Essential Medicinal Cannabis Prescriber - New Zealand

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  • Earn 2.5 RNZCGP  CME Points
  • 2 hours 18 min of video on demand
  • 45 lessons
  • 12 months access
  • Statement of attendance

Learning outcomes

Develop an understanding of the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis

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

Explore the treatment landscape in New Zealand including legislation, prescribing, and access to cannabinoid-based medicines

Course Description

This essentials course serves as an introduction to prescribe medicinal cannabis for medical practitioners in clinical setting. 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 New Zealand.


Dr. Teresa Towpik

Medihuanna Founder

This course is designed for:

General Practitioners

Specialists Doctors

Health Professionals

Allied Health Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners

Medical Science Liaisons

Earn 2.5 RNZCGP CME accredited points

The “Essential Medicinal Cannabis Prescriber” e-learning activity, has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 2.5 CME credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

Course curriculum

1 Meet the Instructor ( 1 min)
2 Section 1: The Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System ( 14 min)
3 Section 2: Pharmacology and Phytocannabinoids ( 17 min)
4 Section 3: Clinical Applications ( 20 min)
5 Section 4: Adverse Effects and Potential Drug Interactions of Cannabis ( 9 min)
6 Section 5: Patient Care Treatment Considerations, Dosing & Titration ( 16 min)
7 Section 6: Access to Medicinal Cannabis in New Zealand ( 6 min)

Course details

Earn 2.5 RNZCGP CPD Points

2 hours 18 min of video on demand

45 lessons

12 months access

Certificate of completion

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