This fully online, self-paced course is designed to prepare students to engage in graduate-level research and scholarship with a focus on the utilization of resources available at or through MUIH’s Sherman Cohn Library. Modules cover the Association of College and Research Libraries information literacy threshold concepts in higher education. These concepts are: Scholarship as Conversation, Research as Inquiry, Authority is Constructed and Contextual, Information Creation as a Process, Searching as Strategic Exploration, and Information Has Value.
This course identifies balanced research summaries for pharmacological, toxicological, and clinical research on cannabis with attention to different cannabis chemotypes and phytochemicals. Students learn to describe the evidence base for cannabis as a therapeutic intervention for disease and illness and as a tool for promoting health and well-being. They examine evidence and research gaps regarding both benefits and risks of cannabis use, and utilize current evidence to identify safe and effective cannabis-based therapies and inform decision making in case studies.
This course addresses federally legal CBD-dominant cannabis products within the context of a good manufacturing practice (GMP) compliant herbal product dispensary. Students learn best practices in herbal dispensary operations. Grounded in the range of federal and state laws, students learn to use an ethical and legal framework to communicate professionally about cannabis and other medicinal plants, and to help individuals identify preferred products. (Cannabis-specific discussion will focus on federally legal CBD-dominant products. This is a non-experiential course; there is no hands-on work with cannabis as part of this curriculum.)
This course explores the opportunities for combining cannabis with other medicinal plants to optimize cannabis’ benefits and reduce risks. It reviews pharmacological, toxicological and clinical research as well as the traditional use of candidate medicinal plants. Students apply this information to evaluate cannabis-containing herbal products already on the market as well as to design new products. They learn to formulate a cannabis-containing multi-herb blend for a specific purpose and to explain the rationale behind the product. Emphasis is placed on designing CBD-dominant, hemp-based dietary supplements and wellness products. (This is a non-experiential course; there is no hands-on work with cannabis as part of this curriculum.)
This course prepares students to identify and evaluate the authenticity and quality of cannabis raw material from federally legal types of cannabis and other medicinal plants. Students learn how to interpret assays and specification sheets required to produce good manufacturing practice (GMP) compliant products. They also learn how to apply procedures associated with GMP compliant manufacturing and herbal dispensary function to ensure the purity, strength, composition and to prevent adulteration of products. (Cannabis-specific discussion will focus on federally legal CBD-dominant products. This is a non-experiential course; there is no hands-on work with cannabis as part of this curriculum.)