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The Endocannabinoid System in Health and Disease

Presented by Dr Elisabeth Philipps, PhD 

About this module:

The endocannabinoid system is a major regulatory system in the body, responsible for regulating nearly all our bodily systems and functions. In this foundation module, neuroscientist Dr Elisabeth Philipps presents an overview of the endocannabinoid system, covering its components, distribution and roles including in stress modulation, pain, inflammation, neuroinflammation and more. 

This module is suitable for healthcare practitioners and others with a background in biomedical sciences.
Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the key components of the endocannabinoid system.
  • Explain the role of the endocannabinoid system.
  • Explain why the endocannabinoid system is called a ‘retrograde signalling system’.
  • Explain how the endocannabinoid system is involved in inflammation, pain and neuroinflammation.
  • Explain why diet is important in the functioning of the endocannabinoid system.

Dr Elisabeth Philipps, PhD

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