Free Online Course On Medicines Adherence

The King’s College of London makes available Medicines Adherence free online course. The aim of the course is giving you the knowledge that how can healthcare professionals help patients to improve their health through medicines adherence.

The course providing you knowledge of medicines use and approaches that can be used to effectively engage patients in patient-centered consultations about self-managing medicines, techniques, and approaches to better support patient self-management of medicines and effect behavior change.The course will start on 30 Jan 2017.

Course At A Glance

  1. Length: 2 weeks
  2. Effort:   2 Hours pw
  3. Subject:  Medicines Adherence
  4. Institution:  King’s College London
  5. Languages:  English
  6. Price:   Free
  7. Certificate Available: Yes
  8. Session: The course will start on 30 Jan 2017

Providers Details

King’s College London is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities based in the heart of London. King’s is in the second phase of a £1 billion redevelopment program which is transforming its estate. King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research.

King’s is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning, and understanding in the service of society. Over the past 180 years, King’s has made an extraordinary contribution to modern life, particularly in the areas of humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing, and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs.


This course is designed for healthcare professionals, but will also be helpful for those with an academic or personal interest in medicines adherence.

About This Course

  • Since April 2014 over 15,000 learners have registered on this course from across the world. There has been a rich multidisciplinary range of healthcare professionals, including primary and secondary care pharmacists, doctors, nurses, and dentists, alongside patients and cares. The language of the course is English.
  • Medication adherence usually refers to whether patients take their medications as prescribed (eg, twice daily), as well as whether they continue to take a prescribed medication. To date, measurement of patient medication adherence and use of interventions to improve adherence are rare in routine clinical practice.

How to Join This Course

  • You can register yourself through the given link to join this free on-line course:
  • Use the hashtag#FLadherence to join and contribute to social media conversations about this course.

Why Take This Course

  • Advantage: What you learn throughout the course you can apply those techniques and approaches to better support patient self-management of medicines and effect behavior change. Learners will have developed their understanding, and reflected upon their own clinical practice and consultation skills.
  • Certificate: To be eligible to buy a Certificate of Achievement, you must mark over 90% of course steps as complete and attempt all test questions, achieving a score of over 70%.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will gain these skills

  • Identify patients who may be having problems with their medicines
  • Employ strategies to support these patients with the use of their medicines.
  • The learning materials have been designed to take approximately 1-2 hours per week to complete.


  • John Weinman: He is Professor of Psychology as applied to Medicines.
  • Graham Davies:  He is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.
  • Vivian Auyeung: she is Lecturer in Medicines Use.
  • Natasha Khan: She is Senior Research Fellow.

Suggested Reading

No prior knowledge is required.


  • By the end of this two-week course, learners will have developed their understanding, and reflected upon their own clinical practice and consultation skills.
  • The British Council are currently promoting UK higher education to more than 35 countries, You need to be a resident in one of these countries while doing the course, If you need your Certificate shipped to another country, you will need to pay the full cost of the Certificate.

Detailed Information

For more information about the course, you can check the given link:

Pin It on Pinterest