Course Modules

We have designed 12 bitesize modules to inform and educate on every aspect a doctor needs to know, in order to successfully consult and prescribe medical cannabis to patients.

Module 1

Introduction & history of cannabis

A brief look back at where cannabis originated from and how it has been used over the years, up to today.

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Module 2

Phytocannabinoids

The cannabis plant has many characteristics, some of which are important to understand for the purpose of how the medicine works.

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Module 3

Endocannabinoid System

The biology of how cannabinoids found inside all of us works has implications for why cannabis could and should be used as a medicine.

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Module 4

How to ingest

A look the various applications and the pros and cons of them all for different symptom management.

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Module 5

Medical uses – neurological indications

There is a plethora of evidence to look at. We have streamlined the data and broken down the use of medical cannabis for a range of neurological indications.

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Module 6

Medical uses – mental health

With many mental health issues becoming epidemic we look closely at where medical cannabis could help and where more needs to be researched.

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Module 7

Medical uses – other important
symptom indications

There is a growing list of research that places medical cannabis at the centre of managing patient health. We look at a general and varied list, with supporting evidence and advice.

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Module 8

Side effects – short term

Like with any medicine including plant based, it is important we recognise the potential for short term effects on patients.

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Module 9

Side effects – long term

This module looks at both the evidence for long term recreational abuse of cannabis, and the potential long term effects of medical cannabis consumption.

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Module 10

Drug interactions

A detailed breakdown of the known interactions of medical cannabis across a plethora of prescribed drugs.

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Module 11

Dosage & prescription

The process of prescribing and the dosage to prescribe are critical to successfully treating patient conditions. In this module you will learn what factors to take into account.

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Module 12

UK regulatory position

The recent UK / Ireland law change has ramifications for doctors everywhere. This module explains the regulatory framework that you must work in.

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