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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 Operating Department Practice or 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.

During the day you can attend subject talks, speak to course tutors and current students, visit our student experience fair, and explore the facilities you’ll use on your course.

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.

Find out more at one of our open days

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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