Pharmacists Guide to Medicinal Cannabis - Australia

An unbiased overview of medicinal cannabis for pharmacists in Australia. Interspersed with practical tips for dispensing, this course takes just 2 hours to complete and will earn you 4 APC CPD Points and a statement of attendance.

About the course

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.

After this course, you will be able to:

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

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Claim 4 CPD Hours

This online course has been accredited 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. The accreditation number is A2203MH1 and the activity expires on 28 February 2024.

Educational Activities:

4.0 hours


Course Curriculum

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