Medical Cannabis Education Portal for Medical Professionals
A medicinal cannabis education portal for GPs has been launch in Australia.
The portal, Medical Education in Cannabis, or MEDIC, was developed by Hahn Healthcare, and the first module to be released is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
This accreditation means GPs will earn Career Professional Development (CPD) points, required for all medical professionals to ensure ongoing education.
The development of MEDIC was funded by Althea Group, and adds to their existing programmes offering assistance and guidance to medical professionals.
Althea CEO Joshua Fegan said, “We are delighted with the opportunity to deliver such an exciting education portal to Australian doctors. Althea has a mandate to provide high quality, freely accessible and accredited education tailored to the Australian market, and such a commitment cements our position as a leader in the eyes of the medical community.”
The first module, launching on 14 February, is a 1 hour course focusing on the endocannabinoid system and the use of medicinal cannabis to treat chronic non-cancer pain. In the coming months, a further four accredited modules are planned for release in the portal, with each course providing CPD points.
Projects such as this are essential for medicinal cannabis to become a mainstream treatment option, as medical professionals need the tools and education to know what to prescribe, how, and when.
You can visit the MEDIC portal at www.mymedic.org.au.