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Advanced PG Diploma in Clinical Research &
Medical Writing

Medical Writing Training Singapore | Medical Writing Courses Singapore | Online Medical Writing

Medical Writing Training in Singapore | Medical Writing Courses in Singapore | Online Medical Writing Training

Medical writing is a rapidly evolving discipline that comprises of writing documents related to the pharmaceutical industry especially the drug development phases and in general related to the medical fraternity. There are two general areas in which medical writers can specialize within the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, namely regulatory writing and marketing material writing also known as medico-marketing writing.

Medical writing plays a vital role in all the stages of product development and has a high impact on the success rate of all new products, inventions and devices.

A CenterWatch market research analysis back in 2008 stated that the market for medical writing has improved in size with a rate of around 15% each year for the last five years. It now reaches nearly $700 million. This rise is closely linked to the rising demand for outsourcing of writing related work, improved on by the different drug sponsors looking to meet various regulatory requirements, and also the need to convert clinical study data into written manuscripts for publishing in authoritative scientific and medical sources.

Medical Writers are primarily employed by the pharma-biotech and clinical research industry, medical communications companies, healthcare organizations, media houses, content development service providers, online health portals, or may work as freelance writers. The growth of pharmaceutical companies, full service CROs, early phase CROs, SMOs, and other related companies with highly specialized services has naturally increased the demand for medical writers.

The James Lind Institute is committed to develop aspiring professionals in the clinical research industry, and to provide them with all the vital and up-to-date knowledge and expertise.

The APGDCR-MW, or Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research and Medical Writing provides you with an in-depth understanding of all primary areas of clinical research and medical writing, and it aims to improve upon your skills and knowledge, which is a required for clinical research professionals and medical writers. The program imparts rigorous medical writing training.

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 clinical research professionals.

Upon program completion students are provided paid freelance writing opportunities or unpaid internships to get started in their career and to help gain some industry experience.

Program duration

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

All individuals participating in the program Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research & Medical Writing (APGDCR-MW) 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 Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research & Medical Writing (APGDCR-MW) 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 APGDCR-MW 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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