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Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Scientific Writing and
Medical Journalism

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The term medical writing encompasses scientific writing and medical journalism. Science and technology have undergone staggering transformations in today's world as it is said that today's fiction is tomorrow's reality. Scientific writing and medical journalism, an interdisciplinary field, is geared in large part to bridge the gap between scientific community and the general public by applying knowledge of both science and rhetoric to enhance readers understanding of scientific phenomena. Scientific writing and journalism are different from other types of professional writing because it incorporates good deal of medical knowledge, methods, and terminology from variety of fields.


A career in scientific writing and medical journalism is interesting and offers lucrative and myriad opportunities for employment. For those who find health related topics interesting and have a taste for communication, for them scientific writing and medical journalism can be rewarding and fascinating career path. These fields span a wide range, at one end of spectrum are relatively simple task as poof reading, checking for the accuracy of references, at the other end are the critical and challenging work as grant writing, directing a corporate publication department, designing and managing new periodicals, writing medical books etc.


The Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Scientific Writing and Medical Journalism is designed to provide high level of understanding of core writing and analytical skills which are needed to articulate complex, scientific material to scientist, clinician and public oriented communities. Our modules explain the objectives of scientific writing and medical journalism and its application in media, which help professionals to develop strong grounding in scientific writing skills and journalistic skills. We focus on the practical aspects of journalism, learning and writing which will help professionals to emerge from the course multi-skilled to face the demands of the continually changing industry.


Course Structure

    TOTAL CREDITS: 32

    program curriculum


Course duration

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

A student enrolled for the Professional Diploma in Healthcare & Hospital Management course is expected to study online for a minimum of fifteen hours per week.

Course Assessment

Course assessment involves online multiple choice questions for each lecture, followed by assignments for each study module.


Overall academic performance in the program is measured on a 4 point Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) scale. More information about this is available here: Evaluation System

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum eligibility criteria for the course would be either of the following:

  • MBBS/BHMS/BAMS/BPT/MPT/BDS/BMLT/Bachelor in Naturopathy & Veterinary Science /MD/MS.

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Sciences.

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Life Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology).

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Chemistry/Biostatistics/ Bioinformatics.

  • Graduate or equivalent degree in Nursing/Allied Health.

  • Graduate or equivalent degree in mass communication / journalism

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


  • Candidates without any science background such as graduates in English language or candidates with some work experience in writing / journalism / allied areas may also be eligible for this program. Please check with our counsellors for more information.


Fee Structure

Course fee for all JLI courses is very reasonable. Please use our Course Fee Calculator below to know the course fee applicable to you.



If you are not sure about the fee applicable to you for Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Scientific Writing and Medical Journalism, please send an email to admissions@jli.edu.in or chat with our online counsellor.

For more details about the admission procedure please click here.


Academic Support

Throughout the course, the students can interact with the faculty and other students via the “Online Campus Tutoring Centre” to discuss any coursework related issues.


Each student enrolled for the Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Scientific Writing and Medical Journalism course is assigned a mentor throughout the course who will be a senior professional from the Industry. Students are in close contact with the "Student Success Team" during the course and thereafter as alumni. To know more about the "Student Success Team", click here.




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