TGA Guidance for Medicinal Cannabis Clinical Indications

This course equips Healthcare Professionals with knowledge on medicinal cannabis as per TGA Guidance Documents, covering its use in chronic pain, palliative care, CINV, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy. Learn to make informed decisions on prescribing cannabis-based medicines.

About the course

This course is designed to provide Healthcare Professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the clinical indications for medicinal cannabis based on the TGA Guidance Documents. The course delves into its role in managing chronic pain, palliative care, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy. By incorporating the latest evidence and clinical guidelines, this course aims to equip healthcare providers with the knowledge to make informed decisions on prescribing cannabis-based medicines.

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:

Interpret and apply current clinical guidelines in the management of conditions like chronic pain, palliative care, CINV, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy using medicinal cannabis.

Gain an understanding of the pharmacological mechanisms through which medicinal cannabis acts as an analgesic, antiemetic, and anticonvulsant, among other roles.

Evaluate current trends in the prescribing of medicinal cannabis in Australia, enabling you to better align your practice with prevailing clinical and legal norms.

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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: 651070). 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: Chronic Pain (20 min)
Section 2: Palliative Care (13 min)
Section 3: CINV (12 min)
Section 4: Multiple Sclerosis (11 min)
Section 5: Epilepsy (12 min)
Section 6: Future Trends

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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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