Introduction to Medical Writing

This is an in-depth online course providing a comprehensive introduction to the work of medical writers.

Online Course - special offer only £225 (normally £345)

Offer extended to 30th September

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Pay by Instalments x 6

Pay by 6 instalments of £37.50 (total £225).

Subjects covered include: understanding the work of medical writers; core writing and editing skills; medical journalism; working with clinical study reports; requirements of regulatory writing; preparing patient information leaflets; ethical issues; medical education; working successfully as a freelance; marketing your services; building a portfolio.

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In addition, the course will show you how to:

  • assess your target audience and develop documents to meet their needs
  • choose the appropriate style and tone for the topic and reader
  • design an effective document layout, according to industry requirements
  • use diagrams, tables, charts and other graphical tools effectively
  • follow a style guide
  • proofread and edit your work
  • use sentence and paragraph structure to give your writing clarity and impact
  • improve the readability of your documents.

The course includes over 200 pages of information delivered straight to your inbox, and full tutorial support. The course is divided into 6 easy-to-follow study modules, and includes approximately 60 hours of study time. There are 6 tutor-marked assignments during the course, so you can begin to put your new skills into practice right away!

All of our tutors are experienced professional writers. You can contact your tutor at any time by email and speak directly to a member of your support team between 9am - 9pm each day by instant chat. (UK time.) 

Please note that to work successfully as a medical writer you normally require a background in healthcare or biological sciences, a good basis of knowledge and excellent research skills. Many medical writers will have a degree in a related subject area, although increasingly people with a journalistic background are also carving out successful careers in this area. If you would like further advice please contact us before you enrol.

Book this course now and begin studying today! Once you enrol, your first module and your tutor contact details will be delivered to your inbox within 2 hours!

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Course Outline

Module 1 - Core Writing Skills - sentence structure, paragraph structure, plain English, writing to communicate, your target reader; your reasons for taking the course and goals for the course; explore different types of medical writing; plan and structure effective documents.

Module 2 - Ready to Write – effective research; harnessing the power of research tools; using and working to readability tests; writing opportunities in mainstream magazines and newspapers; plan, structure and write an effective feature article; analysing the readers of potential markets and working to their needs.

Module 3 - Manuals and Reports - write clear, comprehensive reports; produce focused, effective reports suitable for your target readers; create longer pieces such as manuals; create effective patient communications; patient information leaflets (PILs); creating scientific papers for peer-reviewed journals.

Module 4 - Editing and Proofreading - explore the document review process; understand different types and levels of editing; develop proofreading skills; learn and use editing and proofreading symbols, following guidelines from British Standard BS 5261.

Module 5 - SOPs and Regulatory Documents - prepare Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents; understand the process of preparing regulatory documents for pharmaceuticals; explore the process of planning, writing and submitting regulatory documents.

Module 6 - Writing for the Web – moving patient information and advice online; benefits and challenges; requirements of effective web writing; learn how websites and web pages are structured; the role of medical writers in creating online content.


  • Level 2 CPD Certificate in Medical Writing.

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Online courses are delivered in a .pdf format directly to your email inbox. you can save them to your computer for future reference or print off if you prefer.

Online Course - special offer only £225 (normally £345)

Offer extended to 30th September

Enrol via Paypal

Pay by Instalments x 6

Pay by 6 instalments of £37.50 (total £225).

Add Printed Notes

Your course material is delivered in a .pdf format directly to your inbox. You can then save the modules to your computer, so you can study when offline. You can also print your course material off if you wish.

If you prefer, you can order a printed copy of the course notes from EGS. These are despatched in large, A4 binders and delivered by courier. The cost is £60 including courier fees.

You will be offered the option to purchase a printed copy of the course notes after enrolment, but you can order them at any time during your course. This offer is only available to students currently enrolled on the course and located in the UK.

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