Online course in Health & Psychology

Medicines Adherence: Understanding and Changing Patient Behaviour

Initiate and support behaviour change in patients with medicines adherence problems – not taking their medicines as prescribed.

Medicines Adherence: Understanding and Changing Patient Behaviour

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours

Why join the course?

This course has been designed by psychologists and clinicians at King’s College London for people interested in medicines adherence.

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

You will become familiar with the COM-B framework and see examples of behaviour change techniques to promote adherence. Learners from around the world will share best practices and discuss the practical examples shown through simulated clinical consultations.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Application of the COM-B Model to identify the wide range of factors driving medicines non-adherence
  • Behaviour change techniques to initiate and support medicine-taking behaviour
  • Simulated patient-practitioner consultations to illustrate the concepts, tools and techniques covered in this course

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced
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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

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

Who is the course for?

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

Who will you learn with?

Vivian Auyeung

Vivian Auyeung

I am a Lecturer in Medicines Use in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King's College London.

Lyndsay Hughes

Lyndsay Hughes

I am a psychologist specialising 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

I am Professor of Psychology as applied to Medicines, in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science at King's College London.

Who developed the course?

King’s College London, established in 1829 and a founding college of the University of London, is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities, based in the very heart of London.