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Courses

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.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Fall, 8 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 550 - Vertebrate Evolution
A lecture and laboratory course that includes a detailed survey of vertebrate diversity and evolution as well as dissections of vertebrate species selected by the students.
Prerequisite: Previous course in human or vertebrate anatomy and permission of instructor.
Spring, even years, 4 credits, 
 Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 551 - Phylogenetic Systematics, Biogeography, and Comparative Methods
A lecture and laboratory course that includes a instruction on theory and practical application of phylogenetic, biogeographic, and comparative methods.
Spring, odd years, 4 credits,
Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 563 - Aspects of Animal Mechanics
An introduction to biomechanics. Covers freebody mechanics and kinetics as applied to vertebrate locomotion. Considers the structure and physiology of muscle as it relates to adaptations of the musculoskeletal system. This course is offered as both HBA 563 and DPA 563.
Prerequisites: Introductory physics and biology or permission of instructor.
Spring, odd years, 2 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 neutral systems. Includes utilization of comparative anatomical material and extensive cast and slide collections. This course is offered as ANT 565, DPA 565 and HBA 565.
Fall, even years, 4 credits
Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 566 - Studies in Functional Morphology
Introduction to the theory and methods of functional morphology. Various methods of analysis and the application of experimental techniques such as electromyography or bone strain analysis are discussed as they pertain to the understanding of the interaction between form and function. Special emphasis is placed on the analysis of human and nonhuman primate morphology, and the application of this analysis to interpretation of the fossil evidence for human and nonhuman primate evolution. This course is offered as both HBA 566 and DPA 566.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Spring, even years, 2 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.
Prerequisites: HBA 364 and previous course in human or vertebrate anatomy and permission of instructor.
Spring, alternate years, 4 credits
Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HBA 590 - Projects in Anatomical Sciences
Individual laboratory projects closely supervised by faculty members to be carried out in staff research laboratories.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Fall and Spring, 1-6 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated 3 times FOR credit

HBA 690 - Graduate Seminar
Seminars by graduate students on current literature in the areas of the anatomical sciences.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Fall and Spring, 1-2 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit

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.
Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy (G5); permission of thesis advisor. Major portion of research must take place on SBU campus, at Cold Spring Harbor, or at the Brookhaven National Lab.
Fall, Spring and Summer, 1-9 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit

HBA 700 - Comparative Anatomy of Primates
Prerequisite: Must be advanced to candidacy (G5). Major portion of research will take place off-campus, but in the United States and or US 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.
Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-9 credits, S/U grading
May be repeated for credit

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. All international students must received clearance from an International Advisor.
Fall, Spring, Summer, 1-9 credits, S/U grading
May be repeated for credit

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