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The Complete Guide to Medical Writing

The Complete Guide to Medical Writing

Edited by Mark C. Stuart



Explains how to get published, how to write for a particular audience and looks at the various publishing processes.

Published1st Apr, 2007
Dimensions234 x 156 mm
Page count512


Effectively presenting and communicating information for any medical document is paramount. It is essential that medical information is presented clearly and accurately so that it can be interpreted, validated and used safely.

The Complete Guide to Medical Writing is an introductory book that covers all aspects of scientific and medical documentation from the regulatory domain to the advertising arena. It covers fundamental principles of good writing techniques and provides tips on how to write different kinds of document. Sections include:

  • medical writing essentials
  • reviews and reports
  • medical journalism and mass media
  • medical writing in education
  • medical writing for medical professionals
  • medical publishing

• Style for Accurate and Readable Medical Writing
• Writing in Plain English
• Referencing
• Writing a Research Report
• Reviews
• Medical Case Reports
• Conference Posters
• Writing an Editorial
• Writing a Letter to the Editor
• Writing for Magazines and Newspapers
• Writing Press Releases
• Advertisements
• Writing Examination and Assessment Papers
• Presentation Materials
• Writing a Thesis
• Writing Medicines Information for Healthcare Professionals
• Writing and Implementing Procedures
• Writing Marketing Authorisation Applications for Medicinal Products
• Medical Media and the Law
• Writing and Editing Books
• Writing for the Internet
• Getting Published

Appendix 1. Common Medical Abbreviations
Appendix 2. Measurements
Appendix 3. Normal Values for Common Laboratory Tests
Appendix 4. Proof Correction Marks
Appendix 5. A to Z of Medical Terms in Plain English:


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