John Patrick University and affiliates join with United Patients Group
The John Patrick University of Health and Applied Sciences (JPU), an accredited innovative institution catering to the working medical professional; and its affiliates, The Institute of Cannabinoid Medicine (TIOCM), providing advocacy, clinical education, and scientific research to support the field of cannabinoid medical sciences; The Academy of Integrative Health (AILM), providing educational and professional development content to expand health and well-being: partner with the United Patients Group, the leading authority on the use of medical cannabis and other natural medicines, to help patients reach their health goals, and together are providing the didactic foundation to support patient care providers with the education and training needed to aid patients with the use of cannabis and cannabinoids as medical therapy, in the treatment of disease and symptom relief through the MS in Integrative & Functional Medicine with a Concentration in Cannabinoid Medical Sciences.
JPU’s progressive approach to education provides students with the opportunities, resources, and tools they need to reach their fullest potential both in education and professional discipline. This union is a continuation of our promise to continually expand the resources available to our students to ensure the highest quality education in the field of Integrative and Functional Medicine.
“I am very pleased to be working with United Patients Group as they recognize the significance of the rapidly growing disciplines in oncology, imaging, personalized medicine, and cannabinoid sciences,” said Brent Murphy, President of John Patrick University. “JPU is excited to bring this innovative knowledge to our students where they can learn from leaders in the field while maintaining the virtual experience for which JPU is renowned,” said Murphy.
JPU, TIOCM, and AILM’s alliance with United Patients Group comes in response to an increased need for a better qualified health care provider with a diverse skill set to combat the challenges presented by a rising Global chronic disease epidemic.
“As education has been the foundation of United Patients Group, I am honored in being part of JPU’s team in furthering the reach and science of this plant,” said United Patents Group Founder John Malanca. “This MS in Integrative & Functional Medicine with a Concentration in Cannabinoid Medical Sciences program is just an added offering in their already successful toolbox of courses in Radiology, Imaging, Physics, Integrative and Functional medicine, as well as Oncology,” said Malanca.
The MS in Integrative & Functional Medicine with a Concentration in Cannabinoid Medical Sciences program is designed for students who are interested in a career in the medical cannabis industry, whether in a clinical, scientific, or policy role.
The program provides education in the following areas:
- Basic science (pharmacology, chemistry, and medical cannabis delivery systems)
- Clinical uses (pathophysiology, assessment, and management of conditions that may be treated by medical cannabis)
- Adverse effects and public health considerations
- Federal and state laws and policies
The partners are exploring a variety of other opportunities involving additional program options for physicians including professional certificates and graduate course offerings in oncology, culinary medicine, health sciences, cannabinoid protocols, CBD health, and learning resources to help patients make the most informed decisions about their health.