Courses

HBA 325 - Anatomical/Bio Illustration
This course is intended to develop skills and approaches to design, scientific visualization and illustration not specific to any particular academic background or intended career path. It encourages the development of analytical observational skills and better brain/eye/hand coordination, providing an opportunity to explore the specialist rendering techniques used in scientific illustration. It is open to students with either a science or art background. It includes a historical overview of medical, biological, archaeological, botanical, technical, geological, paleontological, and anatomical illustration, but the focus is on student projects. Grading is an individual basis, rather than against absolute standards, and students are expected to show that their skills have improved during the course by providing evidence of their work in the form of sketchbooks, preparatory studies as well as more finished pieces. This course is offered as both HBA 325 and ARS 355.
Summer (session II), 3 credits
Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 398 - Research Project in Anatomical Sciences
An independent research project under faculty supervision, with emphasis on the principles of experimental design, data collection, evaluation of findings, and reporting of results. The student is expected to prepare a report on the project and be able to discuss his or her work. Open to juniors and seniors. May be repeated.
Fall, 2-4 credits
S/U grading

HBA 399 - Research Project in Anatomical Sciences
An independent research project under faculty supervision, with emphasis on the principles of experimental design, data collection, evaluation of findings, and reporting of results. The student is expected to prepare a report on the project and be able to discuss his or her work. Open to juniors and seniors. May be repeated.
Spring, 2-4 credits
S/U grading

HBA 461 - Regional Human Anatomy for Respiratory Therapists
A lecture and laboratory course that includes dissections of the entire human body. The course is organized in three modules: (1) thorax and abdomen; (2) head and neck, including neuroanatomy; and (3) limbs. It covers regional and conceptual information on the gross anatomy of all organ systems in the human body. There is a lab fee associated with this course.
Summer, 5 credits
Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 540 - Human Anatomy for Physical Therapists
A lecture and laboratory course that includes dissections of the entire human body. The course is organized in three modules: (1) thorax and abdomen, (2) head and neck, including neuroanatomy, and (3) limbs. It covers regional and conceptual information on the gross anatomy of all organ systems in the human body. There is a lab fee associated with this course.
Summer, 5 credits
Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 541 - Evolutionary Anatomy
A lecture and laboratory with emphasis on dissection of the entire human body. Includes functional and comparative anatomy with special emphasis on the musculoskeletal morphology of humans and higher primates. This course is offered as both DPA 541 and HBA 541. There is a lab fee associated with this course.
Fall, 8 credits
Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 542 - Advanced Human Anatomy for Physical Therapists
Regional approach to the gross anatomy of the lower limb for physical therapy graduate students (DPT). The course is presented in conjunction with HYA519, Kinesiology for Physical Therapists. This module will offer an expanded view of the functional anatomy and arthrology of the hip, thigh, leg and foot. Labs will be three hours, one day per week. Enrollment will be limited to DPT students.
Fall, 0 credit
S/U grading

HBA 550 - Vertebrate Evolution
Survey of the fossil record of vertebrate evolution. The course emphasizes the origin, phylogeny, comparative and functional morphology, biogeography, and paleontology of vertebrate animals. Laboratory included. The lectures and laboratories will utilize an extensive collection of comparative anatomical material, fossil casts, and slides.
Spring, alternate years, 4 credits
Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 551 - Phylogenetic Systematics, Biogeography, and Comparative Methods
This course will provide students with a familiarity in the practical application of modern phylogenetic methods and the use of phylogenies in framing evolutionary hypotheses. The course will have both a lecture and laboratory component with lectures including in-class discussions of assigned readings. Lab exercises will be devoted to hands-on experience with available software for phylogenetic and comparative methods. Comparative methods examined will include a focus on historical biogeography as well as ancestral state reconstruction, rates of evolution and diversification, and analysis of adaptation and key innovations.
Spring, 4 credits
Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 560 - Advanced Regional Anatomy for Graduate Students (not enrolled in a healthcare professional program)
A lecture and laboratory course that includes dissections of the entire human body covering regional and conceptual information on the gross anatomy of all organ systems in the human body. In the Fall, this course is presented in conjunction with The Body Course (MED 500A); in the Summer, it is presented in conjunction with Advanced Regional Anatomy for Physical Therapists and for Physician Assistants (HBA 540 and 561). There is a lab fee associated with this course.
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
Fall, Summer, 5 credits

Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 561 - Human Gross Anatomy for Physician Assistants
A lecture and laboratory course that includes dissections of the entire human body. The course is organized in three modules: (1) thorax and abdomen; (2) head and neck, including neuroanatomy; and (3) limbs. It covers regional and conceptual information on the gross anatomy of all organ systems in the human body. There is a lab fee associated with this course.
Summer, 5 credits
Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 564 - Primate Evolution
The taxonomic relationships and evolutionary history of primates as documented by their fossil record and structural and chemical evidence. Emphasis on primates prior to the origin of the human lineage. This course is offered as ANT 564, DPA 564 and HBA 564.
Spring, even years, 4 credits
Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 565 - Human Evolution
A survey of the fossil record of hominid evolution through the Pliocene and Pleistocene with emphasis on the morphological structure and function of locomotor, masticatory, and neural systems. Includes utilization of comparative anatomical material and an extensive cast collection. This course is offered as ANT 565, DPA 565 and HBA 565.
Fall, even years, 4 credits
Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 582 - Comparative Anatomy of Primates
The comparative anatomy of living primates. Laboratory dissection with emphasis on relating structural diversity to behavior and biomechanics. This course is offered as both HBA 582 and DPA 582.
Spring, alternate years, 4 credits
Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 590 - Projects in Anatomical Sciences
Individual research projects on anatomical sciences topics closely supervised by faculty members to be carried out in staff research laboratories.
Fall and Spring, 1-6 credits
S/U grading

HBA 690 - Graduate Seminar
Seminars by graduate students on current literature in the areas of the anatomical sciences.
Fall and Spring, 1 credit
S/U grading

HBA 692 - Advanced Topics in Anatomical Sciences Literature
Tutorial readings in anatomical sciences with periodic conferences, reports and examinations arranged with the instructor.
Fall and Spring, 1-2 credits
S/U grading

HBA 695 - Practicum in Teaching
Practical instruction in the teaching of anatomical sciences carried out under faculty supervision.
1-4 credits
S/U grading

HBA 699 - Dissertation Research on Campus
Original investigation under supervision of thesis adviser and committee.
Fall, Spring and Summer, 1-9 credits
S/U grading

HBA 700 - Dissertation Research off Campus - Domestic
Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy (G5). Major portion of research will take place off-campus, but in the United States and/or U.S. provinces. Please note, Brookhaven National Labs and the Cold Spring Harbor Lab are considered on-campus. All international students must enroll in one of the graduate student insurance plans and should be advised by an International Advisor.
Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-9 credits
S/U grading

HBA 701 - Dissertation Research off Campus - International
Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy (G5). Major portion of research will take place outside of the United States and/or U.S. provinces. Domestic students have the option of the health plan and may also enroll in MEDEX. International students who are in their home country are not covered by mandatory health plan and must contact the Insurance Office for the insurance charge to be removed. International students who are not in their home country are charged for the mandatory health insurance. If they are to be covered by another insurance plan they must file a waiver be second week of classes. The charge will only be removed if other plan is deemed comparable.
Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-9 credits
S/U grading

HBA 800 - Full-Time Summer Research
Full-time laboratory research projects supervised by staff members.
0 credit
S/U grading