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Operating Department Practice (ODP)

Reading lists

Most modules have a reading list to support your studies with essential and recommended books and articles. Our new Reading Lists Online system allows you to easily access electronic content on the list and find out the latest status of print books - and request these through our Click and Collect service.

You should find a link to your reading list through Blackboard (or MS Teams if that is used for your module).  You can also access the system through the link below. On the Find Lists page you can search by your module title, module code or the name of your module leader.  

Books for your subject

Finding ODP books in the library

You will find books for ODP in the Stoke campus (Ashley 1) and Stafford campus (Blackheath Lane Centre for Excellence) libraries as well as the Learning Centre library at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. 

To find books at the Stoke and Stafford campuses, use Library Search.
To find books at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital use the Shropshire Health Libraries' catalogue

You can request books from another library site - find out how to do this here (Shrewsbury students - note the specific info re Shrewsbury requests that's at the bottom of the page).


You may wish to browse the library shelves for books related to ODP. Find books with the following shelf-marks on their spine stickers. The library uses the Dewey Decimal system to categorise print books.

Dewey number Subject area
158 Applied psychology
378 Academic skills
610 Medicine and health
611 Human anatomy
612 Human physiology
613 Personal health and safety
615 Pharmacology and therapeutics
616 Diseases
617 Surgery
618 Gynaecology


Many of the library's books are available electronically. Find out how to find and use these on the eBooks guide

Nursing books

Below is a selection of nursing books (including eBooks) that are available via the Library. The link takes you through to Library Search where you can search subject keywords to find more. For help using Library Search, have a look at this guide.

New books this month

Shrewsbury Health Library Requests

Staffordshire University students:  Check the items you require on the Shrewsbury catalogue then return to the Staffordshire University site and fill in the Shrewsbury on-line request form.

Students from Shrewsbury: Please check the items you need on the Staffordshire University catalogue and then fill in the Staffordshire on-line request form.