Substitute Courses

Students completing two modules that contain "common courses" must adhere to the Common Course Policy.  If more than 1.0 common course exists, any additional common course must be replaced by a "substitute course". 

Select the module(s) below to see a list of pre-approved substitute courses that can replace additional common courses for modules offered by that department. Note that:

  • a course cannot be used as a modular course AND again as a substitute course

  • a full course, e.g., Physiology 2130 or Phys Pharm 2000, can be mentally split into two half courses.
    If two substitute half courses are required and this course is an acceptable substitute course for both modules, then this full course can be used as the substitute half courses for two modules. Alternatively, this full course can be mentally split into two half courses and only one half of it is used as a substitute course.

Modules in Biochemistry

  • Chemistry 2211A/B, Chemistry 2214A/B, 2374A, 2384B (Chemistry 2214A/B is antirequisite to both 2374A and 2384B).
  • Biochemistry 3380G, 3385B, 3386B, 3390B, 3392G, any 4000-level course in Biochemistry
  • Biology 2290F/G, 2382A/B

Modules in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Modules in IMS

  • Any basic medical science course in the 2000-4000-level range from the following basic medical science subject areas: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Medical Bioinformatics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, One Health, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiology and Pharmacology

  • Special permission will not be granted to substitute a course outside the basic medical science subject areas

Modules in Medical Biophysics

  • Applied Mathematics 2811B, 2813B, 3615A/B
  • Biology 2244A/B or Statistics 2244A/B
  • Calculus 2502A/B or 2302A/B, 2503A/B or 2303A/B
  • Chemistry 2213A/B, 2214A/B, 2223B, 2374A, 2384B
  • any Medical Biophysics course at the 3000-level or above
  • Physics 2101A/B, 2102A/B, 2110A/B, 2600A/B, 2900E

Modules in Medical Cell Biology

  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 2200B, 3200A, 3329B, 3700G, 4000-level courses in Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry 3385B, 3386B, 4450A, 4463G
  • Biology 2290F/G, 2471A, 2581B, 2601A/B, 3326F/G, 3338A, 3593B
  • Chemistry 2223B or 2283G
  • Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B, 3100A, 3300B
  • Epidemiology 2200A/B
  • Pathology 3500
  • Pharmacology 3620
  • Physiology 2130, 3120, 3140A, 4600A/B, 4680A/B, 4730B
  • Physiology and Pharmacology 2000, 3000E
  • Former courses:  Biochemistry 4430B, 4445F, 4465A, Biology 2672A/B

Major and Minor in Medical Sciences

  • Any course at the 2000- or 3000-level from the following basic medical science subject areas: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Medical Bioinformatics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, One Health, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiology and Pharmacology

  • Special permission will not be granted to substitute a course outside the basic medical science subject areas

Modules in Microbiology and Immunology

  • Biology and Chemistry courses numbered 2200 and above (including either Biology or Statistics 2244A/B)
  • Any basic medical science course in the 2000-4000-level range from the following basic medical science subject areas: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Medical Bioinformatics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, One Health, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, or Physiology and Pharmacology

Honors Specialization in Neuroscience

  • any additional half course from one of the pick-lists in the module
  • students may contact Dr. Jessica Grahn if they wish to request permission for a different subsitute course

Modules in One Health

  • Any additional course from the pick-list(s) in a One Health module
  • Any course in the 2000-4000 range from the following basic medical science subject areas: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Medical Bioinformatics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiology and Pharmacology.
  • Biology 2581A/B, 2290F/G, Chemistry 2223B or 2283G

Modules in Pathology

  • Any course in the 2000-4000 range from the following basic medical science subject areas: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Medical Bioinformatics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, One Health, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiology and Pharmacology.
  • Biology 2581A/B, 2290F/G, Chemistry 2223B or 2283G

Modules in Pharmacology, Physiology, and Physiology and Pharmacology

  • Biology and Chemistry courses numbered 2200 and above
    • either Biology or Statistics 2244A/B can be used as a substitute course for the Major in Pharmacology
  • Basic medical science courses at the 2000-level or above from any of the following basic medical science subject areas: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Medical Bioinformatics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, One Health, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiology and Pharmacology.