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Specialization in Medical Writing

Translate Clinical and Research Data Into Clear Language

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Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Cost: $1,500

Next start date:

September 2023

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About this Program


The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and sizable investments in research and development in pharmaceuticals and medical device technologies are driving the booming demand for medical writers. These skilled professionals use their technical communication expertise to translate clinical and regulatory data into approachable content for their intended audience.

In this one-course specialization, you’ll develop a variety of regulatory documents you can add to your portfolio. You’ll gain experience crafting documents for regulatory submission and become conversant with the regulations and prescribed formats. You’ll also learn how to read, interpret and summarize data from clinical trials. Along the way, you’ll hone your writing skills for a variety of audiences, including regulatory agencies, medical professionals, patients and the public.

Designed For

Technical communication professionals looking to break into the field of medical writing.

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Skills You’ll Gain

  • Regulatory documents  
  • Project management
  • Document preparation
  • Document review
  • Clinical translation
  • Scientific writing
  • Technical writing
  • Medical terminology

Get Real-World Experience

You’ll create the most common regulatory documents medical writers regularly develop to add to your professional portfolio.

Career Stats

61%

Growth in demand for medical writing skills in the U.S. (2020–2022)

148%

Growth in demand for medical writing skills in Washington state (2020–2022)

Source: Lightcast

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Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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