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Overview 

The Medical Writing module is designed to familiarize medical communications professionals with the preparation of written responses to specific drug information questions.

Featured Topics 

  • Industry regulatory guidelines
  • Editing and writing abstracts
  • Principles of concise writing

Who Should Attend 

New medical communications professionals

Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to better perform the following functions:

  • Explain the regulatory guidance that governs industry-generated written responses
  • Describe the anatomy of a complete written response
  • Revise an abstract for accuracy, completeness, grammar, and brevity
  • Write an abstract (< 400 words) of a clinical study in a clear, concise fashion

The module takes an average of 2.0 hours to complete. (Note that this is an average time. People learn at different rates, and they explore resources and examples at different paces.)

Special Offers 

Save 20 percent by purchasing the full Medical Communications eLearning Certificate Program. Get all nine modules for $1,960, a $490.00 savings compared to the total cost if each module is purchased separately. Save 15 percent on the purchase of two to eight modules.

Contact Information 

Linda Belmont, DIA
Phone +1.215.293.5818
Linda.Belmont@diahome.org

Technical Requirements 

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Continuing Education 

Drug Information Association has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.

As an IACET Authorized Provider, Drug Information Association offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Drug Information Association is authorized by IACET to offer .2 CEUs for this program.

This module is part of DIA's Medical Communications eLearning Certificate Program. If you complete each module of the certificate program and receive a passing score of 80% on each module exam, you are eligible to receive the DIA Medical Communications Certificate.

Release Date: October 16, 2002
Reviewed and Updated: October 31, 2003
Reviewed and Updated: October 15, 2004
Reviewed and Updated: October 31, 2005
Reviewed and Updated: October 27, 2006
Reviewed and Updated: October 18, 2007
Reviewed and Updated: September 30, 2010
Reviewed and Updated: September 25, 2013
Expiration Date: September 25, 2016*

*Continuing education credit is available to participants who successfully complete the eLearning program before the expiration date. Once the continuing education credit expires, participants may not be able to receive continuing educations credits.

Name Credit Type Max Credits CEU
Medical Writing IACET 2.00 0.200

Disclosure Policy:

It is DIA policy that anyone in a position to control the content of a continuing education activity must disclose to the program audience (1) any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation and/or the educational activity, and (2) discussions of unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or medical devices. Disclosure statements will be included in the course materials.

Statement of Credit:

In order to receive a statement of credit (before the one year purchase expiration date and before the expiration date listed above), please review the entire module, complete the exam and evaluation form. You must receive a passing score of 80% or better to receive a statement of credit. Statements of credit will be mailed within one month of receipt of exam and evaluation form. Please note: If you do not complete the module, pass the module exam, AND complete the evaluation form, you will not receive a statement of credit.

Registration Fees 

Other Fees

Individual
$250.00
Group Discounts

The entire Medical Communications eLearning Certificate Program can be purchased at a 20% discount ($1960), which is a $490 discount from the price if each module were purchased individually. When purchasing modules from the Medical Communications eLearning Certificate Program:

  • 2-8 modules receives a 15% discount on each item
  • 9 modules receives a 20% discount on each item

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