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Publication Planning and Development


This module covers the management of clinical and scientific publications. It begins with a review of the publication planning process, and walks through steps and considerations for developing publications. It also covers the role of a medical writer in developing clinical and scientific publications. Finally, it describes the guidances that govern the creation of publications.

This module was written with clinical trial publications in mind, as they are most relevant for the Medical Affairs audience for whom the module was written. However, some content is also applicable to scientific and pre-clinical publishing.

This module takes an average of 2 hours to complete.

This eLearning module can be purchased individually or as part of the Medical Affairs eLearning Program (11 modules).


Featured topics

  • Publication planning
  • Process for preparing and developing a publication
  • Role of medical writers
  • Publication guidances

Who should attend?

This program is designed for professionals involved in:

  • Medical Communications
  • Medical Affairs
  • Medical and scientific Publication Planning and Development
  • Scientific and Medical Writing
  • Commercialization and Product Brand Planning Associates

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners should be able to:

  • List and describe the components of a publication plan
  • Outline process steps and considerations for developing a publication for a clinical trial
  • Describe the role of a medical writer in the publication process and differentiate medical writers from ghost writers
  • Identify and explain the role of various guidances that govern medical publications

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