Medical Communications eLearning Certificate Program
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DIA’s Medical Communications Certificate Program covers topics that any medical and scientific communications professional needs to know. The online program includes nine self-paced modules that can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Modules do not have to be taken in one sitting; users can start/stop at any time and begin where they left off. Users will have one year to complete the modules and continuing education credits are offered. The modules can be purchased individually or save 20% today by purchasing all nine modules*.
Get a refresher on the principles of managing a crisis. The module focuses on how to define the various types of crises and the methods to manage them, as well as provides you with a brief background on drug-recall terminology, definitions, and regulations.
- Crisis communications
- Crisis management
- Drug-recall terms and regulations
Get an overview of the utility and application of computerized database management systems used by medical communications departments and pharmaceutical companies.
- Medical communications
- Computerized database management
- Computerized database design
Effectively evaluate scientific literature so you can identify and provide relevant and reliable information to medical professionals regarding the use of a particular drug. The module will help you evaluate research on a drug to determine the applicability and reliability of the research information.
- Scientific literature evaluation
- Medical communications
- Drug research analysis
This module is designed to help you effectively search for medical literature in order to satisfy requests for information from all stakeholders including consumers, health care professionals, and internal colleagues.
- Medical literature search
- Commercial and government databases use
- Copyright basics
This module is designed to introduce you to fielding questions, retrieving information, and delivering responses verbally in the pharmaceutical industry. While much of this information is general, it provides common understanding of terminology, as well as approaches to providing medical information with great customer service.
- Handling consumers’ concerns by phone
- Understanding the needs of the customer
- Evaluating the sources of information available when preparing a response
- Learning best methods of record-keeping
- Knowing which situations call for a written or spoken response
This module is designed to familiarize industry-based drug information specialists with the preparation
of written responses to specific drug information questions.
- Industry regulatory guidelines
- Editing and writing abstracts
- Principles of concise writing
This module is designed to familiarize you with the components and structure of the prescription drug label and the medication guide, plus all pertinent regulatory and legal requirements with which you must comply. This module also provides historical background and perspective on the events that have culminated in current food and drug laws.
- FDA regulation of drugs
- Prescription drug labels
- Medication guide structure and use
Understand the FDA’s jurisdiction over the dissemination of information about drug products and the governing regulations and guidance documents.
- Law enforcement and prescription drugs
- Prescription drug advertising
- FDA role in drug approval and labeling
Statistics for Medical Communications Professionals
This module is designed to help medical communications and other pharmaceutical
industry professionals evaluate statistical data in medical literature. You will learn how to apply
statistical concepts when evaluating literature, identify strengths and weaknesses in study design, and
detect potential bias in the presentation of statistics.
The goal of this module is NOT to turn you into a statistician. It places less emphasis on how to
perform specific statistical tests and more emphasis on understanding what you are reading when
you are evaluating medical literature. The module aims to make you comfortable with the language of
statistics so you can ask questions and discuss issues with your statistician colleagues.
- Evaluation of statistical data in medical literature
- Detection of bias in the presentation of statistics
- Assessing the strengths and weaknesses in study designs
* Purchase all nine modules in one transaction and receive 20% off the purchase price.
DIA offers discounted rates to companies that are interested in purchasing eLearning modules for 10+ users! Users will be able to complete the modules on the DIA Learning Management System (LMS) or companies can choose to license the modules to host on their LMS. Licensed modules can be tailored to meet your needs. To request a proposal for multiple users contact Katie.Hill@diahome.org.