The Medical Cannabis Institute Announces First-Ever Comprehensive Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine Curriculum
Charlottesville, Va. | January 7, 2015 |
The Medical Cannabis Institute announced today the first online, medical cannabis curriculum that presents, in sequential order, a series of 12 courses designed to take a practicing clinician from the basics of the plant, its history and the underlying physiologic (endocannabinoid) system to the pharmacology and clinical practice of medical cannabis (also known as medical marijuana). Mainstream and medical marijuana doctors, nurses and other health professionals will learn about cannabis effects and uses for specific diseases.
The curriculum is provided by the Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC), an educational and scientific society of qualified physicians dedicated to the expansion of knowledge on the medical use of cannabis.
Healthcare professionals can claim up to 12 CME credits (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™), receiving a certificate of competency in clinical cannabinoid medicine upon curriculum completion.
“To date, there have been workshops or seminars on a variety of medical cannabis topics, but this is the first time that clinicians can find a pre-packaged set of courses that takes the clinician from the fundamentals all the way through clinical case study reviews,” said Deborah Malka, MD, PhD, Course Director at SCC.
This all-in-one, eLearning curriculum can also help clinical staff within a hospital or health system attain a consistent, baseline understanding of the science behind medical cannabis – closing an education gap in today’s standard medical training.
The Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine Curriculum can be completed at the learner’s own pace, and comprises:
- History of Cannabis as Medicine
- The Endocannabinoid System
- Cannabis – the Plant, a Phytocannabinoid Medicine
- Pharmacology of Cannabis and Physiologic Effects of Phytocannabinoids
- Delivery and Dosage of Cannabis Medicine
- Clinical Practice (six separate courses on specific conditions and disorders)
- Clinical Case Study Reviews (includes medical cannabis evaluation visit)
Authors include known medical cannabis experts, such as Drs. Donald Abrams, John McPartland, Dustin Sulak, and Jeffrey Hergenrather.
The Medical Cannabis Institute
The Medical Cannabis Institute is an eLearning website with courses to help educate a growing community of healthcare professionals, caregivers, and patients about the science and clinical data behind medical cannabis. Healthcare professionals will learn about everything from the basics of the endocannabinoid system and the importance of patient education to specific medical cannabis treatments for pain, cancer, and other diseases. Find out more at http://www.TheMedicalCannabisInstitute.org
About The Society of Cannabis Clinicians
The Society of Cannabis Clinicians is a 501(c)(3) non profit educational and scientific society of qualified physicians and other professionals dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of cannabis for medical use. Its mission is to unite and educate members of the various medical specialties and allied professionals with this common purpose. http://cannabisclinicians.org