Medical Photography: Practices of Graduate Students at Makerere University

  • Apollo Peter Bamusonighe Makerere University
  • Gerald Tumusiime Makerere university
  • Paul Lukiza Makerere University
  • Joseph Ochieng Makerere University
Keywords: medical photography, photography trends, clinical photography, photography sharing, photography smart technologies


Medical photography is a specialized genre of photography concerned with taking photographs beneficial to medical practice. This study aimed at establishing medical photography practices among graduate students at Makerere University. Results suggest most graduate students first encountered medical photographs in class (68.1%), a few took their own medical photographs (13.5%), using mainly the mobile phone (81.6%) and the majority of the photographs were taken by their colleagues(66%).

Author Biographies

Apollo Peter Bamusonighe, Makerere University
Department of Medical Illustration, Makerere Univeristy College of Health Sciences
Gerald Tumusiime, Makerere university

General surgeon and Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Anatomy,Makerere Univeristy College of Health Sciences


Paul Lukiza, Makerere University

Chair,Department of Medical Illustration, Makerere Univeristy College of Health Sciences


Joseph Ochieng, Makerere University
Associate Professor, Department of Human Anatomy, Makerere University College of Health Sciences


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How to Cite
Bamusonighe, A. P., Tumusiime, G., Lukiza, P., & Ochieng, J. (2019). Medical Photography: Practices of Graduate Students at Makerere University. Journal of Biocommunication, 43(1).