Photography enables the diffusion of objective information through the visual mode. Photography skills learnt enrich both professional and personal life of a dental surgeon and over the years, it has evolved to play a major role in the path of success of a dental surgeon. A photograph could be used as a teaching aid, in case presentations, publications, interactive treatment planning, treatment documentation for medico-legal issues, laboratory communication, forensic odontology- crime scene investigations and also as a marketing tool. Though anyone can take photographs, what’s important is to learn to take a good quality photograph as quickly as possible, to save time.
Integrated Dental Photography Certificate Course is certificate course offered by Manipal College of Dental Sciences at the Manipal Campus. It comprises of 2 contact sessions in a span of 4 months, conducted at MCODS, Manipal, with each contact session comprising of 3 days.
Program Objective: The program comprises of didactic lectures and hands on sessions related to Photography. At the end of the course students are expected to know General and Dental photography basics, Advanced lighting techniques and Post processing essentials.
Scope: Basics of photography, introduction to DSLR, camera buttons and menu, handling a DSLR, general photography principles, settings, reverse concept by dental photography school, exposure triangle, extra-oral & intraoral dental photography, appropriate use of intraoral accessories, basics of editing, advanced photography protocols, advanced lighting techniques, table top (still life photography) using creative lighting, advanced editing techniques, introduction to nature, portrait, landscape photography & videography.
Duration: 6 days(45 hours) in a span of 4 months, with 2 modules of 3 days each. Number of hours- 45 hours.
Citizenship: Indian nationals can apply under the General Category. Foreign nationals or Non Resident Indians or Indian nationals supported by NRI relatives can apply under the Foreign/NRI Category.
Qualification: BDS/ MDS enrollment or completion from any institution recognized by the Dental Council of India
Admissions:There is no Entrance Test for this course.
Selection:Manipal University will declare the list of selected candidates, in the website after the last date for application
Last date for application: January 20, 2017
Course commencing on: February 11, 2017
General Category: Rs38,000/-
NRI: 900 US$
i) Intraoral accessories worth Rs10,000
ii) One year subscription of Better Photography magazine worth Rs 1,800 (circulation within India only)