Doctor's Guide to TGA Approved Medicinal Cannabis Indications

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  • Claim 4 CPD Hours 
  • 5 hours 9 min of video on demand
  • 67 lessons
  • Statement of attendance

Learning outcomes

Explain the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the endocannabinoid system of the human body

Evaluate the clinical indications, contraindications, and side effects of cannabinoid-based medicines in General Practice

Differentiate appropriate cannabinoid-based treatment approaches, dosing strategies and titration protocols

Design appropriate patient management plan aligned with the current evidence-based research and the TGA legislation

Explain the TGA patient access pathways, and the process for prescribing the medicinal cannabis

Claim 4 CPD Hours

Medihuanna is a CPD approved education provider, and this activity has been approved by the RACGP (Activity ID: 414210). 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 Activity: 4.0 hours

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Course Description

This RACGP approved course is an introductory guide for medical practitioners on prescribing cannabinoid-based medicines. It covers approved clinical indications in Australia such as chronic pain, palliative care, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and CINV, based on TGA guidance documents. The course also teaches best practices for patient management, prescribing processes, current legislation, and adhering to TGA requirements to ensure high standards of patient care. Upon completion, you will receive a statement of attendance which you can use to become an authorised prescriber.


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Dr. Teresa Towpik

Medihuanna Founder

This course is designed for:

General Practitioners

Medical Doctors

Specialist Doctors

Course curriculum

1 Introduction
2 Understanding medicinal cannabis and the current landscape in Australia
3 Section 1: The Cannabis Plant ( 7 min)
4 Section 2: The Endocannabinoid System ( 14 min)
5 Section 3: Pharmacology and Phytocannabinoids ( 32 min)
6 Section 4: Clinical Indications (1 hour 8 min)
7 Section 5: Adverse Effects and Potential Drug Interactions of Cannabis ( 23 min)
8 Section 6: Treatment Considerations ( 30 min)
9 Section 7: Dosing & Titration ( 30 min)
10 Section 8: Patient Management and Monitoring ( 20 min)
11 Section 9: Patient Access ( 20 min)
12 Section 10: TGA Application Process ( 10 min)

Course details

Earn 4 RACGP CPD Hours

CPD allocation uploaded to the RACGP upon completion of activity

Statement of Attendance available to become an Authorised Prescriber

2 hours 56 min of video on demand

60 lessons

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