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Postgraduate Course: Introduction to dental clinical photography (MPDC11003)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course is designed to introduce the postgraduate students to the skills required to record good quality intra-oral and extra-oral clinical images. It will include the selection and setting up of camera equipment and the saving and digital manipulation of images.
Course description The broad aim of this course is to provide skills coaching aimed at the specific skill of dental clinical photography. A series of recorded lectures and demonstrations accompanied by learning tasks will be used to help students develop the necessary skills.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Feedback Students receive informal feedback/ feed forward on a weekly basis from their on-line tutor.
Students receive formal feedback at the end of each semester based on assessed coursework and written assignments.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Have confidence in using a clinical camera and be able to record a set of good quality images of a patient and save them in the patient record.
  2. Critically assess the quality of clinical images and use this skill to improve the quality of images recorded in their own clinic.
  3. Explain the process of storing and using patient images and use this knowledge to gain patient consent for recording clinical images.
  4. Have basic knowledge of image manipulation and be able to re-size and insert them in a document or other media.
Reading List
The reading list is available through the University of Edinburgh online resource list system so that students are able to link directly to essential items and be signposted to further reading.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Graduate attributes - technical and practical skills
This course should provide the skills necessary to:
Be able to select and set up a camera to take good quality intra-oral and extra-oral images.
Be able to save, edit and insert these images in appropriate patient records.
Be self-critical in assessing the quality of images produced.
Keywordsdental photography,image manipulation,clinical photography,skills
Course organiserDr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 3974
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975
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