Writing is vital in clinical research, from contacting patients and doctors and explaining about the studies, through to communicating the results.
This could be anything from simple emails and patient narratives to the complexity of protocols, study reports, or publications, and all must be clear, accurate, easily readable and appropriate to the reader.
This course will help you to improve the clarity of your writing and adapt it to an audience, as well as looking at reviewing your own and others’ written work and giving constructive feedback.
The course will involve a variety of exercises, and you will go home with examples of what to do (and what not to do), and hints and tips that you can apply to your next project.
By the end of this course, you will be able to...
Everyone can write a sentence- what more do I need to know?
Why effective written communication is important
What makes writing effective? And readable.
Developing a clear style and avoiding clutter
Avoiding common errors – what you might not have learned at school
Thinking about your target audience
Planning and structure – a beginning, a middle and an end
Types of writing
Articles and papers
CVs and bios
Getting started – the blank page
Reviewing your own and other peoples written work
Providing constructive feedback