Mentors and practice educators: ODP

Your role as a mentor is critical in helping students translate what they have been taught into the reality of delivering high quality care to service users and their families. The role model that you provide is an essential element which shapes and defines what sort of Operating Department Practitioner each student becomes.

Assessing students to ensure they are competent is a fundamental part of maintaining our professional standards, and you as a mentor are at the centre of this process. We ask you to rigorously assess our students to ensure that they are safe and effective practitioners who you would wish to work with as colleagues or have care for you or your loved ones.

Core documents

The documents listed below are useful resources for mentors supporting students on the Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) course.

CODP Standards, recommendations and guidance for Mentors and Practice Placements (2009)  

HCPC guidance on conduct and ethics for students

BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice Curriculum

CODP Dip HE Operating Department Practice Curriculum

Contact us

Senior Lecturer/Placement Lead
Julie Quick -

ODP Placement Allocations Officer
Ritapal Kaur -