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191353 - Introduction to Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis

  • : Online

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.

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.

Learning outcomes
  • Develop an understanding of the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis
  • Summarise the process of the endocannabinoid system in action
  • Evaluate the clinical applications of medicinal cannabis in General Practice
  • Differentiate between adverse and therapeutic effects of medicinal cannabis
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the treatment considerations, dosing and titration to ensure patient safety during cannabis treatment
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Integrative medicine
    Delivery
    Title
    191353 - Introduction to Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    3 hours
    Start Date
    22-Feb-2020
    End Date
    31-Dec-2022
    CPD Points
    6 cpd
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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