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Medical Cannabis Essentials for Health Professionals

HLTH 1084

This introductory-level course examines the rapidly evolving aspects of medical cannabis use in Canada, and the vital need for healthcare providers to expand their involvement in medical cannabis education for client care. This course is tailored for new and experienced health professionals looking to increase their knowledge on medical cannabis and how it relates to everyday practice. Health professionals that are currently interacting with medical cannabis patients, or are looking to get involved in this growing area of medical focus, will benefit from the program. Health professionals will learn the details of cannabinoids, terpenes, cannabis consumption methods, pharmacokinetic action, and how to effectively select cannabis strains for clients. Health professionals will learn the fundamentals of the endocannabinoid system, and how to analyze a medical cannabis treatment plan including dosing, titration, and identification of client risk factors.

This course will examine the viewpoints of provincial, federal and professional regulatory bodies and associations on medical cannabis. This will include the role of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and the interdisciplinary health professional team. Through their studies, health professionals will develop contextual knowledge that will expand their understanding of medical cannabis as it relates to their role and how to appropriately apply it to client centered care.


Course is designed for regulated health professionals.

Course delivery: This course is delivered online through our interactive online simulcast. You require access to a computer with high-speed internet and camera for the duration of class each day. Prior to the class starting you will receive an email detailing the login instructions.

Upon successful completion (which requires you to fully attend both classes and successfully complete all assigned coursework and quizzes) you will receive a digital badge that can be added to your LinkedIn page, resume, e-portfolio, etc. to demonstrate your focus for ongoing professional development to current and prospective employers.


  • Fall - None required

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Instructor Fee Availability
11167Sat&SunOctober 29, 2022 to October 30, 202210:30 am - 05:30 pm14Distance EducationDavid Boctor$451.94CLOSEDNotify Me