Appropriate Management of Medicinal Cannabis Patients

Master medicinal cannabis patient care in Australia. Learn assessments, treatment planning, and safety, including drug interactions. Explore access routes like SAS, AP status, and the TGA portal for excellence in this evolving field.

About the course

Learn to effectively manage medicinal cannabis patients, covering drug interactions, patient care, treatment planning, monitoring, safety, and access in Australia. Explore initial assessments, treatment plans, and follow-up consultations. Understand short and long-term effects, contraindications, and potential drug interactions.

Discover access routes, including the Special Access Scheme (SAS), Authorised Prescriber (AP) status, and TGA portal application. Equip yourself to provide excellent care in the evolving field of medicinal cannabis.

Please note this module is included in the online course: Doctors Guide to TGA Approved Medicinal Cannabis Indications.

After this course, you will be able to:

Learn to conduct comprehensive assessments of medicinal cannabis patients, identifying potential drug interactions and contraindications.

Develop tailored treatment strategies based on short and long-term effects, ensuring patient safety and efficacy.

Navigate Australian access pathways, including SAS, AP status, and the TGA portal, to guide patients through the medicinal cannabis journey

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Claim 1 CPD Hours

Medihuanna is a CPD approved education provider, and this activity has been approved by the RACGP (Activity ID: 651084). Upon completing this activity, you will be eligible to claim CPD hours. The activity will include the following CPD allocation which will be uploaded to the RACGP dashboard.

Educational Activities:

1.0 hours


Course Curriculum

Section 1: Patient Management and Monitoring (20 min)
Section 2: Adverse Effects and Potential Drug Interactions of Cannabis (23 min)
Section 3: Patient Access (20 min)
Section 4: TGA Application Process (10 min)

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Co-Founder and Medical Director

Dr. Teresa Towpik

Co-Founder and Medical Director

About the Educator

Dr. Teresa Towpik has been a General Practitioner in Australia since 1993 and an advocate of medicinal cannabis since the law was amended and cannabis was legalized for medicinal use. In 2016 she founded Medihuanna with the goal to educate medical practitioners to safely treat patients with medicinal cannabis. Since then, she has been studying the therapeutic properties of cannabis, how it works, and the potential applications in General Practice, especially in the management of chronic debilitating pain.

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