The Write Path

Introduction to Medical Writing in Pharma

What is medical writing? What does a medical writer do? What should I know to become a medical writer?

These are all questions that may be going through your mind as you take your first steps in the medical writing world. This introductory course will let you in on the (often) secret world of medical writing and lay the foundations for understanding the role of a medical writer, the pharmaceutical industry and clinical trials.
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Course overview

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the role of medical writers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare settings
  • Describe the pharmaceutical industry and the lifecycle of a pharmaceutical product
  • Understand and compare different types of clinical trial and study design
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Who's it for?
This course is for anyone who is curious about medical writing, whether you are a new graduate or thinking about a career change. It is most relevant for those with an undergraduate degree in the sciences or an equivalent discipline. 
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What's included?
  • Pre-recorded expert instructor videos
  • Writing tasks based on real agency briefs
  • Knowledge checkpoints throughout the module
  • A final multiple-choice assessment
  • A printable module summary and workbook
  • Certification upon completion

Course content

Introduction to medical writing

Get a brief introduction into medical writing and the role of medical writers

Introduction to the pharmaceutical industry

Find out about the pharmaceutical industry, drug development and product lifecycle

Introduction to clinical studies and regulation in drug development

Learn about how to communicate data and the role of regulation in drug development

The role of the medical writer

Find out about where medical writers work and key attributes medical writers need to succeed

Meet your course leader

Dr Caroline Bradley

Caroline is a Principal Medical Writer with a vast background including a post-doc in industry, lecturing, teaching and med comms. She fuses expertise in medical writing and teaching to head up the Monster Academy, while empowering medical writers to foster a growth mindset.
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Our team

The Monster Academy team are expert medical writers with more than 100 years combined experience in the field. Whether its clinical studies, promotional tools or patient support materials, they've seen it all and they're ready to share their tips with you!

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