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Advanced PG Diploma in Pharmacovigilance & Medical
Writing

Online Medical Writing Training | Pharmacovigilance Training in Singapore

Medical Writing Training in Singapore| Pharmacovigilance Training in Singapore


Pharmacovigilance is a bedrock system of surveillance of a drug's safety throughout its life-cycle i.e. from clinical trials to the time it stays in the market. The intended purpose is to protect the health of subjects who will consume the drug. Although self-explanatory, the term “pharmacovigilance” means to be 'vigilant' in action & response to any adverse reaction identified for a drug. There are a variety of methods that can be applied to the survey drugs in the market such as, Active Surveillance which involves active-patient follow-up (also called Cohort Event Monitoring), Passive Surveillance that coordinates to receive targeted spontaneous reports, Stimulated Reporting of ADR’s from an array of healthcare set ups, and several others.


Medical writing has turned to be an exciting blockbuster profession that has its core interests in the clinical / pharmaceutical industry. A promising number of novel drugs undergo a scathing process of clinical trials and regulatory submissions for a marketing approval before they can be released in the market. This compels a demand for highly informative and regulatory-compliant documents that health care and scientific experts can effortlessly go through and understand. Most of the medical writers possess a wide array of knowledge in medical science and have an innate talent of writing. In addition, to prevent delays in submissions and approvals, regulatory writers in the clinical scenario are required to understand the regulatory processes and document formats that are accepted and further processed by the regulatory authorities such as FDA, EMA, HSA Singapore etc. James Lind Institute offers structured advanced programs that equip you with the required skills and knowledge in both pharmacovigilance and medical writing enabling you to pursue exciting careers in these domains.



program curriculum

Towards the end of the program mock exercises and role plays may be conducted for relevant topics that guide students about handling on-job situations commonly faced by pharmacovigilance & medical writing professionals.


Program duration


Self Paced 6 - 8 months (Maximum duration 24 months)

All individuals participating in the program Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmacovigilance & Medical Writing (APGDP-MW) are required to invest about 15 hours every week in their online studies


Program Assessment


Participants are assessed via an ongoing evaluation approach by the faculty. There is no single final completion exam. Participants are assessed based on the following:

Completion of online Multiple Choice Question tests for every lesson studied and ongoing submission of project work for each module.



The minimum eligibility criteria for Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Pharmacovigilance & Medical Writing would include either of the following:

  • Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc

  • Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, DDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS,, BUMS etc

  • Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Any degree in Chemistry / Biostatistics / Bioinformatics

  • Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health.

  • Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses may also apply.


  • If you do not possess the qualifications mentioned above you may still be eligible to apply based on any prior relevant work experience and upon recommendation of your line manager. Please contact our admission team / counsellor for more information.


Program Fee


JLI has been globally acknowledged for its determination to provide economical yet high quality training programs to aspirants. You may use our Online Program Fee Calculator below to determine the tuition fee applicable to you for the current academic year.



Should your country not be available in the calculator or should you not be able to figure out the tuition fee that applies to you for this online training program please send an email enquiry to admissions@jli.sg or contact the online chat support available on this website.

To know more regarding the application procedure please click here.


Program Support


Each participant enrolled in APGDP-MW is in close contact with a mentor throughout the program. The mentor is an industry expert working in a senior leadership position. The mentor can be approached at any time via email or phone. Participants can also communicate with peers and faculty via their study accounts to discuss any topic or question.

Upon completion of the program students are provided placement guidance and support for career development via the “Student Success Team (SST)”. To know more about the SST, please click here.



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