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The courses in the certificate program are designed to accommodate and interest students with diverse academic background and career interests. Students may enroll into the program in fall, spring, or summer.
Our cannabis courses are taught by faculty members who are recognized as national experts and leaders in the cannabis field. All cannabis courses are online and mostly asynchronous.
CMD 503 Pathology Potentially Responsive to Cannabis
This course will review the current knowledge base of pathology and pathophysiology for disease states and symptoms for which the endocannabinoid system and its components may have a biologically plausible role. The discussion will include primarily neurologic, psychiatric and behavioral, gastrointestinal and hepatic, gynecologic, musculoskeletal, hematologic, and oncologic conditions, as well as overlapping and blended diagnoses.
CMD 504 Conventional & Cannabinoid Therapy of Disease
This course will review the current knowledge base of conventional treatment for disease states and symptoms for which cannabinoids may have a biologically plausible role. The course will also cover the use of cannabinoids in the stated conditions. The discussion will include neurologic, psychiatric and behavioral, gastrointestinal and hepatic, gynecologic, musculoskeletal, hematologic, and oncologic conditions, as well as overlapping and blended diagnoses.
CMD 505 Health Implications of Medicinal Cannabis
The purpose of this course is to review potential adverse effects of cannabinoids that may be related to route of exposure/administration, drug-drug interactions, individual physiology, and other factors that require full exploration if students are eventually to advise patients on how best to use available cannabinoid therapy safely. The course will take a systems-based approach, characterizing effects on function in the areas of sensorimotor, cognition and affect, hepatic and cardiovascular, to name a few.