Northern Michigan University presents

Healthcare and Medicine Certificate

Adding cannabis knowledge to your healthcare skillset.

Cannabis medicine is a rapidly growing sector of the healthcare industry, yet trusted and credible information is hard to come by. For healthcare professionals seeking a career in cannabis medicine, or looking to add cannabis expertise to their existing practice, this course offers expert, in-depth instruction on the medical properties of cannabis.

Studying Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine will advance your knowledge and practice of cannabis for healthcare providers and enable you (or allied health professionals) to meaningfully engage in patient needs and support.

Online study makes this course ideal for working professionals or anyone looking to access the most experienced educators and in-depth cannabis coursework available anywhere.

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Full Payment Option

$2,950

Installment Option

$999 x 3

3 Courses

8 weeks each

100% Online

Instructor led, asynchronous

Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine Courses

Cannabis 101: History and Practice Across Industries

An in-depth introduction to cannabis, across history, culture and industry. Topics range from botany to business practices, including Cannabis Law and Policy, FDA regulation, and the many challenges that successful cannabis businesses face. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • History of Cannabis
  • Phytocannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System
  • Agriculture and Cultivation
  • Enterprise
  • Law and Policy
  • Cannabis Medicine and Healthcare
  • Careers in the Cannabis Industry 
Cannabis Medicine and Healthcare I: Essentials of Cannabis Medicine

Gain a comprehensive understanding of cannabis’ medical properties, human physiology and the metabolic pathways for cannabis, including ethics and law for cannabis healthcare practitioners. Partnering with integrated medical centers, you’ll learn about strain selection, dosing and titration, routes and administration, and challenges with drug interaction. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • History of Cannabis as Medicine
  • The Endocannabinoid System and Fundamentals of Cannabis Botany
  • Standard Care in Cannabis Medicine
  • Strain Selection, Dosing, and Titration in Cannabis Medicine
  • Routes and Administration for Cannabis 
  • Challenges with Dosing, Routes, and Administration
  • Regulations and Legal Matters for Cannabis Healthcare Professionals 
Cannabis Medicine and Healthcare II:  Integrated Clinical Practice

Explore advanced physiological and pharmacological studies. You’ll review complex aspects of the endocannabinoid system and explore the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of cannabinoids and terpenes in the human body. Clinical themes include autoimmune diseases, pain, mental health, neurodegenerative diseases, geriatrics, and cancer treatment. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • Advanced ECS and Phytocannabinoids
  • Advanced Cannabinoids and Terpenes
  • Deciphering Lab Results and Reading Labels
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Autoimmune Diseases, Pain, and Inflammation
  • Mental Health and Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Geriatrics, Addiction, and Cancer

Expert Cannabis Educators

Expert Cannabis Educators

Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine features expert instruction and interaction from board-certified physicians, psychiatrists, clinical specialists and pharmacologists with deep understanding of cannabis medicine, in addition to overviews of ethical and regulatory issues from experienced legal practitioners.

The Highest Standards for Online Learning
Our curriculum is developed by a team of instructional design and interactive technology experts, utilizing theory-to-practice teaching methods designed to deliver expert education that can be applied in a real world setting.
Dr. Jose Franceshini
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Distinguished author and lecturer on psychiatry, neurology, and geriatrics. A Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he chairs the Psychiatry Department at Universidad Central del Caribe Escuela de Medicina in Puerto Rico.

Jack McCue, MD
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Acclaimed professor, physician, and author specializing in the uses of medicinal cannabis. He holds degrees from Harvard University and Case Western Reserve University Schools of Medicine.

Dr. Jessica Knox
Co-Founder & CEO of The American Cannabinoid Clinics

Dr. Knox holds medical and business degrees from Harvard University, Tufts University, and the University of San Diego.

Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands

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FULL TIME JOBS

In 2020, legal cannabis already supports almost a quarter of a million jobs, growing faster than any other industry.

Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2020

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INCREASE IN RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA USE

Michigan’s recreational marijuana sales increased by 29% in January 2020.

Source: MLive

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MI TO SPEND $20 MILLION IN MARIJUANA RESEARCH

Michigan has committed to spending $20 million in marijuana tax revenue to support research for marijuana use in healthcare.

Source: MLive

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MARIJUANA SALES EXPECTED TO REACH $1.6 BILLION

Considered a “developing market”, Michigan marijuana sales could reach $1.6 billion annually as the market matures.

Source: MJBizDaily

Your Schedule
Designed using online learning best practices. Perfect for working professionals.
A Portfolio of Work
Develop a portfolio of case studies and projects that you can use to demonstrate your sector-specific cannabis knowledge.
Official University Certificate of Completion
You will earn a certificate of completion from Northern Michigan University.

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