Medical education provider HealthCert Education has launched Australia’s first CPD-accredited and university-reviewed program in medicinal cannabis.

Reviewed by Griffith University, the program is also quality assured by the Australian and New Zealand College of Cannabinoid Practitioners (ANZCCP).

Registration for the online Professional Diploma of Medicinal Cannabis opened in February and aims to provide a best-practice roadmap for GPs on how to manage common conditions with medicinal cannabis, including eligibility, government requirements, products, dosing, and modalities of use.

“Managing the whole person is what we do in general practice, so this approach fits perfectly.”

Course presenter, GP and medical advisor to Little Green Pharma Dr Joe Kosterich said: “International research and experience over 25 years shows a legitimate role for medicinal cannabis in improving the quality of life for patients with a number of conditions.

“Managing the whole person is what we do in general practice, so this approach fits perfectly, but mythology and misconception about cannabis are still prevalent. High-quality education is the key, enabling doctors to understand the role of medicinal cannabis and how to prescribe for and monitor patients.”

Medical practitioners can start their online studies any time and obtain CPD points as well as a Professional Certificate, Advanced Certificate and/or Professional Diploma of Medicinal Cannabis.

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