Powerful Communication: The Written Word

Hosted at: The Institute of Clinical Research Training Suite

Starts On: May 14, 2019

Finishes: May 14, 2019


CPD Points

The Course

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.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to...

  • Avoid some of the common pitfalls in writing
  • Improve the clarity of your writing
  • Adapt your writing for different audiences and different purposes
  • Reviewing your own written work 
  • Provide constructive feedback to others

Course Outline

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

Fighting jargon

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

Business letters

Patient information


Articles and papers

CVs and bios

Getting started – the blank page


Reviewing your own and other peoples written work

Providing constructive feedback

Course Documentation

We are unable to provide online booking to this course at the moment, if you need to attend this course please contact us at:

Tel: 01628 501701, Email: info@icr-global.org