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Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Writing [Twelve months programme approved by Quality Council of India (QCI), Govt of India]

The course is meant for all those keen on being a part of Medical writing industry, so all graduates, post graduates and even working professionals can apply for the course and affirm a strong position in the industry. The field might sound lucrative for non-medical background personnel as well but should have passion to write. Even retired doctors™ have been seen showing interest in the field and could opt for the course to get better accustomed with the tools used.

Writing skills get better with practice and so does medical writing. The zeal to explore varied fragments of the industry and availability to do research on new techniques, treatment methods and other progresses in the healthcare industry suffice to keep the medical writer winning in the industry. It is not at a monotonous industry or work type. Regular research work about progresses in the industry is a must and thus adventurous nature would suit a medical writer.

All the technical aspects of medical writing are made clear during the course. IGMPI makes available this medical writing course as an e-course and thus the benefits it entails within are numerous. Like:

  • 1. Comprehensive information, clearly targeting the medical writing industry;
  • 2. Well-structured course, intelligently put together under guidance of industry experts from same field;
  • 3. Easy to use, browse and explore e-tools woven remarkably well into the course make the study material, lectures, online database, examination preparation modules as well as assessment papers easily accessible;
  • 4. E-tools make the course self-paced and online exams make things easier and less complicated for the participants;

Programmme Structure :

Module 1: Introduction to Medical Writing (Types and Requirements)

Module 2: Writer’s Role -Need or Basis of Medical Writing

Module 3: Tools Used for Medical Writing- Reference, Writing Style and Resources

Module 4: Medical Writing for Clinical Research Industry (Designing and Preparation of Protocols, ICDs, CRFs etc)

Module 5: Writing for Regulatory submissions and Drug Promotion Activities (IND, NDA, BLA, SNDA, ANDA)

Module 6: Dossier preparation in CTD Format, eCTD Submissions

Module 7: Scientific Writing (Manuscript, Abstract writing, review articles)

Module 8: Documents in Medico Marketing

Module 9: Achieving Flow and Cohesiveness

Module 10: Managing the Review Process (Quality Control Check/Proof Reading Concept)

Module 11: Judicial/ Copyright Issues in Medical Writing & Unethical Practice

Module 12: Ethics and Ethical Guidelines for Clinical Trials and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

Module 13 -Clinical Trials -Latest updates: New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019

Module 14: Industry Based Case Studies


Graduation/ B.tech/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.

Programme Duration

The course will be completed over a period of one year which will include the tenure applicable for examinations as well as case study completion.


The registration dates for this bi-annual executive programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Programme Deliverables

A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Examination & Certification

IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the course, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will receive a certificate of Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Writing, IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate course material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading healthcare companies across the globe.

The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global healthcare giants like Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd, Clinexa Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd, Makrocare India, Max Neeman International, Parexel International, IQVIA, Reliance Clinical Research Services Pvt. Ltd, SIRO Clinpharm Pvt Ltd, Veeda Biometrics & Veeda Clinical Research, GSK, Syneos Health, Sanofi. BioQuest Solutions, Novartis, Bioclinica etc.

Future Career Prospects of Medical Writing Training

IGMPI offers placement assistance to its students. The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing placement assistance to its participants. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprising senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintain close links with business industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting employability of our participants. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing while also assisting them to polish their interview & soft skills.

There is a vast scope of medical writing in various types of companies and sectors like in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other healthcare-related companies. A medical writer can work in a medical communications firm and can contribute in the creation of pharmaceutical/healthcare educational programs. In any such company, scientific medical writer can be undertaken for the purpose of preparation of clinical and pre-clinical manuscripts, abstracts, articles, posters, clinical trial reports, and medical education materials. The scientific medical writers also have scope in the biotechnology industry and are responsible for editing and re-writing scientific papers amd granting applications, and for providing education and training to staff in scientific writing and editing.

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