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Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Scientific Writing and
Medical Journalism

Scientific Writing Training Courses in Singapore | Medical Journalism Diploma Courses in Singapore

Scientific Writing Training Courses in Singapore | Medical Journalism Diploma Courses in Singapore

There have been tremendous innovations and transformations in both science and technology, and many believe that what is fiction today, will be reality tomorrow. Scientific writing and medical journalism are interdisciplinary fields, and are mainly tasked with reducing the gap between the scientific community and the general public. They help the audience understand various scientific phenomena in a simple language and provide them with news and updates related to medicine, new innovations and any breakthrough research. This type of writing is different from other types, because it relies heavily on medical / scientific knowledge and facts.

A scientific writing and medical journalism career is definitely interesting, and it offers a wide range of opportunities for employment. Those who find interest in medicine and healthcare, and feel the urge to write about such topics will find this to be a fascinating career opportunity. There are two ends of the spectrum, one that involves simple tasks such as proofreading, and the other where you have challenging work such as grant writing, writing medical books, and other scientific documents.

The Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Scientific Writing and Medical Journalism aims to provide students with good understanding of all skills required to articulate complex, scientific material to both professionals and to the general public. During this program the students will learn all objectives of this profession, its application in the media, and will develop important writing and journalistic skills. The focus is on the practical sides of journalism, learning and writing, which aims to provide new writers with all the expertise they need to work in the industry.

program curriculum

Towards the end of the program mock exercises and role plays may be conducted for relevant topics that guide students about handling on-job situations commonly faced by scientific writers and medical journalists. Participants may also be provided opportunities to write for various healthcare portals / websites.

Program duration

Self Paced 6 - 8 months (Maximum duration 24 months)

All individuals participating in the program Advanced PG Diploma in Scientific Writing & Medical Journalism (APGDSW-MJ) are required to invest about 15 hours every week in their online studies.

Program Assessment

Participants are assessed via an ongoing evaluation approach by the faculty. There is no single final completion exam. Participants are assessed based on the following:

Completion of online Multiple Choice Question tests for every lesson studied and ongoing submission of project work for each module.

The minimum eligibility criteria for the Advanced PG Diploma in Scientific Writing & Medical Journalism would include either of the following:

  • Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc

  • Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, DDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS etc

  • Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Any degree in Chemistry / Biostatistics / Bioinformatics

  • Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health.

  • Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses may also apply.

  • If you do not possess the qualifications mentioned above you may still be eligible to apply based on any prior relevant work experience and upon recommendation of your line manager. Please contact our admission team / counsellor for more information.

Program Fee

JLI has been globally acknowledged for its determination to provide economical yet high quality training programs to aspirants. You may use our Online Program Fee Calculator below to determine the tuition fee applicable to you for the current academic year.

Should your country not be available in the calculator or should you not be able to figure out the tuition fee that applies to you for this online training program please send an email enquiry to or contact the online chat support available on this website.

To know more regarding the application procedure please click here.

Program Support

Each participant enrolled in APGDSW-MJ is in close contact with a mentor throughout the program. The mentor is an industry expert working in a senior leadership position. The mentor can be approached at any time via email or phone. Participants can also communicate with peers and faculty via their study accounts to discuss any topic or question.

Upon completion of the program students are provided placement guidance and support for career development via the “Student Success Team (SST)”. To know more about the SST, please click here.

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