Medical Writing


Communication skills

Target group

PhD students in a scientific discipline (eg, biological, veterinary, pharmaceutical, medical sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology) at any stage of completion with an interest in writing and clinical studies.


EMTEX is an independent and compact company that offers professional medical writing and related services all around the world to the pharmaceutical (human & veterinary), biotech, medical device and other industries, CROs and academic institutions. We have a long track record in supporting our customers with dedicated services. Writing documents and presenting data in a clear and well-structured manner is our core competence.

The majority of EMTEX employees have a PhD in a scientific discipline and a passion for writing.  Our well qualified teachers are also ambassadors of our own Emtex Academy.   Which is offering worldwide professional courses in medical writing and related services.


This course includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to drug development (different phases, key documents, guidelines, and regulations)
  • Introduction to medical writing
  • Clinical study protocol writing
  • Clinical study report writing
  • Lean writing (including a test)
  • Inclusive writing
  • Experienced Word training (tips and tricks)


The main objectives of this course are:

  • to learn what medical writing is, and its importance in drug development
  • to gain insight into 2 key documents: the clinical study protocol and clinical study report
  • to understand the principles of lean writing and inclusive writing, learn some Word tips and tricks, and how to apply them in (clinical) documents including scientific articles and PhD thesis

Time and Venue

Date Time Venue
30 November 2023 09:00-17:30

Leslokaal 0.1, Multimediazaal, Campus Sterre, S9

    Registration fee

    Free of charge for members of the Doctoral Schools of Ghent University. The no show policy applies.

    Registration procedure

    Follow this link to subscribe to the registration or waiting list.

    Number of participants

    Maximum 18



    Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

    100% attendance, active participation

    After successful participation, the Doctoral Schools will add this course to your curriculum of the Doctoral Training Programme in Oasis. Please note that this takes up to one to two months after completion of the course.