Medicines Adherence Free Online Course by King’s College London Free Online Course

King's College London

King’s College London is offering free online course on Medicines Adherence: Understanding and Changing Patient Behavior. This course is designed for healthcare professionals with a role or interest in initiating and supporting positive medicines-taking behaviour change in patients.

This course has been designed by psychologists and clinicians at King’s College London for people interested in medicines adherence. This course will start on October 2, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 2 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Medicines Adherence
Institution: King’s College London and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on October 2, 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 dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society. King’s is ranked in the top 20 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2013), The Sunday Times ‘University of the Year 2010/11’ and the fourth oldest in England.

About This Course

Using evidenced-and theory-based techniques, you will deepen your awareness and understanding of current practical and theoretical issues around medicines adherence.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply a framework to better understand the drivers of medicines non-adherence
  • Apply techniques to effectively support behavior change in medicines taking behavior
  • Reflect on how to implement these techniques in clinical practice


This course is designed for healthcare professionals with a role or interest in initiating and supporting positive medicines-taking behavior change in patients.


Vivian Auyeung

Vivian Auyeung is a Lecturer in Medicines Use in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London.

Lyndsay Hughes

Lyndsay Hughes is a psychologist specializing in health at King’s College London. My research focuses on the adjustment to and self-management of long-term conditions with a focus on treatment adherence.

John Weinman

John Weinman is a Professor of Psychology as applied to Medicines, in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science at King’s College London.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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