This course is intended for people who are considering a career in medical communication and is designed to introduce students to the profession of medical writing and editing, including the knowledge and skills needed to succeed and the variety of settings in which medical writers and editors work. The goal of this course is to provide a foundation for a career in medical communication. To achieve this goal, the course focuses on readings and exercises to strengthen students’ writing skills with practical application.
By the end of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the various settings within medical writing and editing
- Access educational resources in medical writing and editing
- Identify appropriate word usage in medical writing
- Use appropriate style for medical and scientific documents
- Define various levels of editing
- Discuss ethical issues in medical communication
All reading will be scientific or medical in nature. Specific content to be edited will be exercises from the AMA Manual of Style. Command of the English language and prior knowledge of medical terminology are essential for this course. This course will benefit students who are seeking entry-level positions in the writing and editing of scientific and medical materials.
Note: YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ACCEPTED INTO MEDICAL WRITING PROGRAM TO ENROLL.
Individuals who are interested in the field of medical writing are welcome to enroll in the first course upon completion the prerequisite courses. In order to receive your certificate, you will need to formally apply to the program and complete all of the required coursework with a B-/80% or higher.
Please visit the Medical Writing Certificate page to apply to the certificate program.
Course Number: FPM-40654
Credit: 1.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Medical Writing
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6/26/2023 - 8/6/2023
This course is entirely web-based and to be completed asynchronously between the published course start and end dates. Synchronous attendance is NOT required.
You will have access to your online course on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
No information available at this time.
6/26/2023 - 8/6/2023
You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Healthcare & Behavioral Sciences department at 858-534-9262 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about when this course will be offered again.