Online course


When patients and healthcare professionals engage together in healthcare, the use of medicines is better tailored to each patients’ needs and preferences. It is therefore of importance that healthcare professionals and health policy makers understand the patient perspective on medicines use and know how to integrate this perspective into healthcare.

What and when?

We offer courses on the patient perspective on medicines use, and how to further explore this. Course participants will get an understanding of patients’ lives with medicines and will learn how (and try themselves) to conduct a small study.

We offer two learning options:

  • Option 1. The fundamentals of the patient perspective on medicines use.

    4-week online course starting on September 28, 2020.
    Registration from September 14.

  • Option 2. The fundamentals of the use of interview methods to explore patients’ perspectives on medicines use.

    8 weeks online and blended learning course starting September 28, 2020, and including

        • 4 weeks online course starting  September 28, 2020;
        • 4 weeks advanced online course starting October 26, 2020;
        • 3-day online face-to-face webinar being held November 23, 25, and 27, 2020.

    Registration until September 21: send an e-mail titled “Patient perspectives online course” with your name to Johanne Mølby Hansen.

For whom?

Both courses are developed for professionals who can influence patients’ use of medicines, and who wish to improve their awareness of patients’ perspectives. Course participants can be: 

  • Anyone who makes decisions about medicines which have an impact on patients
  • Anyone who is willing to implement and make a change (e.g. in quality and development work, policies and guidelines)

Organisers and teachers

The courses are organized in collaboration with researchers from the University of Oslo, University of Groningen, and Trinity College Dublin.

Further information

For individual inquires please contact the course coordinators Ramune Jacobsen or Johanne Mølby Hansen


The development of the courses is supported by EIT Health.

EIT Health is supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union