University of Basel - European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine (ECPM)

Scientific Medical Writing (Online)

Practical Information

Commencing Date:
Basel Switzerland

Teaching Methodology:
2 Day(s)
Credits :
Short courses (CPD): 1 ECTS

Non European Fees:
800 CHF
Scholarship Possibilities:

Course Contact

Annette Mollet

+41 61 267 19 52


Office Link

University of Basel - European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine (ECPM)

University Accreditation: Yes

Centre of Excellence



Brush up your scientific and medical writing skills. Learn how to structure scientific papers and reports and write a clear and informative scientific text. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the strategic scientific and medical writing field and offers hands-on training in writing and analyzing scientific texts.

This course will cover:

  • What is the correct strategic approach to writing successful documents
  • How to convey a message to the target audience
  • How to produce high-quality documents
  • What are the requirements to reach a successful outcome
  • Ethics of scientific writing
  • Practical work with multiple exercise


By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Know key elements of good medical and scientific writing
  • Critically appraise texts and identify elements of poor writing
  • Convert some examples of poor writing to good scientific writing
  • Reproduce the most important aspects of good medical and scientific writing
  • Improve own texts

IMI Standards

  • A predefined set of teaching objectives, leading to defined learning outcomes
  • Assessment of the students' achievement in accordance with the agreed learning outcomes of the training offered
  • A system for collecting, assessing and addressing feedback from learners, teachers, technical / administrative staff and programme / course / module managers
  • Availability of appropriate and regularly reviewed reference material (e.g. published articles, links, book chapters, scripts, etc)
  • Defined and transparent admission criteria
  • Quality assurance of teaching staff
  • Regular review of the QA/QC process and demonstration that the training is further developed in light of this review
  • The facilities, infrastructure, leadership and competences available for the support of student learning
  • University accreditation OR a system for approving, monitoring and reviewing the training offered