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Clinical Photography PGCert

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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

1 year

Start date

30-JAN-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Medical Photography Diagnostic Imaging

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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.

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 Staffordshire University.

Important: This course is only open to those who work in a UK-based, Medical Illustration department and are supported by their employers.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: PgCert Clinical Photography.

Teaching

The teaching, learning and assessment strategies are those which have already been tried and tested within both the previously run Post Experience Certificate course, which was managed by the Institute of Medical Illustrators, and the past 6 years of successful delivery of the programme, via Staffordshire University. Students are provided with detailed handbooks that include guidance on study skills, advice on sources of information, and instructions for the completion of coursework assignments, along with assessment criteria. Assignments include specifically designed questions, reports on specific topics, practical tasks and “assignment log books”. Students become active directors of their own learning, by seeking out the knowledge and information they need, in order to complete their assignments successfully. They will be given guidance (in the award and module handbooks) on suitable sources of information, data, technical instruction and theoretical material. They may also expert advice and guidance from the Programme Coordinator; gain on-the-job help from their workplace supervisor, or they may approach the Programme Leader, at the University. It will be the responsibility of the Workplace Supervisor, working with the student and the Programme Coordinator, to ensure that each student has access to the specialist facilities and clinical environments needed in order to complete the practical assignments.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods, including: reports, an essay, question-based assessments and practical assignments will be employed in order to allow students to demonstrate their achievement of the learning outcomes. Assessment will be carried out by professional specialists who are expert in the particular knowledge and skills being demonstrated in the assignment, and most of whom are experienced in assessing very similar assignments within the Institutes Post Experience Certificate course.

Careers

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.

Modules

The Legal and Ethical Issues encountered in Medical Illustration
Computer Skills for Medical Illustration
Anatomy and Physiology

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

2,150

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

This course is only open to those who work in a UK-based, Medical Illustration department and are supported by their employers.