Clinical Photography University Graduate Certificate

Location Distance Learning
Duration 12 Months

2019/20 New Entrants, Part Time

  • Home and EU students: £2,150 per year of study
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  • Gain a recognised professional qualification, or embark on postgraduate professional studies 
  • Clinical Photography certificates are officially approved by both Academy for Health Care Sciences 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: This course is only open to those who work in a UK-based, Medical Illustration department and are supported by their employers.

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

Gain a recognised, professional qualification which can lead to Registered Medical Illustrator status. The Graduate and Postgraduate Certificates in Clinical Photography are accepted as accredited qualifications by the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) for application onto their Accredited Register, and by the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI) for application as a Professional Member.

Graduate destinations

Our Clinical Photography Awards are approved by the Institute of Medical Illustrators for full Membership of the Institute and by the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) 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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