There are no prerequisites for this course
This course takes health care providers through the steps they can take to screen, assess and address cannabis use with their patients. The approaches covered include (but are not limited to) harm reduction, referrals and specialized care. Clinicians practice some of these skills with fictional patients introduced in the course.
This course uses current research to examine the health risks associated with cannabis use and reviews how the endocannabinoid system functions, particularly in relation to cannabis.
The Canadian legal framework for medical and non-medical cannabis is reviewed at the federal and provincial and territorial levels, and the public health concepts that have been implemented are assessed.
A brief overview of medical cannabis use is offered at the end.
This is a self-paced online course. The course is comprised of five modules, and learners have seven weeks to complete the course.
Please note: This course requires you to use an internet browser, but the system does not support Microsoft Internet Explorer. Do not use that to access the course.
Instead, use one of the following:
· Apple Safari
· Google Chrome
· Microsoft Edge
· Mozilla Firefox
For more details, please read the browser and compatibility support page. Thank you
This course is accredited for:
This course was developed in collaboration with the Hamilton Health Sciences
Course start and end dates: January 25 - April 19, 2021
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Please review the cancellation policy
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