Self Paced

Writing for Impact: Enhancing Medical Communication in the Digital Age

Communicate to Influence: Mastering Medical Writing in the Digital Era

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MODE
Online/ e-LMS
TYPE
Self Paced
LEVEL
Moderate
DURATION
1 Months

About

“Writing for Impact: Enhancing Medical Communication in the Digital Age” is a one-month intensive program that focuses on the crucial skills of writing and presenting medical information clearly and persuasively. The course covers a range of topics, from basic medical writing principles to advanced digital communication strategies. Participants will learn how to tailor content for various digital platforms, including social media, blogs, and professional medical websites.

Aim

This program is designed to empower participants with the skills to craft impactful medical communications, leveraging digital platforms to reach and engage audiences effectively. It aims to enhance the clarity, accuracy, and effectiveness of health information dissemination, preparing participants to become leaders in medical communication.

Program Objectives

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of medical writing as a profession and the key roles and responsibilities of a medical writer
  • Master the art of conducting efficient literature reviews, critically appraising scientific papers, and extracting relevant information for medical writing projects
  • Enhance scientific writing skills to produce clear, concise, and well-structured documents for different audiences and purposes
  • Acquire advanced skills in crafting research articles, comprehensive review articles, and regulatory documents, adhering to industry standards and guidelines
  • Hone data presentation and visualization techniques to effectively communicate complex scientific information.

Program Structure

Module 1: Essential Skills for Medical Writing
Session 1: Introduction to Medical Writing as a Profession

  • Overview of medical writing career opportunities and industry trends
  • Roles and responsibilities of a medical writer in different sectors (pharmaceutical, CROs, medical communication agencies)
  • Key skills and competencies required for success in medical writing jobs

Session 2: Drug development and key deliverable documents in Medical Writing

  • Introduction to drug development (from Basic Research to FDA Approved Post-Marketing Surveillance)
  • Drug regulation
  • Key deliverables in medical communications (Literature Search, Abstracts, Manuscripts, Slide decks, Infographics, Plain language summaries)
  • Role of Medical Writers in Medical Congress
  • Publication ethics and guidelines to follow (ICMJEE, COPE, ISMPP, GPP 2022, CRediT)
  • The EQUATOR network

Session 3: Mastering Scientific Literature Review

  • Efficient searching and retrieval of scientific literature using databases and search strategies
  • Critical appraisal of scientific papers for relevance and quality
  • Extracting and summarizing key information for medical writing projects
  • Probable Interview Questions

Module 2: Advanced Medical Writing Skills

Session 1: Stages of a document development including publication planning

  • Kick-off meeting preparation
  • The art of writing a crisp MOM
  • Authorship compliance according to ICMJE guidelines
  • Draft development through processes of reviewing, QC checks, CE and graphic design (based on requirement)
  • Global Approval and Document submission (to either journal, Congress site or Stakeholder based on target audience)
  • Datavision overview in publication planning

Session2: Writing Clear and Concise Scientific Documents

  • Structure and organization of medical documents for different audiences (Journal, non-medical professionals, health-care professionals, Congress)
  • Techniques for clear and coherent scientific writing
  • Best practices for improving readability and ensuring logical flow

Session 3: Crafting Research Articles for Publication

  • In-depth understanding of research article components (IMRAD format)
  • Strategies for writing compelling titles and abstracts
  • Effective presentation of methods, results, and discussions
  • Probable Interview Questions

Module 3: Enhancing Medical Writing Expertise

Session 1: Writing Comprehensive Review Articles

  • Planning and organizing review articles to provide a comprehensive overview of a specific topic
  • Techniques for synthesizing and analyzing complex scientific information
  • Integrating critical analysis and drawing evidence-based conclusions

Session 2: Data Presentation and Visualization

  • Techniques for presenting numerical data effectively using tables, graphs, and figures
  • Interpreting and summarizing data for different audiences
  • Design principles for creating visually appealing and informative visuals

Session 3: Writing for Lay Audiences and Patient Education

  • Adapting complex scientific information for non-experts
  • Plain language writing techniques for patient education materials and informed consent documents
  • Incorporating patient-centered language and ensuring accessibility

Session 4: Other Deliverables

  • Preparing effective slide decks (Congress, MSLs, HCPs, Patients)
  • Using infographics and creating a compelling story through an interactive deck (patient journey, HEOR etc)
  • Publication notifications
  • Probable Interview Questions

Module 4: Miscellaneous

Session 1: Real-World Evidence and its importance in Medical Communications

  • Introduction to RWE and its significance
  • Difference between Clinical Trial and RWE or PMS
  • Introduction to HEOR and its importance in Medical Communications
  • How does writing documents for RWE and HEOR studies differ from traditional clinical trial articles

Session 2: Medical Writing Project Management

  • Effective project planning and organization for medical writing assignments
  • Collaboration and communication strategies with cross-functional teams
  • Time management, prioritization, and meeting project deadlines

Session 3: Sample writing test!

Q&A session, Probable Interview Questions

Participant’s Eligibility

  • Undergraduate degree in Life Sciences, Medical Studies, Pharmacy, or related fields.
  • Healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, and pharmacists.
  • Individuals with a background in journalism or communications focusing on healthcare.

Program Outcomes

  • Gain a competitive edge in the job market with in-demand medical writing skills
  • Enhance critical appraisal abilities to evaluate scientific literature effectively
  • Improve scientific writing proficiency, resulting in clear and impactful communication
  • Master the art of crafting research articles, review articles, and regulatory documents
  • Develop expertise in data presentation and visualization for enhanced scientific communication


Fee Structure

Standard Fee:           INR 4,998           USD 110

Discounted Fee:       INR 2499             USD 55

Batches

Spring
Summer

Autumn
Winter

Certificate

Program Assessment

Certification to this program will be based on the evaluation of following assignment (s)/ examinations:

Exam Weightage
Mid Term Assignments 20 %
Final Online Exam 30 %
Project Report Submission (Includes Mandatory Paper Publication) 50 %

To study the printed/online course material, submit and clear, the mid term assignments, project work/research study (in completion of project work/research study, a final report must be submitted) and the online examination, you are allotted a 1-month period. You will be awarded a certificate, only after successful completion/ and clearance of all the aforesaid assignment(s) and examinations.

Program Deliverables

  • Access to e-LMS
  • Real Time Project for Dissertation
  • Project Guidance
  • Paper Publication Opportunity
  • Self Assessment
  • Final Examination
  • e-Certification
  • e-Marksheet

Future Career Prospects

  • Medical Writer
  • Health Communications Specialist
  • Digital Content Manager in Healthcare
  • Public Health Educator
  • Medical Journalism
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing Specialist

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