Introduction to Narrative Writing

This course in narrative writing typically covers the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively communicate adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and other safety-related information in a clear and comprehensive manner in healthcare communication. It aims to equip participants with narrative competence necessary to document and communicate safety information accurately and comprehensively. The narrative writing skill is crucial for maintaining public safety, supporting regulatory compliance, and contributing to the ongoing monitoring of the safety profile of pharmaceutical products.

Course Description

Who should apply?

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

What you will learn in this course

This narrative writing program will help the life science and health science graduates to learn the essential skills and knowledge needed to craft clear, accurate, and comprehensive narratives for adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and other safety-related information in clinical studies or clinical trials.

Structure of Course Delivery

The entire medical writing course will be made available online. It consists of several in-depth lectures delivered by a subject matter expert, appropriately supported by slides, images, and interactive materials where necessary. The delivery has a tremendous degree of versatility. A class may be paused to allow you to take notes and refer to your textbooks (not provided). If you already know a certain part of the lecture, you can rewind it to hear it again or skip a slide or two. You are free to go back over a section at a later time if you need to review it before your assessment. You are free to take the topics in this narrative medicine course in whatever order you choose, even though our curriculum may prescribe otherwise.


Many of our students felt that the way this narrative writing course is taught has made it easier for them to keep up with the intense lectures in real class— it's like having a TV remote in class to self-pace your teacher.

Visuals in the presentations aid in better comprehension by making topics easier to learn... and more difficult to forget!


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Dr. Smitha Seshagiri
Academic Mentor

Dr. Smitha Seshagiri has completed her PGDCR from Avigna Clinical Research Institute. She has an experience of 4+ years. She is also a practicing dentist and a wellness coach.

This program will provide the students with an opportunity to work with various MNCs.

Students can get engaged in different profiles like

  • Drug Safety Coordinator
  • Safety Scientist
  • Drug Safety Associate/Officer
  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
  • Pharmacovigilance Medical Writer
  • Healthcare Communications Specialist
  • Compliance Officer (Pharmacovigilance)


  • Duration 11 hours
  • Chapters 11
  • Skill Level Beginner
  • Language English
  • Instructor Dr Divya Sunil
  • Instructor Ms Amrutha Babu
  • Instructor Dr Smitha Seshagiri