While medical cannabis is an effective treatment option for many patients, it’s considered an unapproved good on the TGA’s schedule of drugs. This course is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the skills, knowledge and confidence to navigate the TGA’s Special Access Scheme (SAS) and apply to prescribe medical cannabis to suitable individual patients on a case by case basis using the SAS-B pathway.
We’ll also delve into the broader legal and ethical considerations of prescribing medical cannabis as a treatment option, including risk-mitigation strategies so you can start prescribing medical cannabis to your eligible patients as soon as possible.
On completion of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Define unapproved good
- Describe different pathways for accessing and prescribing unapproved goods
- Explain the differences and correct use of the SAS and Authorised prescriber pathways
- Apply to prescribe medical cannabis for individual patients using the SAS-B pathway
- Explain the legal and ethical considerations, and risk-mitigation strategies when prescribing medical cannabis via the SAS-B pathway
Table of contents
MEDICAL CANNABIS FUNDAMENTALS:
The Essential Guide to Prescribing for Doctors
In this program, you will master the foundational aspects critical to effective and safe prescribing of medical cannabis. You will develop a practical understanding of the endocannabinoid system, essential to initiating, monitoring, and titrating cannabinoid medicines within the regulatory framework in Australia.
INTERMEDIATE PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL CANNABIS
Clinical Case Studies
Dive deep into real-world medical cannabis scenarios and treatment outcomes through a detailed analysis
Medical Cannabis Fundamentals