New knowledge and information is constantly being added to the field of science and medicine by an ever-increasing number of research studies, growing clinical experience, and new ideas.
All this information needs to be effectively communicated to different audiences, e.g. the physicians/scientists and other healthcare professionals, patients and consumers and drug regulators.
Scientific writing is the discipline of writing scientific documents by qualified “scientific or medical writers”.
The writing process requires an understanding of medical concepts and terminology, knowledge of relevant guidelines as regards the structure and contents of specific documents, and good writing skills.
The writers also need to be familiar with searching literature, understanding and presenting research data, document review process, and editing and publishing requirements.
The importance of good medical and scientific writing cannot be ignored as science depends on clear and accurate reporting. Otherwise meticulous research can appear flawed if it is poorly presented
Who is the target audience?
Physicians/scientists and other healthcare professionals, patients and consumers and drug regulators.
What am I going to get from this course?
This course has been designed to introduce the scientific research publication with the aim of:
- Understanding the importance of scientific writing and its contribution to the scientific community.
- Being able to define the different parts of a scientific paper.
- Acquiring knowledge about medical writing and the scientific publishing process.
- Developing critical thinking and scientific know-how.
Dr. M. Moubarak
A physiologist, Doctorate in physiology and health
Dr. M. Moubarak is a physiologist,
holding a Doctorate in physiology and health from the university of
Poitiers-France. He has both academic and research experience with
undergraduates and graduates in France and Lebanon. He taught courses to
students across majors including but not limited to biomedical engineering,
sports sciences, life sciences, and paramedical sciences.
Dr. Moubarak is a published scholar
whose work was appeared in indexed journals. He has also delivered several
academic presentations at multiple international scientific conferences. In
addition, he has served as a medical writing trainer at Clinacademy, a regional
clinical research firm, catering to a multinational audience.