Professional Certificates

William Paterson University’s Cannabis Research Institute has launched two online, self-paced programs in medical cannabis. Content was designed to educate healthcare professionals so they can confidently advise patients and other healthcare providers. Completion of the programs results in a professional certificate.

Medical Cannabis Core Education Program (MCCEP)

Instructional time equivalency: 10 hours

Fees: $499

Course Description: This self-paced program provides core information on Cannabis and Patient Care. It is comprised of six evidence-based modules that provide the necessary knowledge and skills required to respond to inquiries by clients, patients, and other healthcare providers on cannabis legal status, usage, proper assessment, monitoring, and care plan development. 

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Medical Cannabis Advanced Program (MCAP)

Instructional time equivalency: 2 hours

Fees: $149

Prerequisite: Medical Cannabis Core Education Program (MCCEP)

Course Description: This is a self-paced advanced program on Cannabis and Patient Care. Learners are expected to be familiar with the main components of the cannabis plant, the major difference between cannabis constituents, the evidence about the endocannabinoid system, cannabinoid pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, safety, side effects, precautions, contraindications, and potential drug-drug interactions. These modules explore the inter-relationship between cannabinoids and opioids and potential clinical implications on opioid crisis management. It provides knowledge about the potential benefits of cannabinoid acids and the relationship between hemp seed oil and essential fatty acids to the cannabinoids. You will also learn about other plants that produce phytocannabinoids.

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