Pharmacists Guide to Medicinal Cannabis - Australia

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  • Earn 4 APC  CPD Points
  • 2 hours 32 min of video on demand
  • 52 lessons
  • 12 months access
  • Statement of attendance

Learning outcomes

Identify the process of the endocannabinoid system in action

Recognise pharmacological details and therapeutic effects of medicinal cannabis

Identify the potential clinical applications of medicinal cannabis in Australia

Identify the acute toxicity and safety ratio of cannabis

Recognise approved treatment considerations, pharmacokinetics, dosing & titration of medicinal cannabis

Course Description

This course will provide you with an unbiased and comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of medicinal cannabis for Pharmacists. You will cover essential concepts such as the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis and practical information about how to dispense it, enabling you to feel confident in patient accessing and dispensing protocols. Earn CPD points today with this easy to digest guide developed by peers.


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Dr. Teresa Towpik

Medihuanna Founder

Course Contributor

Youmeds is a Specialist Pharmacy based in Sydney which focuses on the provision of medications tailored to an individual’s needs. This includes dispensing medicinal cannabis and compounding medications for individual patients, as well as helping patients to access medications via Patient Access and Support Programs. For more information please visit Youmeds
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This course is designed for:


Pharmacy Dispensers

Pharmacy Assistants

Pharmacy Support Staff

Medical Science Liaisons

Earn 4 APC CPD accredited points

This online course has been accredited (#A2203MH1) by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) and members are eligible to claim 2 (Group 1) CPD points, or 4 (Group 2) CPD points following the successful completion of an assessment. It is a requirement of the APC that members who wish to claim these points provide their APC number when applying for this course. Other health professionals may also apply for self-directed CPD points for their particular profession.
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Course curriculum

1 Meet the Instructor ( 1 min)
2 Learning Outcomes & Course Details
3 Section 1: The Endocannabinoid System ( 14 min)
4 Section 2: Pharmacology and Phytocannabinoids ( 18 min)
5 Section 3: Clinical Applications ( 17 min)
6 Section 4: Adverse Effects and Potential Drug Interactions of Cannabis ( 9 min)
7 Section 5: Treatment Considerations ( 23 min)
8 Section 6: Patient Access & Dispensing Protocols ( 21 min)
9 Final Quiz


This educational content has been developed independently and without any influence from sponsors. Dr Towpik is the co-founder and Medical Director of Medihuanna and Steve Robson is a Pharmacists at YouMeds dispensing products from suppliers that sponsor our education.

Course details

Earn 4 APC CPD Points

2 hours 32 min of video on demand

52 lessons

12 months access

Certificate of completion

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