Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine Certificate

Available through university partners

Cannabis medicine is a rapidly growing sector of the healthcare industry, yet trusted and credible information is hard to come by. For healthcare and retail professionals who want to provide accurate information and advice, this course offers expert, in-depth instruction on the medical properties of cannabis.

This 100% online program will help you feel confident providing product recommendations and assisting clients and patients with treating a variety of ailments and conditions with cannabis. 

Program Details

Duration

24 weeks

Hours

405

Duration

24 weeks

Hours

405

Course Description

Gain a comprehensive understanding of cannabis’ medical properties, human physiology and the metabolic pathways for cannabis, including ethics and law for cannabis healthcare practitioners. You’ll learn about strain selection, dosing and titration, routes and administration, and challenges with drug interaction. 

Upon completion, you’ll be awarded a certificate of completion from your chosen university. Additionally, you’ll gain access to the Employer Network, which includes access to a digital badge to display your credential, as well as membership to the GF Institute, the professional organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of professionalism, credibility, and equity in the cannabis industry. 

Topics Covered

Explore advanced physiological and pharmacological studies. You’ll review complex aspects of the endocannabinoid system and explore the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of cannabinoids and terpenes in the human body. Clinical themes include: autoimmune diseases, pain, mental health, neurodegenerative diseases, geriatrics, and cancer treatment.

What will be covered

  • History of Cannabis as Medicine
  • The Endocannabinoid System & Fundamentals of Cannabis Botany
  • Standard Care in Cannabis Medicine
  • Strain Selection, Dosing, & Titration in Cannabis Medicine
  • Routes and Administration for Cannabis
  • Challenges with Dosing, Routes, & Administration
  • Regulations and Legal Matters for Cannabis Healthcare Professionals
  • Advanced ECS and Phytocannabinoids
  • Advanced Cannabinoids and Terpenes
  • Deciphering Lab Results and Reading Labels
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Autoimmune Diseases, Pain, and Inflammation
  • Mental Health and Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Geriatrics, Addiction, and Cancer

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, you’ll be able to: 

  • Under how cannabis works and what it can help treat as a medicine
  • Identify the various cannabis products, how to evaluate each product, and how to guide each product to patients
  • Manage patient care by guiding patients from initial use to fine tuning an ongoing cannabis therapy

Included Course Modules

An in-depth introduction to cannabis, across history, culture and industry. Topics range from botany to business practices, including Cannabis Law and Policy, FDA regulation, and the many challenges that successful cannabis business face.

 

Gain a comprehensive understanding of cannabis’ medical properties, human physiology and the metabolic pathways for cannabis, including ethics and law for cannabis healthcare practitioners. Partnering with integrated medical centers, you’ll learn about strain selection, dosing and titration, routes and administration, and challenges with drug interaction.

Explore advanced physiological and pharmacological studies. You’ll review complex aspects of the endocannabinoid system and explore the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of cannabinoids and terpenes in the human body. Clinical themes include autoimmune diseases, pain, mental health, neurodegenerative diseases, geriatrics, and cancer treatment.

FAQs

We recommend registering prior to the start date of the course. However, participants may register until Friday morning, after the start date. To register past that date, please contact us to see if we can accommodate your request. 

The cannabis certificates are non-credit, so they are not eligible for federal aid at this time. 

Students should expect to dedicate around 6-8 hours per week to complete coursework in this program.

Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion from the university they choose. 

Testimonials

Designed

For:

  • Healthcare providers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Retail professionals
  • Manufacturers

Purchase

Online

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Upcoming

Start Dates

  • July 5, 2022
  • September 5, 2022
  • November 7, 2022 

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Choose your preferred university and register today.