- How to ask insightful questions about the safety of cannabis and CBD products
- Creation of concise evidence-based infographics on cannabis and CBD
- Evaluating the strengths and weakness of research papers on cannabis and CBD
- Communicating evidence based information on risks and benefits of cannabis and CBD
- Legality of cannabis
- CBD and THC
- Public Health
- History of cannabis
- cannabis and health
- Chronic Pain Management
- mood and anxiety disorders
Medical Cannabis: The Health Effects of THC and CBD Specialization
Learn About the Health Effects of Cannabis and CBD. As a patient or health care provider, you will learn about the risks and benefits of different types of cannabis and CBD products and will learn how to use cannabis in ways that minimize the risks and maximize any potential benefits.
What you will learn
Learn about the basic pharmacology of cannabis and how cannabinoids effect the body.
Learn about the history of cannabis cultivation and legality.
Learn about the barriers and approaches to cannabis research.
Learn about the epidemiological data on cannabis use in terms of cognition, education, and behavior.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Assignments are experiential in nature and designed to provide students with specific skills regardless of their age or their reasons for taking the specialization (to be an educated patient, continuing education for health care providers, or to obtain a job in the industry). Students will engage with dispensaries, healthcare providers, and/or patients on important questions related to the safety and health effects of cannabis and CBD. For example, students might visit two dispensaries, ask questions about the safety and health effects of products, and compare answers across the dispensaries. Students might also discuss cannabis with their doctor and compare answers. Students will also consolidate learning with the creation of infographics. Creating evidence-based infographics is not only a great learning tool, it also provides a skill that is highly desirable among job applicants in the cannabis industry and in public health and public policy positions.
How the Specialization Works
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Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 4 Courses in this Specialization
History of Medical Cannabis
Cannabis, Mental Health, and Brain Disorders
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