Clinical Photography University Graduate Certificate

Location Distance Learning
Duration 12 Months
Course start January
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  • Gain a recognised professional qualification, or embark on postgraduate professional studies 
  • Clinical Photography certificates are officially approved by both CAMIP and IMI 
  • Perfect for existing or trainee medical illustrators

Course outline

This course provides continuing professional development, including specialist knowledge and skills, for people who are already in work as medical illustrators.

It forms part of the Medical Illustration Programme of work-based, distance-learning awards offered by the University.

Important: Applications can only be considered for applicants already employed as a Clinical Photographer in a healthcare setting.

Course content

This award is based on learning through work-based assignments, so it is really only suitable for those who are employed in a healthcare environment that gives them access to the clinical situations, specialist equipment and workplace supervisors necessary for the successful completion of those assignments.

You will study:

  • the legal and ethical issues encountered in medical illustration

  • anatomy and physiology

  • computer skills for medical illustration

You will also carry out practical assignments in:

  • healthcare location photography

  • patient photography and lighting techniques

  • ophthalmic photography

  • dental photography

  • surgical photography

Employment opportunities

For Clinical Photographers, it is our intention to seek the approval of the Health Professions Council for the Graduate and Postgraduate Certificate, so that achievement of this award will entitle you to be entered onto the HPC Register, which is soon to be opened. During the interim period to the opening of the HPC Register however, the achievement of either of these awards will allow you to register with The Committee for the Accreditation of Medical Illustration Practitioners (CAMIP), and to be accepted as a full member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators. The Postgraduate Certificates will provide evidence that you have acquired all of the learning outcomes associated with the Graduate Certificate awards and that you have given additional attention to the more academic, theoretical issues in medical illustration, taking a more questioning, critical and analytical approach to theories, practice-based issues and case studies. This award could also qualify you to progress to a Postgraduate Diploma and, eventually, a Masters qualification if the demand justifies the development of these further awards by the university.

Graduate destinations

Our Clinical Photography Awards are approved by the Institute of Medical Illustrators for full Membership of the Institute and by the Council for the Accreditation of Medical Illustration Practitioners (CAMIP) as one of the entry criteria for admission to their Register. This means that once learners successfully complete one of our Clinical Photography awards, they are considered to be fully qualified and are therefore entitled to be listed on the qualified practitioners’ Register. 

Programme specification

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