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Effective Medical Writing in English

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Language and Writing
Code:
LWF21
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
This workshop is for both native and non-native speakers of English who would like to write more clearly in English. Participants should have some experience of writing about scientific or medical topics.
Objective:
Medical writers worldwide need to convey scientific knowledge in technical documents, peer-reviewed publications or patient communications in clear, concise English in an increasingly time-pressed environment. Yet, many writers lack the skills to write English clearly, concisely and with the appropriate language and style. This workshop will provide specific writing tools and techniques that writers can apply to their writing to make their texts more precise and easy-to-read. After this workshop, participants will be more confident and better equipped to write more effectively in English.
Content:
The first part of this workshop will focus on precise word choice, sentence structure and tenses in medical writing. Participants will learn how to structure strong sentences in English and use specific techniques to self-correct their writing. The second part of the workshop will show how these language elements can be used to tell a story using concise and clearly constructed paragraphs and sections. Using guidelines and templates to facilitate story structures will also be discussed. Participants will be encouraged to participate actively in the workshop and will have the opportunity to practice the techniques learned.