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Diploma of Higher Education in Operating Department Practice

The Diploma of Higher Education in Operating Department Practice (DipHE ODP) is delivered by the University of the West of Scotland over a two year period. Within the West region the participating boards are NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Forth Valley and the Golden Jubilee National Hospital. 

On successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a registered Operating Department Practitioner.


Applications for September 2021 cohort have now closed. For further information please have a look at the presentation giving an overview of the DipHE OPD programme or visit UWS website:

Last Updated: 14 May 2021