Adverse Drug Effects

Monitoring of adverse drug events (ADE), both adverse drug reactions (ADR) and medication errors, is important to ensure safe use of medicines. Organisations with responsibility for collecting information about ADE exist but rely on practitioners to report the event to them. This micro skills course aims to inform trainees about how to recognise ADE and of the need to report them to the most appropriate agency to allow national review of ADE data.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Describe the different types of adverse drug events (ADE);
  2. Recognise adverse drug events (ADE);List the types of reportable adverse drug events (ADE);
  3. Describe the systems for reporting adverse drug reactions (ADR) and medication errors and the importance of reporting;
  4. Describe the roles of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the NHS Improvement in monitoring adverse drug events (ADE)

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.