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Activity description

152161 - The Australian Medicinal Cannabis Course

HNECC Limited (T/A Hunter New England Central Coast PHN)

The Australian Medicinal Cannabis Course was developed in 2016 by Associate Professor David Caldicott, in conjunction with the Australian National University and United In Compassion. 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.

Relevance to General Practice

The Australian Medicinal Cannabis Course was developed in 2016 by Dr. David Caldicott, in conjunction with the Australian National University and United In Compassion. It has been designed to address the perceived need of health care practitioners for an evidence based educational package to introduce them to the basics of the endocannabinoid system, and how it can be manipulated for medicinal benefit.
Currently in Australia, there is no education provided at medical undergraduate level on the nature of the endocannabinoid system, it's function, or on cannabinoid medication. This course aims to addresses that deficit, by providing an introduction to the current science, as well as the evidence, and current global practices.
Those who have completed it can be confident that they will be able to make rational decision for their patients based on what they know, rather than on what they don't know.

Learning outcomes

  1. Develop an understanding of the history and basic science of medicinal cannabis, including: o the endocannabinoid system; o the cannabis plant; o the pharmacolo
  2. Develop an understanding of the clinical applications of medicinal cannabis, including o clinical indications and contraindications; o dosing medicinal cannabin
  3. Manage a patient request to use medicinal cannabis, including knowledge about how to obtain authority to prescribe, select and appropriate formulation and dose

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Quality evidence-based resources are critically analysed and utilised

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Professional knowledge and skills are effectively shared with others

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Pain management

Partnering organisations

ACT Health

Activity sponsor

United in Compassion

Session summary

Date

Thursday 21 March 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm

Location

Twin Towns Conference Centre, Tweed Heads

Delivery

Face to face

Hours

6

Attendees

All attendees welcome

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Jenny Pearson
T: 02 6763 9958
E: jpearson@hneccphn.com.au