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PRAC111-0107: Digital Photography: Your Online Guide to Profit and Protection!

INSTRUCTOR:
Johnny Slaughter, DVM

DATES:
January 23 - March 27, 2007
Interactive Sessions: Tuesdays: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, break, 27, March 6, 13 and 20; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This multi-week course will give you confidence in exam and surgical room photography, why capturing images is essential in protecting your license and how it can be used to better communicate your findings with pet owners and colleagues. Make your hobby pay dividends to your practice!

COURSE OUTLINE:
Week 1 (1/23) and Week 2 (1/30): Selecting a digital camera and the medical/legal reasons why image photography is so important.

Week 3 (2/6): Exam Room photography

Week 4 (2/13): Radiograph photography, with particular emphasis on digital radiographic techniques (for example how varying the kvp and ma can be helpful in subtle detail evaluation).

Break

Week 5 (2/27): Gross pathological techniques with particular attention on necropsy photographic approaches.

Week 6 (3/6): Surgical photographic approaches.

Week 7 (3/13): Why it's important to have a small portable digital image viewer to show clients normal imagery: radiographs, dental arcades, ocular tissues, etc. to compare with their client's current clinical condition.

Week 8 (3/20): Microscopic photographic techniques.

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 16

TUITION:
Member/ $266, Non-Member/$373 by January 9, 2007;
Member/ $296, Non-Member/$414 after January 9, 2007
Course also open to veterinary staff (VSPN members)

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Textbook:
The Advanced Digital Photographer's Workbook: Professionals Creating and Outputting World-Class Images - Butler - Focal Press - 2005
Available at Amazon.com as well as other online retailers (used and new copies):
http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Digital-Photographers-Workbook-Professionals/dp/0240806468/sr=8-6/qid=1166552784/ref=sr_1_6/102-0196634-5948127?ie=UTF8&s=books

Raw Workflow from Capture to Archives: A Complete Digital Photographer's Guide to Raw Imaging - Andrews, Butler, Farace - Focal Press - 2006
Available at Amazon.com as well as other online retailers (used and new copies):
http://www.amazon.com/Raw-Workflow-Capture-Archives-Photographers/dp/0240807529/sr=8-6/qid=1165981010/ref=sr_1_6/102-0196634-5948127?ie=UTF8&s=books
This text has more advanced material, so it would be a follow-up to this course.

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"This program was submitted (but not yet approved) by AAVSB's RACE program for continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB's RACE program at race@aavsb.org should you have any comments/suggestions regarding this program's validity or relevance to the veterinary profession."


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