Introduction to Medical Writing [LLS01]

Course highlights

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Start date


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Course days

Five separate days, 3 sets of dates available


EUR Language & Training Centre


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL



Detailed information about this course:


This course is designed to help you become aware of what it is that makes texts work, and it will help you apply this knowledge in practice. During the course you will be working on the different sections of your own research paper. You will also receive feedback from your peers and instructor. By the end, you will have a draft which you can use to develop your research paper further.

There are 3 sets of dates available for this course. Additionally, all groups at once will follow two sessions on 13 June and 15 June, by Professor Arfan Ikram.

Group A

  • Mon 23 Jan
  • Thu 26 Jan
  • Mon 30 Jan
  • Thu 2 Feb
  • Mon 6 Feb

Group B

  • Tue 7 Mar
  • Thu 9 Mar
  • Tue 14 Mar
  • Thu 16 Mar
  • Tue 21 Mar

Group C

  • Mon 8 May
  • Thu 11 May
  • Mon 15 May
  • Mon 22 May
  • Fri 26 May


Our three main objectives are:

  • to understand the role of each section of a medical research paper as part of a greater narrative;
  • to critically evaluate the medical writing of others;
  • to write accessible research papers, focusing on style, cohesion, flow, and narrative.

To achieve these aims, we will combine theory, exercises, analysis of authentic publications, peer feedback, and writing practice.

Participant profile

This course is part of the MSc programme in Health Sciences (70 ECTS) and is therefore only open to students of this programme. Other Erasmus MC PhD students interested in this course might find a suitable alternative in the PhD-course on Biomedical Writing [PHDCO-005].


Attendance, Assignment(s)

Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE: This does not apply to the fee of the research master programmes (120 EC points)

No fees are charged for  Erasmus MC PhD candidates, provided they have an account in Hora Finita, the Erasmus University PhD registration system.

In case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation policy applies based on the full course fee.


25% reduction for all (international) PhD candidates without formal appointment at Erasmus MC

Upon receipt of your application you will receive a request to upload proof of enrollment as a PhD candidate.