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In Canvas, a course shell is where assignments, events, files, and grades are stored for a course during a semester or the duration of the course.

Modules: The curriculum for the first two years of medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine is an integrated curriculum consisting of organ-system-based modules lasting two to six weeks.  Disipline-based courses are integrated within these modules.  Each module and each course is placed into a single Canvas based course shell.

One example is the Phase II Cardiovascular Module which combines material from Medical Pharmacology, Mechanisms of Diseases, Clinical Diagnosis, Intro to Infectious Diseases, and Foundations in Medicine.

Course shells for modules contain all of the relevant materials for that module, along with the calendar for the module.

Students receive individual grades for each of the different discipline courses.  Course shells for courses contain assignments and grades relevant to individual courses over the duration of the course.

What to do in Canvas: To see the calendar for the Modules and Courses in Canvas, they must be enabled.  Please be aware that Canvas only allows for up to 10 calendars to show at a time so it is important to ensure that the current module and the primary courses are selected.


T1 Course Shells

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Medical Genetics
  • Histology
  • Physiology
  • Foundations in Medicine I
  • Immunology

T1 Module Shells

  • Concepts in Cellular Structure and Biomechanics
  • Musculoskeletal Module
  • Cardiovascular Module
  • Pulmonary Module
  • Renal Module
  • Gastro-Intestinal Module
  • Endo/Repro Module
  • Inflamation Module
  • Basic Infectious Disease Module
  • Neoplasia Module
T2 Course Shells

  • Mechanisms of Disease
  • Intro to Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Diagnosis
  • Foundations in Medicine II

T2 Module Shells

  • Cardiovascular Module
  • Renal Module
  • Pulmonary Module
  • GI/Liver Module
  • Endo/Repro Module
  • Brain and Behavior Module