The Australian Medicinal Cannabis Course was first delivered in 2016 by Associate Professor David Caldicott, in conjunction with the Australian National University and United In Compassion (UIC), and is Australia’s oldest Medicinal Cannabis Course, delivered by medical professionals, for medical professionals.
It remains Australia’s only independent medicinal Cannabis Course, declining all funding from the pharmaceutical or cannabis industries. With UIC, it is committed to a ‘patients before profits’ system of medicinal cannabis. It has been designed to provide health care practitioners with an evidence based educational package to introduce them to the basics of the endocannabinoid system, and how it can be manipulated for medicinal benefit.
Now online for the first time, we hope to allow health care practitioners the confidence to know that they are making rational, evidence based decisions for their patients, rather than decisions based on a subject largely unaddressed in any medical curriculum. On completion of this course, it’s possible you will neither be more or less likely to prescribe medicinal for your patients- but you will definitely have the knowledge to support those decisions!
The online format permits the development of multimodal learning platforms, and a variety of media will be rolled out in the coming months. Look out for guest lectures from some of the world’s finest practitioners- coming soon!
Introduction- Why A Course?
The History of Medicinal Cannabis
The Basic Science
The Endocannabinoid System
The Cannabis Plant
The Pharmacology of Cannabinoids
Cannabinoid Drug Delivery and Doses
The Clinical Science
Medicinal Cannabis & Pain
Medical Cannabis & Palliative Care
Medical Cannabis & Seizure Disorders
Medicinal Cannabis & Emerging Clinical Indications
Special Populations- The Young, the Elderly, & Pregnancy
Medicinal Cannabis & Cannabis Use Disorder
International Approaches to Medicinal Cannabis
Medicinal Cannabinoid Mythologies