Course Grading Policy
Graduate students who receive a grade of less than 70% in any course will be assigned a failing letter grade (FZ). This includes enrollment in non-graduate courses (e.g., Arts and Science courses) for which numerical grades are normally assigned and holds whether the course is taken for credit or not.
Purpose of Graduate Courses
Completion of graduate course requirements is an essential part of ensuring that you have a working knowledge of the fundamentals in your chosen discipline, are adequately specialized in your field, and have a broad appreciation of modern health sciences.
Courses fall in two main categories:
Research courses are related to your thesis topic and include generalized courses or specialized courses (see below) that provide knowledge and methodologies that complement your research.
Enrichment courses are designed to expand and enrich your knowledge base beyond your particular field of study. Many provide practical skills ideal for career development, such as teaching, finance, management, languages. Usually these are not counted as part of your minimum degree requirement. Examples include THE5000H – Teaching in High Education, and courses offered by the Institute of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Finance and Management courses.
How to find a graduate course
Course selection is made by you in consultation with your supervisor, thesis committee, and, if necessary, the Graduate Coordinators. Consideration should be given to the your long-term career objectives and the standards of competency in the field.
In addition to IMS course offerings, you may take courses in other graduate units and collaborative programs. These can be searched at the UofT Portal. Here is a list of cognate units: