Post Graduate Diploma/Professional Diploma in Medical Writing


The programme 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 programme 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 programme 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 programme. IGMPI makes available this medical writing programme as an online programme and thus the benefits it entails within are numerous. Like:

  • 1. Comprehensive information, clearly targeting the medical writing industry;
  • 2. Well-structured programme, 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 programme make the study material, lectures, online database, examination preparation modules as well as assessment papers easily accessible;
  • 4. online tools make the programme self-paced and online exams make things easier and less complicated for the participants;

Programmme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Medical Writing

  • Introduction to Medical Writing
  • Introduction to Clinical Research Industry
  • Difference between Clinical Research and Clinical Trials
  • Need of Medical Writers
  • Module 2: Competency Model for Medical Writers

  • Skills needed to be a medical writer
  • Scientific Communication Strategy
  • Work functions, critical behaviors, & activities
  • Outsourcing, alliance partner, & client management
  • Module 3: Medical Terminologies

  • General Medical Terminologies
  • Common prefix and suffix used in medicine
  • Clinical Research terminologies
  • Clinical Research Abbreviations
  • Module 4: Content research, writing techniques and reference styles

  • PubMed
  • MedlinePlus
  • EMBase
  • Mendeley
  • Module 5: Basics of Biostatistics

  • Fundamentals of Biostatistics
  • Data Collection & Processing
  • Sampling techniques
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Normal Distribution
  • Module 6: Scientific Writing

  • Abstract
  • Literature review
  • Original research
  • Case reports
  • Module 7: Medical Writing for Clinical Research Industry

  • Designing Protocols
  • Consent Documents
  • CRFs
  • Safety reporting
  • CSR
  • Module 8: Ethics and Ethical Guidelines for Clinical Trials and Good Clinical Practices (GCP)

  • Evolution of Ethics in Clinical Trials
  • ICH Guidelines
  • ICH GCP E6 R3
  • ICMR Guidelines
  • History of Unethical Practices in Clinical Research
  • Module 9: Clinical Trials -Latest updates (New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules 2019 and new amendments)

  • ICH-GCP_E6 R3
  • NDCT Rules: 2019 & its Amendment (2023)
  • Recent CDSCO Notices
  • NABH Ethics Committee Standards, etc.)
  • Module 10: Regulatory Writing (IND, NDA, ANDA, BLA, PMA)

  • Investigational New Drug Application
  • New Drug Application
  • Abbreviated New Drug Application
  • Biologics License Application
  • Premarket approval
  • Module 11: Dossier preparation in CTD Format, eCTD Submissions

  • Introduction to CTD and e-CTD
  • CTD on Quality
  • CTD on Efficacy
  • CTD on Safety
  • Module 12: Standardization templates for regulatory submissions

  • ICH
  • CORE Reference
  • HL7
  • TransCelerate
  • CTFG
  • Module 13: Medico Marketing

  • Deliverables in Medico marketing
  • Product Marketing
  • Campaign design
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Module 14: Digital Medical Writing

  • Medical Blogs
  • Advertisements
  • Freelancing
  • Health Promotional Content
  • Module 15: Achieving Flow and Cohesiveness

  • The Importance of Cohesion in Medical Writing
  • Techniques for Improving Cohesion at the Sentence and paragraph level
  • Creating Logical Flow in scientific articles
  • Template creation
  • Module 16: Managing the Review Process (Quality Control Check/Proof Reading Concept)

  • Proof reading
  • Compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Template and SOP adhesion
  • Good Documentation practices
  • Module 17: Plagiarism and Copyright

  • Ethical and legal issues in medical writing
  • Common tips for avoiding plagiarism
  • Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Module 18: Industry Based Case Studies


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

    Programme Duration

    The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Professional Diploma).


    The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme 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 programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will receive a certificate of Post Graduate Diploma/Professional Diploma in Medical Writing, IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules, Online Classes (Online mode) or face-to-face classes (Regular mode), elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments would be provided by the Institute. 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 its participants. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprised of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting the employability of our participants and encouraging the concerned Human Resources department and Hiring Managers to recruit/hire our participants for their vacant positions. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing & interview skills.

    In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global healthcare like HCL Technologies, Syneos Health, Tata Consultancy Services, Parexel, Novartis, Labcorp, Indegene, Cognizant Technology Solutions, IQVIA, Quintiles Research (India) Private Limited, UDG Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Company, Sanofi, Novo Nordisk, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Accenture, Baxter International, Unichem Laboratories Limited, etc. The IGMPI’s Corporate Resource Division actively recommends our students and training participants for various job requirements and specialized roles to Human Resource, Talent Acquisition as well as the heads of various departments in Pharmaceutical, Healthcare industries on regular basis.

    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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