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Introduction to Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis
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Learning Outcomes

Develop good understanding of the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis

Differentiate between adverse and therapeutic effects of medicinal cannabis

Summarise the process of the endocannabinoid system in action

Develop a good understanding of the treatment considerations, dosing & titration to ensure patient safety during cannabis treatment

Identify the clinical applications of medicinal cannabis in General Practice

Course Details


Enrol In Course
  • Earn 6 RACGP CPD Points
  • 3 hours of online video
  • 7 lessons
  • 12 months access to content
  • Certificate of attendance
  • RACGP CPD Accredited Online Course

    Earn 6 RACGP CPD Points


    MediHuanna is an accredited provider for the RACGP in the CPD program. This online has been accredited (Activity no: 191353) and members of the RACGP are eligible to claim 6 CPD points. It is a requirement of the RACGP that members who wish to claim these points provide their RACGP number when applying for this course. Other health professionals may also apply for self-directed CPD point for their particular profession.

    Course Description

    This course serves as an introduction to medicinal cannabis for medical practitioners. Developed using the latest evidence, combined with Dr Towpik’s experience and patient case studies from her clinical practice. This online course aims to provide learners with a basic understanding of the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis and its potential application in chronic pain management, palliative care, multiple sclerosis, CINV, and epilepsy.

    Course participants will develop a better understanding of endocannabinoid system, pharmacology, mechanisms of action, adverse effects, drug interactions, treatment considerations, dosing, titration and the prescribing process in Australia.

    This course is designed for: 

    • General Practitioners
    • Health professionals
    • Specialists
    • Allied health practitioners
    • Nurses

    Relevance to General Practice

    Medicinal Cannabis is emerging as a significant therapeutic medicine in the treatment of many medical conditions, there is increased interest among patients and there is a growing need for professionally developed training that equips medical doctors with practical skills to appropriately manage patient demand, enquires and uphold the highest standard of care during treatment. Since 2016, Australia has seen significant changes in regulations that has substantially increased the number of patients being prescribed medicinal cannabis to treat a variety of medical conditions. The changing legal sphere and increasing public demand add new challenges for GPs who need to be aware of the legislative requirements and access schemes in Australia. Therefore, it is vital GPs are formally educated and trained to ensure standards of care are upheld and patients are appropriately assessed when considering medicinal cannabis treatment.

    Course Curriculum



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