Take a clinical photograph

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTDA417A, 'Take a clinical photograph'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Take a clinical photograph' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Interpret the request for photography

1.1 Make accessible in the clean zone of the surgery the client's necessary charts and records

1.2 Provide full details of the procedure to the client and/or carer

1.3 Obtain and document consent following ethical and legal requirements

1.4 Prepare accessories for intraoral photography

1.5 Prepare personal protective equipment for the client and members of the dental team

2. Prepare to take the photograph

2.1 Compose the image so that the most important aspects are in the centre of the photograph

2.2 Orientate the image so that subsequent photos are reproducible

2.3 Ensure there is no calculus or plaque deposits on the teeth before the image is taken

2.4 Locate the image source to be photographed appropriately in the depth of field so that the photograph is in complete focus

2.5 Check the viewfinder to ensure there are no obstructions to the image

3. Take basic intraoral views in a standardised approach

3.1 Position the client so that conditions for photography are reproducible

3.2 Stand in a stable position for standard intraoral views which is reproducible for all photographs

3.3 Select the magnification ratio according to the desired frame and focus

3.4 Frame the image and ensure positioning of retractors and mirrors is correct

3.5 Use appropriate lighting so that the image is not overexposed

4. Take a portrait and profile photograph

4.1 Explain the purpose of the photograph to the client

4.2 Choose the background colour and texture so that a full assessment of the profile can be made

4.3 Follow guidelines to position the camera and the client to ensure reproducible results

4.4 Use a vertical format to completely fill the frame

4.5 Take standard dental portrait views that ensure images can be reproduced

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTDA417A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUV50407 - Diploma of Photoimaging
  • HLT43007 - Certificate IV in Dental Assisting