Introduction To Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis


Earn 6 (Category 2) QI&CPD RACGP Accredited Points


Learning Outcomes

Develop good understanding of the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis

Differentiate between adverse and therapeutic effects of medicinal cannabis

Summarise the process of the endocannabinoid system in action

Develop a good understanding of the treatment considerations, dosing & titration to ensure patient safety during cannabis treatment

Identify the clinical applications of medicinal cannabis in General Practice


Enrol In Course
  • Earn 6 (Cat 2) QI&CPD RACGP Points
  • 3 hours of online video
  • 7 lessons
  • 12 months access to content
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Course Description

    This course serves as an introduction to medicinal cannabis for medical practitioners and aims to provide a basic understanding of the therapeutic properties of medicinal cannabis and its potential application in chronic pain management, palliative care, multiple sclerosis, CINV, and epilepsy.

    This course aims to provide medical practitioners with a basic understanding of the endocannabinoid system, pharmacology, mechanisms of action, adverse effects, drug interactions, treatment considerations, dosing, titration and the prescribing process in Australia.

    On completion of this seminar, medical practitioners will access practical case studies developed by Dr. Towpik to help develop the necessary skills to confidently assess and advise patients regarding the suitability of medicinal cannabis based on each individual case.

    This course is designed for: 

    • General Practitioners
    • Health professionals
    • Specialists
    • Allied health practitioners
    • Nurses

    RACGP Category 2 QI&CPD Requirements

    MediHuanna is an accredited provider for the RACGP in the QI&CPD program. This online course has been accredited (Activity no: 138420) and members of the RACGP are eligible to claim 6 (Category 2) QI&CPD points. It is a requirement of the RACGP that members who wish to claim these points provide their RACGP number when applying for this course. Other health professionals may also apply for self-directed CPD point for their particular profession.

    About the Instructor

    Dr. Teresa Towpik

    Chief Medical Officer | MEDIHUANNA

    Dr Towpik is an Australian GP and an advocate of medicinal cannabis. She has been extensively studying the therapeutic properties of cannabis and applying it in her practice with promising results. Her main focus is the management of chronic debilitating pain.

    Cannabis is becoming widely accepted and requested by patients. Now, there is a growing need for doctors to obtain practical skills and knowledge to prescribe it effectively and safely. Recognising this need, Dr Towpik founded MediHuanna, an organisation providing accredited cannabis education for Health Professionals.

    Course Curriculum



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    Introduction To Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis