
20 credits

Developing Scrub and Circulatory Practice
(5OD501)
20 credits
Year 3

Management of Medication
(6OD502)
20 credits


Work Based Study - Dissertation
(6OD999)
40 credits 

Transition to Practice Beyond Registration
(6OD503)
20 credits

Work Based Study - Dissertation continued
(6OD999)
40 credits
Facilitating Learning and Assessment
(6OD500)
20 credits

Complex Perioperative Care
(6OD501)
20 credits