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Operating department practice and paramedic practice open events

To make the world a better place. Start in the right place. Join us at one of our open events in Manchester to learn what it takes to study, and work, as an operating department practitioner or paramedic.

If you’re interested in studying our BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice or BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice degrees in our Manchester city centre location, our open events at St James’ are for you.

The staff who will be teaching you, and those who will support you throughout your operating department practice or paramedic practice studies, are on hand to answer any questions.

Attend an open day at Manchester St. James’

Our 2023 open day dates have been announced:

What to expect on the day

You will be able to talk to tutors, chat to current students, and take a tour of the clinical skills simulation suite.

Guided tours will take place after each subject presentation.

Our facilities in Manchester include:

  • a mock operating theatre
  • simulated ambulance bay
  • clinical skills stations

By joining our BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice degree you will train to provide high standards of care during the anaesthetic, surgical and recovery phases of hospital patients’ treatment.

Enrolling on our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice degree will enable you to study to the clinical, professional and academic standards required to become a paramedic.

Paramedic Practice is available to study at St James’, but you’ll also need to attend our campus in Ormskirk for a variety of sessions.

You can apply to study Operating Department Practice at the Edge Hill University campus or St James’. Both courses also involve placements across Greater Manchester and the North West of England. We’ll try, where possible, to place you in a Trust near to where you live.

Open days in Ormskirk

Not sure which area of medicine, health or social care you’d like to work in? Our open days in Ormskirk can help you make that choice.

During these events you can visit our Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine and talk to staff about our pre-registration or applied health and social care degrees.

Dates for 2024 will be announced in due course.

How to find us

St James’ is located on Oxford Street, just a couple of minutes’ walk from Manchester Oxford Road train station. The postcode is M1 6EG.

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