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:
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
Any Diploma holder/ Life Science graduate / B.Pharm / M pharm / MSc / or passed outs of Clinical Research degree or diploma courses are also eligible for the course. Working professionals of any of the following industry types Drugs manufacturing , Medical Device, Ayurveda, Pharmaceutical Industry Regulation, Clinical Research, Homeopathic or Ayurveda Medicine Manufacturing, Cosmetic Manufacturing, Biotechnology or any related industry are highly encouraged to apply for the programme.
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 programme run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are strictly scheduled depending on the availability of speakers. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.
A one-time fees (lump sum paid at beginning of the course) of Rs 23,000 /- (800 USD for oversees students) is mandatory. This covers for the course registration fees, tuition fees, course material fees etc. Apart from this, an examination fee of Rs 450/- (USD 20) per module needs to be paid later as per the examination notification of the Institute.10% of fee concession is applicable to applicants belonging to SC/ST and economically weaker sections.
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 be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Writing by IGMPI. This programme is approved by Quality Council of India (QCI), Government of India. 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.
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 pharmaceutical, healthcare and food giants like Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Aurobindo Pharma, Glenmark Generics, Cipla, Wockhardt, Pfizer, Abbott, Medtronic, Foster Corporation, Ipca Laboratories, Calyx, Mother Dairy, Bliss GVS Pharma, Al Rawabi, Almarai, Green Pastures, Accenture, Wipro, Fortis Clinical Research, Quintiles, SeQuent, PepsiCo India, Mankind, Beryl Drugs, CFTRI, Ciron, Sun Pharmaceutical, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Biocon, Apollo Hospitals, etc.
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.
Mr Vinod Arora, Principal Advisor, IGMPI
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