Health Sciences Bulletin

School of Health and Technology Management

  • Applied Health Informatics, MS

    program in Applied health informatics leading to a master of science degree 

    Program Director: Carmen McCoy

    The School of Health Technology and Management offers a Master of Science degree in Applied Health Informatics (MS/AHI).  The MS/AHI is a full-time, 15 month, 52 credit degree program offered at the Stony Brook Southampton campus. Students enroll in two traditional 15 week fall and spring semesters and four 6-7 week summer sessions.  Students are expected to complete the degree program within 15 months. The graduate program was designed to appeal to clinically prepared health care graduates, computer science graduates and non-clinical health-related graduates.

    The curriculum was developed with input from regional CIOs, health IT hiring managers, and national experts to ensure that graduates have the knowledge, skills and competencies required to work in the healthcare industry. The MS/AHI curriculum provides broad knowledge and skills of health IT and in-depth study in one specialty field in health IT.  In addition, students complete 480 hours of practicum experience at large healthcare centers, community-based health care organizations, or with vendors in the region.  The practicum provides students with on-the-job-training to build their resumes with work experience.   The MS/AHI curriculum:

    • Fosters critical thinking, evidence-based practice, leadership and professionalism with an emphasis on the development of professional knowledge, skills and competencies that are valued and needed by healthcare organizations.
    • Utilizes problem-based learning, case studies, and student presentations as instructional methodologies.
    • Focuses on the application of health informatics with the primary purpose of responding to the high demand workforce needs.
    • Includes a 16 credit internship which will provide the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the curriculum and build skills and competencies that will enhance the students' ability to find gainful employment in the region. 

    Program Requirements 

    The MS/AHI curriculum includes a core sequence of courses (24 credits), as a foundational base of knowledge, skills, and competencies in Health Informatics put forth by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics Education (CAHIIM), taken during the summer I, II and fall semesters. Students then select a specialization of study (12 credits) for the spring semester in Knowledge Management and Leadership, Clinical Informatics, or Data Analytics. Each specialization requires students to complete 16 credits of practicum courses.  Practicum I (4 credits) is completed during the spring semester with the specialization courses and practicum II & III (12 credits) are completed during summer sessions I & II.

    Admissions Requirements 

    The MS in Applied Health Informatics accepts applicants for admission each summer.  The program admission requirements are as follows:

    • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
    • An overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Essay demonstrating an in-depth understanding of, and commitment to, this dynamic profession

    Note: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission

    For applicants with an overall GPA of less than 3.0, but substantive coursework (minimum of 14 credits) that is directly applicable to the study of health informatics, applications will be evaluated by faculty based on the GPA of this coursework to be considered for conditional admission. If by the completion of the first enrolled semester, a conditionally admitted student is able to maintain a 3.0 graduate GPA, the applicant will be recommended for full admission to the master’s degree program.

    Required Core Curriculum 

    The core curriculum is common to all students regardless of specialization. The core curriculum is taken during summer sessions and fall semester.

    Course # Title Credits
    HHA 500 Health Care Delivery Systems
    HHA 501 Biomedical and Health Informatics Essentials
    HHA 502 Health Information Systems and HIT
    HHA 503 Regulations, Confidentiality, Privacy and Security
    HHA 504 Database Design and Development for Health Informatics Professionals
    HHA 505 Leadership and Management Essentials
    HHA 506 Research Design and Methodology for the Health Informatics Professionals
    HHA 507 Statistics for Health Informatics Professionals

    Specialization Curriculum

    Students select a specialization of study in one of the three specialty areas below.  

    Clinical Informatics Specialization Curriculum

    The goal of this specialization is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies required of clinical informatics personnel. The curriculum aligns with domains and learning outcomes put forth by Gardner, et al. (2009) in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association‘s article entitled, core content for the subspecialty of clinical informatics.

    Course # Title Credits
    HHA 530 Clinical Decision Making and Process Improvement 
    HHA 531 Health Information Systems
    HHA 532 Leading and Managing Clinical Information Systems Change


    Knowledge Management and Leadership Specialization Curriculum

    The goal of this specialization is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies required by leaders in Health Informatics. The curriculum aligns with domains and learning outcomes put forth by AHIMA Competencies for Master-level HIM.

    Course # Title Credits
    HHA 540 Health Data Management
    HHA 541 Information Technology and System
    HHA 542 Advanced Organizational Leadership and Management

    Data Analytics Specialization Curriculum

    The goal of this specialization is to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to manipulate, analyze, interpret and present healthcare data using application software. This specialization was developed by national leaders in the field. Note: Departmental approval required to register for this specialization.

    Course # Title Credits
    HHA 550 Applied Healthcare Analytics
    HHA 551 Big Data Technologies in Healthcare
    HHA 552 Healthcare Data Visualization

    Practicum Courses

    Practicum I is taken during the spring semester, Practicum II and Practicum III are offered during summer sessions.

    Course # Title Credits
    HHA 584 Specialization Practicum I
    HHA 586 Specialization Practicum II
    HHA 588 Specialization Practicum III

     

     

  • Athletic Training, MS

    Program in Athletic Training Leading to a Master of Science Degree

    Program Chair: Kathryn Koshansky 

    The Stony Brook University (SBU) Athletic Training Program (ATP), offered by the School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM), is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This is a full-time, two-year, entry-level professional graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree. 

    Athletic Trainers (ATs) are healthcare professionals who render service and treatment, under the direction of, or in collaboration with a physician.  As part of the healthcare team, services provided by ATs include injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Once a graduate is certified to practice, the athletic trainer must follow individual state regulatory requirements for practice.  Athletic trainers’ work settings include secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, higher education and emerging settings such as the performing arts, physician practice, public safety, military, occupational health, and healthcare administration.

    The athletic training student’s comprehensive professional preparation is directed toward the development of specified competencies in the following content areas: Evidence–Based Practice; Prevention and Health Promotion; Clinical Examination and Diagnosis; Acute Care of Injury and Illness; Therapeutic Interventions; Psychological Strategies and Referral; Healthcare Administration; and Professional Development and Responsibility. Formal instruction begins in the classroom and laboratory, and is extended into the field through various clinical experiences. All students are required to fulfill their clinical education requirements under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Clinical education provides the student with authentic, real-time opportunities to practice and integrate athletic training knowledge and psychomotor skills. This includes clinical decision-making and professional interactions required to become a competent athletic trainer.

    The curriculum prepares students for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Upon passing this examination, an individual may apply for certification by the New York State Education Department Office of Professions. In addition to the master’s degree, the school’s Certificate of Professional Achievement in Athletic Training is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all required coursework.

    The Stony Brook University Athletic Training program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. 

    Admission Requirements

    The program Web site https://healthtechnology.stonybrookmedicine.edu/programs/at/graduate is the source of information for admissions and comprehensive program information. For questions that are not addressed on the Website, please contact the program directly.

    The requirements for admission to the athletic training graduate program include:

    • Completion of a baccalaureate degree
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Specific Required Courses (minimum grade of “C”):
    • 4 credits of Biology with lab
    • 8 credits of Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs
    • 4 credits of Chemistry with lab
    • 4 credits of Physics with lab
    • 3 credits of Statistics

    NOTE: Required science coursework must be completed within the last ten years.

    Recommended Courses:

    • Kinesiology or Biomechanics
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Nutrition

    Other Admissions Requirements: 

    • Current certification in basic life support cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    • 50 hours of volunteer clinical experience observing an athletic trainer
    • Three academic or professional reference letters
    • TOEFL scores (international students)

    NOTES:

    • All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring term of the year that applicants are applying.
    • GRE is not required                                     

    For application, please visit https://atcas.liaisoncas.com. A required supplemental application may also be required and would be found under the program materials section on the ATCAS website. 

    Program Requirements

    The two-year graduate curriculum consists of 77 graduate credits, including lecture, laboratory, and clinical education. The curriculum will include foundational content, patient care, research, and critical inquiry.

    YEAR ONE will include coursework based on physical agents, professional practice, clinical diagnosis and treatment, critical care, evidence-based practice, research design, and two clinical education experiences.

    YEAR TWO will include coursework in research methods, healthcare management, advance therapeutic intervention, nutrition, general medical conditions, research, and four clinical education rotations. Students will be conducting research, utilizing IRB protocol, culminating in a capstone activity resulting in an APA style journal report and poster. In addition, students will be participating in interprofessional education and interacting with other healthcare practitioners through the general medical conditions course and clinical education.

    Each clinical rotation will involve a minimum number of hours dependent on course credit and location within the program course sequence.

    Special Academic Requirements

    In addition to the academic policies of the school, students must achieve a minimum grade of “C+” in each course in the athletic training program.  Additionally, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to remain in good academic standing and participate in clinical affiliations.

    Course Progression

    Professional courses (HAL) must be taken in a sequential manner. Students who receive a grade of “C-” or below must first retake the course before progressing to the next course in the sequence. ATP professional courses may only be repeated once. A student who receives a course grade of “C“, may progress on to the next sequence, but must remediate the insufficient grade. Failure to obtain the grade of “C+” or higher in two attempts may result in the student being dismissed from the program. Minimum grade of “C+” is required in each course.

    Professional Courses (Year One) 
    Course # Title Credits
    HAL 515 Foundations of Athletic Training
    HAL 520 Principles of Physical Agents 3
    HAL 525 Evidence-Based Practice
    HAL 530 Critical Care
    HAL 535 Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment I
    HAL 540 Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment II
    HAL 545 Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment III 3
    HAL 565 Research Design 2
    HAL 581 Athletic Training Clinical I
    HAL 582 Athletic Training Clinical II
    Professional Courses (Year two)
    Course # Title Credits
    HAL 550 Advanced Therapeutic Intervention 5
    HAL 555 Healthcare Management 3
    HAL 560 Nutrition and Supplement Use for Sports Performance 3
    HAL 570 Research Methods 2
    HAL 571 Research Seminar I
    HAL 572 Research Seminar II
    HAL 575 General Medical Conditions
    HAL 583  Athletic Training Clinical III 3-5 
    HAL 584  Athletic Training Clinical IV
    HAL 585  Athletic Training Clinical V
    HAL 586 General Medical Clinical
    Elective Course 
    Course # Title Credits
    HAL 510  Strength and Conditioning for the Healthcare Practitioner
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences, BS

    Program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

    Interim Program Chair: Jeannie Guglielmo

    The Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences offers an upper-division program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Stony Brook freshmen are given the option to declare clinical laboratory sciences as a lower-division major. A double major in clinical laboratory sciences and biology is available. A part time online-hybrid program is also available. Clinical laboratory scientists utilize a wide variety of sophisticated equipment and skills to perform tests that analyze specimens to produce data for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease. Many of the same tests are used for organ transplants, therapeutic drug monitoring, crime investigation, genetic studies, and research. The program now offers two specializations (Forensic Medical Diagnostics, and Clinical Cytogenetics) within its traditional clinical laboratory curriculum. 

    The majority of clinical laboratory scientists work in hospital laboratories; however, many job opportunities exist in other areas such as research and development, industry, sales and technical services, health departments, and computer firms. Competitive salaries, career advancement, and a versatile background make the clinical laboratory professional well-equipped to enter a variety of scientific fields. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), located at 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880. In addition to the baccalaureate degree, the school’s Certificate of Professional Achievement in Clinical Laboratory Sciences is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all required coursework. The Clinical Laboratory Sciences program is a New York State licensure qualifying program. Students graduating from the program are eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) national certification exam. 

    Admission Requirements

    Candidates for the clinical laboratory sciences program must meet the upper-division admission requirements of the School of Health Technology and Management. The requirements may be fulfilled through previously completed college studies.

    In addition to the general academic requirements for junior status in the School of Health Technology and Management, the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences requires candidates to meet the department’s natural science requirement by successfully completing 8 credits of biology with laboratories, 3 credits of microbiology, 12 credits of chemistry with laboratories (including one course in organic chemistry), and 3 credits of statistics.

    In order to be eligible for enrollment to the specializations, students must complete all the requirements for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences degree and the applicable requirements associated with the individual specialization. A genetics course is recommended for the Clinical Cytogenetics specialization.

    All prerequisite and recommended science courses must be designated for science majors. Stony Brook freshmen are able to declare a lower-division clinical laboratory sciences major. To advance to junior status, they must meet the requirements described above, and successfully complete HAD 210 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Sciences with a minimum grade of A- .

    *A conditional acceptance may be granted if, upon the judgment of department faculty, there are exceptional circumstances concerning department prerequisites.

    Program Requirements

    All clinical laboratory sciences students must complete the following courses for successful completion of the upper-division program leading to the baccalaureate degree. 

    Basic Science Courses/Other Health Technology and Management Courses (Junior and Senior Year)
    Course # Title Credits
    HAS 332  Management Concepts for Health Professionals   1
    HBP 310   Pathology   3
    HAD 324 (for HHCZB students only)  Pathology  3
    HBY 350 (class of 2018)  Physiology  4
    HAD 350 (for HHCZB students only)  Systems Physiology   4 
    HAS 355 (replaces HBY 350 effective fall 2017 )  Integrative Systems in Physiology  4
    Professional Courses (Junior Year)
    Course # Title Credits
    HAD 313  Clinical Biochemistry I  3.5
    HAD 315  Hematology I  4
    HAD 330  Foundations in Phlebotomy  1.5
    HAD 331  Introductory Biochemistry   3
    HAD 340   Foundations in Clinical Laboratory Sciences  1.5
    HAD 335  Medical Ethics   1
    HAD 363  Computer Applications in Clinical Laboratory Sciences  2
    HAD 380  Clinical Microbiology I  4
    HAD 381  Clinical Microbiology II  4
    HAD 425  Parasitology/Mycology  3
    HAD 397  Clinical Microbiology Practicum**  6
    HAD 398  Clinical Hematology Practicum I**  3
    Professional Courses (Senior Year)
    Course # Title Credits
    HAD 351  Research Literacy and Design  1
    HAD 403  Medical Molecular Biology  3
    HAD 411   Clinical Biochemistry II  2.5
    HAD 412  Clinical Biochemistry III  2
    HAD 414   Coagulation, Urinalysis and Body Fluids  4
    HAD 415 Applied Immunology   3 
    HAD 416  Immunohematology  3.5
    HAD 432  Pharmacology  1.5
    HAD 460  Clinical Laboratory Quality Management  1
    HAD 492  Research Tutorial   2
    HAD 493  Advanced Seminar in Clinical Laboratory Sciences   2
    HAD 494  Clinical Chemistry Practicum**  4
    HAD 496  Histocompatibility Practicum (elective)*  1
    HAD 497  Immunohematology Practicum**    3
    HAD 498  Clinical Coagulation/Urinalysis/ Body Fluids Practicum**  1


    ** Clinical practice consists of full-time clinical instruction and practice at the clinical affiliates and other affiliated patient-care facilities.

    Special Academic Requirements

    In addition to the academic policies of the school, specific academic policies of the program specify that all required courses must be successfully passed in order to remain matriculated in the program. In addition, all professional (HAD) courses with a laboratory component must be passed with a grade of C- or better to remain matriculated in the program and to attend clinical practicums. Failure to pass all required courses, or failure to achieve a minimum grade of C- in all professional (HAD) courses with a laboratory component, will require a student to repeat the course. To graduate from the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program, a passing grade of B+ or better is required for all clinical practica (HAD 397, HAD 398, HAD 494, HAD 497, and HAD 498). 

    Elective Specializations

    Forensic Medical Diagnostics
    Course # Title Credits
    HAD 304  Introduction to Forensic Sciences  1
    HAD 440 Forensic Sciences Clinical 3-5 
    Clinical Cytogenetics
    Course # Title Credits
    HAD 406  Introduction to Clinical Cytogenetics   1
    HAD 506 Clinical Cytogenetics Internship  3-5

     

  • EMT-Basic Program, Certificate

    PROGRAM IN EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN–BASIC LEADING TO A CERTIFICATE

    Program Director: Malcolm Devine

    The EMT-Basic training program is a non-degree, non-credit program designed to train students in accordance with the 1998 standards established by the United States Department of Transportation. Upon successful completion of the program, all students will be eligible to take examinations for certification as:

    • New York State EMT

    • Nationally Registered EMT

    • AHA CPR for Health Care Providers

    The program, available at multiple times throughout the academic year, includes approximately 130 hours of didactic instruction and 24 hours of clinical practicum in ambulance operations or emergency hospital care. EMT Basic Certification is a prerequisite for the program in Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic.

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, prior to the New York State practical exam. 

    For further information please click here

     

  • EMT-Paramedic Training, Certificate

    Program in Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedic Training Leading to a Certificate

    Program Director: Paul Werfel 

    The EMT-paramedic training program is a non-degree, non-credit program designed to train effective and compassionate paramedics in accordance with the 1998 standards established by the United States Department of Transportation. Upon successful completion of the program all students will be eligible to take examinations for certification as:

    • New York State EMT–Paramedic

    • Nationally Registered EMT–Paramedic (NREMTP)

    • New York City REMSCO

    • AHA CPR for Health Care Providers

    • AHA ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

    • AHA PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

    Certification in Advanced Cardiac/Pediatric Life Support and Basic Life Support is also part of the curriculum. The program, offered every year, consists of approximately 750 hours of didactic training and 696 hours of clinical practicum in the emergency department, paramedic ambulance, CCU, obstetrics, pediatrics and other applicable venues.

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma and be a currently certified New York State EMT or AEMT.

  • Health Science, BS

    Program in Health Science Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

    Program Chair: Deborah Zelizer 

    The School of Health Technology and Management offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science (BSHS), with clinical and non-clinical concentrations. Non-clinical concentrations of study include community health education, disability studies and human development, emergency and critical care, environmental health and safety, health informatics, health care management, and public health. Clinical concentrations of study include anesthesia technology, medical dosimetry, radiation therapy, and radiologic technology. The curriculum requires that students receive a broad liberal arts education during their first three years. In the senior year, the curriculum focuses on health care-related topics. Graduates will be educated and knowledgeable about health care, and may expect to be employed by hospitals; integrated health care delivery systems; physician group practices; health departments; nursing homes; and managed care, corporate and not-for-profit organizations. They can also pursue clinical degrees through appropriate admissions processes.

    While there is no formal application process, all students must complete the following requirements before advancing to the senior year curriculum. 

    * 91 credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 including the following: 

    • All S.B.C. requirements
    • A minimum of 16 credits of natural science coursework, including HAN 200** and HAN 202** (HAN 220/HAN 222, BIO 203/ANP 300 or other equivalent anatomy and physiology courses) 
    • 21 credits of related electives including HAN 251** and HAN 312**. Any natural science course taken beyond the minimum requirement of 16 credits can also satisfy the related electives requirement.
    • 10 upper-division credits (300 and 400 level courses). Can be met with any course meeting S.B.C., natural science, or related electives requirements. 

    Related Electives

    See the Health Science program for an extensive list of related electives. 

    Note: The G/P/NC grading option is not available for HAN courses. Once a student has been advanced to the senior year curriculum (HANBS status) the G/P/NC grading option is no longer available for any course taken (even west campus courses) in the senior year.

    Note: * All students need a minimum of 91 credits and all requirements met by the end of the spring semester of their junior year to advance to the fall senior year curriculum. Students with a declared second major or minor(s) must complete all required coursework for the major/minor(s) prior to advancing to senior year curriculum. Prerequisite courses (natural science and related electives) required for advancement to the senior year curriculum must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. Courses graded with a G/P/NC or S/U grade basis may not be used to satisfy the Health Science Major requirements. 

    Note: **Students have 3 attempts to pass this course with the letter grade of C or better, withdrawing from the course is considered an attempt.  If a student cannot pass the course after 3 attempts, a student will be required to change their major.

    Program Requirements

    Required Core Courses: Fall Semester (Senior Year)

    For the first semester of the last year of study (senior year), all students enroll in 15 credits of core health science courses including:

    Course # Title Credits
    HAN 300 Health Care Issues 3
    HAN 333 Communication Skills 3
    HAN 335 Professional Ethics 3
    HAN 364 Issues in Health Care Informatics 3
    HAN 383 Scholarly Writing in Health Science 3

    Special Academic Requirements

    To be in good standing in the Health Science program, a student must maintain a 2.0 overall cumulative grade point average, with a 2.5 minimum professional grade point average in the required HAN (Health Science major) courses. All core Health Science program courses must be passed with a grade of C or better before a student is permitted to advance to the concentration courses. If a student receives a grade less than C in any of the HAN courses, the course must be repeated.

    Concentration Courses: Spring Semester (Senior Year)

    During the last semester of the senior year, students must take one of the following concentrations of study. Approval for a generalist concentration of study may be granted if, upon judgment of the program chair, there are exceptional circumstances.  Please note, without prior notice, concentrations can be closed; students must then select another concentration of study. In addition, the curriculum within a concentration of study is subject to change. Please check with department.   

    Anesthesia Technology

    This concentration provides the knowledge and skills required for students to function as integral members of anesthesia teams in surgical settings. Acceptance into the post- baccalaureate clinical year is required in order to enter the concentration. After completion of this concentration, students continue to the nine-month non-credit, non-degree post-baccalaureate anesthesiology technologist certificate program to be eligible for the national certification examination. (Total length of program is 4+1=5 years.)

    Course # Title Credits
    HAN 434 Corporate Compliance and Regulation 4
    HAN 481 Introduction to Anesthesia 2
    HAN 483 Cardiopulmonary Physiology for Anesthesia Technology 3
    HAN 485 Clinical Monitoring 1
    HAN 489 Pharmacology for Anesthesia Technology  4

    For admission requirements to the clinical concentrations, please refer to the SHTM website at http://healthtechnology.stonybrookmedicine.edu/programs/hs 

    Community Health Education

    This concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate health education programs in the community. Students who successfully complete this concentration may be eligible to apply for the national certification examination for health educators. Employment opportunities may be found in public and private health-related agencies, hospitals, and HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations).

    Course # Title Credits
    HAN 440 Introduction to Community Health Education 3
    HAN 442 Community Health Education Models and Resources 3
    HAN 444 Teaching Strategies 4
    HAN 456 Behavioral and Social Aspects of Health 3

    Disability Studies and Human Development 

    This concentration provides students with an interdisciplinary focus of study in areas such as independent living, employment, adults and children with disabilities, and health and community issues. Prepares students for entry-level professional and managerial positions in developmental or physical disability services agencies, independent living centers, mental health centers, and geriatric and vocational rehabilitation agencies.

    Course # Title Credits
    HAN 443 Aging and Disability 3
    HAN 446 Disability Health and Community 3
    HAN 447 Children with Disabilities 3
    HAN 448 Disability and Employment 3
    HAN 449 Project in Disability Studies 4
    Emergency and Critical Care

    This concentration will serve the needs of those students interested in pursuing clinical graduate studies. Emphasis is placed on providing knowledge of the most frequently encountered medical emergencies, including trauma and resuscitation. In addition, due to the changing global environment, courses on hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction will also be provided.

    Course # Title Credits
    HAN 416 Special Issues in Emergency Care and Resuscitation 3
    HAN 417 Cardiac Emergencies 3
    HAN 471 Trauma and Trauma Systems 3
    HAN 472 Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials and Terrorism 3
    HAN 477 Medical Emergencies  3
    Environmental Health and Safety 

    This concentration explores the concepts and principles of various environmental health issues including lead management, pest management, hazardous waste management, and food service sanitation. Emphasis is placed on the recognition, identification and control of environmental contaminants in the workplace; prevention and preparedness for hazardous material incidents; and compliance with various regulatory agencies. Prepares students for entry-level positions in both the public and private sector, including hospitals, government agencies (i.e. Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, etc.), private companies and laboratories.

    Course # Title Credits
    HAN 470  Occupational Health and Safety Engineering 3
    HAN 474 Industrial Hygiene 4
    HAN 475  Fundamentals of Environmental Health
    HAN 476 Hazardous Materials, Emergency Response and Environmental Auditing 4
    HAN 478 Internship in Environmental Health 2

    Health Informatics

    This concentration prepares students for a career in health care information systems, and processing and managing health care data with computer and communication technologies. Emphasis is placed on health care information systems’ architecture, computerized medical data processing, and clinical decision support systems. Students are required to complete a minimum of 14 credits from the courses offered below.

    Course # Title Credits
    HAN 462 Developing Health Information Systems 4
    HAN 464 Health Information Systems Management 4
    HAN 466 Applied Health Care Informatics 3
    HAN 467 Utilization and Outcomes Research Methods 3

    Health Care Management

    This concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills required to manage health care practices, plan health care programs and utilize the fundamentals of health care management and health services administration. Students are required to complete a minimum of 14 credits from the courses offered below.

    Course # Title Credits
    HAN 432 Introduction to Health Care Management 4
    HAN 434 Corporate Compliance and Regulation 4
    HAN 435 Sales and Marketing in Health Care 3
    HAN 436 Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care 3
    Medical Dosimetry

    A medical dosimetrist is a member of the radiation oncology team. Medical dosimetrists have the education and expertise necessary to generate radiation dose distributions and dose calculations for cancer patients in collaboration with the medical physicist and the radiation oncologist. After completion of this concentration, students continue on to the twelve-month, non-credit, non-degree post-baccalaureate certificate program in order to be eligible to take the Medical Dosimetrist Certification exam.  Job opportunities may be found in cancer treatment centers, community and hospitals, free-standing clinics. (Total length of program is 4 + 1 = 5 years.)

    Note: Enrollment in HAN 395 Radiation Physics in Medicine (4 credits) is required during the fall semester of the senior year to submit an application for this concentration of study.  Acceptance into the post-baccalaureate clinical year is required in order to enter the concentration. The Medical Dosimetry program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, Phone: 312.704.5300, Email: mail@jrcert.org 

    Course # Title Credits
    HAN 401  Radiobiology and Health Physics
    HAN 482 Introduction to Pathology 3
    HAN 487  Introduction to Treatment Planning
    HAN 490  Fundamentals of Medical Dosimetry and Contouring
    HAN 492  Radiation Oncology/Medical Physics II

    For admission requirements to the clinical concentrations, please refer to the SHTM website at http://healthtechnology.stonybrookmedicine.edu/programs/hs

     Public Health

    This concentration provides a basic foundation in public health, including epidemiology and biostatistics. It also introduces the foundation of planning, implementing, and evaluating community-based health education models. Internship opportunities may be found in the health departments, public health agencies, HMO’s, hospitals, and other health-related agencies. This concentration serves the needs of those students interested in pursuing clinical and non-clinical graduate studies. 

    Note: HAN 440 may be taken in lieu of HAN 454. 

    Course # Title Credits
    HAN 450 Introduction to Public Health 3
    HAN 452 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
    HAN 454 Issues in Public Health 3
    HAN 455  Health Literacy for Public Health 
    HAN 456 Behavioral and Social Aspects of Health 3
    Radiation Therapy 

    This concentration was developed to train and prepare students to meet the daily challenges of a radiation therapist in the dynamic field of radiation oncology and meet the growing demand for radiation therapists nationwide. Radiation therapists are key members of the radiation oncology team. They provide direct patient care to patients undergoing radiation treatment for cancerous and some non-cancerous conditions. The Radiation Therapy Program at Stony Brook University is through partnership with Mount Sinai Health System.  After completion of this concentration, students continue on to the non-credit, non-degree post-baccalaureate certficate program in order to be eligible to take national registry examination. The twelve month non-credit, non-degree post-baccalaureate certificate program rotations are conducted at the Mt. Sinai Health System. (Total length of program is 4+1=5 years.)

    Note: Enrollment in HAN 395 Radiation Physics in Medicine (4 credits) is required during the fall semester of the senior year to submit an application for this concentration of study.  Acceptance into the non-credit post-baccalaureate clinical year is required in order to enter the concentration.

    Course # Title Credits
    HAN 401 Radiobiology and Health Physics 
    HAN 402 Radiographic Anatomy and Pathology
    HAN 482 Introduction to Pathology
    HAN 486 Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy 
    HAN 492 Radiation Oncology/Medical Physics II 


    For admission requirements to the clinical concentrations, please refer to the SHTM website at http://healthtechnology.stonybrook.medicine.edu/programs/hs

    Radiologic Technology

    This concentration is developed to educate students to meet the growing demand for technologists who image the body through the use of radiation equipment (x-ray technology). As a member of the radiological team, technologists capture images of bones, organs, and blood vessels as prescribed by physicians to assist in the diagnosis of diseases or injuries. After completion of this concentration, students continue on to the twelve-month, non-credit, non-degree post-baccalaureate certificate program in order to be eligible to take the national registry examination. Job opportunities may be found in hospitals, physician offices, urgent care clinics, diagnostic laboratories, and industry. (Total length of program is 4+1=5 years.)

    Note: Enrollment in HAN 395 Radiation Physics in Medicine (4 credits) is required during the fall semester of the senior year to submit an application for this concentration of study.  Acceptance into the non-credit post-baccalaureate clinical year is required in order to enter the concentration.

    Course # Title Credits
    HAN 401 Radiobiology and Health Physics 3
    HAN 402 Radiographic Anatomy and Pathology 3
    HAN 404 Radiology Instrumentation 3
    HAN 405 Radiographic Technique 3
    HAN 406 Radiographic Procedures and Positioning I 6

    For admission requirements to the clinical concentrations, please refer to the SHTM website at http://healthtechnology.stonybrookmedicine.edu/programs/hs 

  • Medical Molecular Biology, MS

    Program in medical molecular biology leading to the Master of science degree

    Program Director: Gloria Viboud 

    The program is designed to provide clinical laboratory scientists with a strong foundation in the different molecular aspects of medical biology and the laboratory skills necessary to perform molecular-based techniques used in diagnostics, the research lab, and the medical biotechnology industry.  Learning outcomes will be consistent with those specified by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) for Diagnostic Molecular Scientists. This includes proficiency in a broad array of techniques used in molecular diagnostics, basic principles behind each test, applications to the diagnosis of genetic diseases, cancer and infectious diseases, interpretation of results, advantages and limitations of each method, and type of specimen required for each test. The program also emphasizes the importance of biosafety and proper decontamination procedures, and quality control to ensure accurate data for proper patient diagnosis.

    Students will complete the majority of the course requirements in the distance-learning format. The program is offered as a two-year prescribed part-time program during the summer, fall and spring terms. The last term includes three clinical rotations in the areas of molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics and flow cytometry, and the program culminates with a capstone project. After completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the Technologist in Molecular Biology by the American Society for Clinical Pathology [MB(ASCP)] certification examination.

    Admission Requirements 

    •   A New York State clinical laboratory technologist license
    •   Baccalaureate degree in a life science related field with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00.
    •   12 credits of chemistry with labs (including organic chemistry and biochemistry), 8 credits of biology with labs (including cell biology and genetics), 3 credits of microbiology, 3 credits of immunology, 6 credits of mathematics (including statistics), 3 credits of pathophysiology (for those applicants without a clinical laboratory sciences undergraduate major).

    Program Requirements

    Students must complete a total of 33 credits including the following required on-line and on-site courses.

    Professional Courses (Year One)
    Course # Title Credits
    HMM 500   Fundamentals of Molecular Biology Techniques*
    HMM 510   Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory**       3
    HMM 520   Flow Cytometry Laboratory** 1
    HMM 521   Flow Cytometry Methods and Applications* 2
    HHM 531 Cytogenetics Methods and Applications*  
    HMM 540   Laboratory Operations in Molecular Biology* 2
     Professional Courses (Year Two)
    Course # Title Credits
    HHM 516 Application of Molecular Biology in Research* 3
    HMM 545   Ethics in the Laboratory* 2
    HMM 551 Research Methods and Scientific Writing* 3
    HMM 570 Journal Club on Molecular Biology* 1
    HMM 581 Clinical Practicum in Molecular Diagnostics** 2
    HMM 583 Clinical Practicum in Flow Cytometry** 2
    HMM 585 Clinical Practicum in Cytogenetics** 2
    HMM 596 Capstone Project in Medical Molecular Biology  2

    * On-line Course

    **On-Site Course

  • Medical Molecular Biology, Advanced Certificate

    The advanced certificate Program in medical molecular biology 

    Program Director: Gloria Viboud 

    The Advanced Certificate Program in Medical Molecular Biology is designed to provide clinical laboratory scientists with a strong foundation in the different molecular aspects of medical biology and the skills necessary to perform and analyze molecular-based techniques used in diagnostics, the research lab, and the medical biotechnology industry.  Learning outcomes are consistent with those specified by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) for Diagnostic Molecular Scientists. This includes proficiency in a broad array of techniques used in molecular diagnostics, basic principles behind each test, applications to the diagnosis of genetic diseases, cancer and infectious diseases, interpretation of results, advantages and limitations of each method, and type of specimen required for each test. The program also emphasizes the importance of biosafety and proper decontamination procedures, and quality control to ensure accurate data for proper patient diagnosis.

    Students will complete all the course requirements in a distance-learning format. The program is offered as a one-year prescribed part-time program during the summer, fall and spring terms. After completion of the program, students will be well prepared to take the Technologist in Molecular Biology by the American Society for Clinical Pathology [MB(ASCP)] certification examination.

    Admission Requirements 

    • Baccalaureate degree in a life science related field with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00.
    • 12 credits of chemistry with labs (including organic chemistry and biochemistry), 8 credits of biology with labs, 3 credits of microbiology, 3 credits of immunology, 6 credits of mathematics (including statistics), 3 credits of pathophysiology (for those applicants without a clinical laboratory sciences undergraduate major).

    Program Requirements

    Students must complete a total of 12 credits including the following required on-line courses.

    Professional Courses

    Course # Title Credits
    HMM 500   Fundamentals of Molecular Biology Techniques
    HMM 511 Application of Molecular Biology in Diagnostics 3
    HMM 521  Flow Cytometry Methods and Applications 2
    HMM 531 Cytogenetics Methodology and Applications 2
    HHM 540 Laboratory Operations in Molecular Biology

     
  • Occupational Therapy, MS

    Program in Occupational Therapy Leading to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree

    Program Chair: Mary Squillace 

    The Department of Occupational Therapy offers a three-year program leading to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree. This degree program is offered in a traditional weekday format.

    Occupational therapy is the art and science of directing an individual’s participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance in activities that are important and meaningful to their health and well-being. Reference to occupation in the title is in the context of an individual’s goal directed use of time, energy, interest, and attention. An occupational therapist’s fundamental concern is the client’s development and maintenance of the capacity to perform, throughout the life span and with satisfaction to self and others, those tasks and roles essential to productive living and to the mastery of self and the environment.

    Occupational therapy provides service to those individuals whose abilities to cope with tasks of living are threatened or impaired by developmental deficits, the aging process, poverty, cultural differences, physical injury or illness, or psychological and social disability.

    Occupational therapy serves a diverse population in a variety of settings, such as hospitals and clinics, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities, extended care facilities, sheltered workshops, schools and camps, private homes, and community agencies.

    The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE): c/o AOTA, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3425. ACOTE’s phone number is 301-652-6611 (x 2914). Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s eligibility to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

    In addition to the master’s degree, the school’s Certificate of Professional Achievement in Occupational Therapy is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all required coursework.

    Admission Requirements

    The occupational therapy program requires candidates to successfully complete eight credits of biology and four credits of anatomy, or four credits of biology and eight credits of anatomy and physiology, four credits of chemistry, and four credits of physics, all with laboratories and designated for science majors. Candidates need to have completed science courses within the past ten years. Three credits each of the following courses are required: Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Sociology or Anthropology, Statistics, and English Composition. Candidates must complete required course work by the end of the spring term of the year for which application is made. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.8 in both science and natural science coursework are required. Preference is given to applicants with an overall GPA of 3.5 in all course work and a GPA of 3.0 in both the science and natural science coursework. A minimum of 40 hours experience observing occupational therapy treatment in two different settings (outpatient rehabilitation, developmental disabilities, acute care, nursing homes, and schools) under the supervision of an occupational therapist (OTR) is also required for admission to the program. The observation must be supervised and documented in writing by the occupational therapists. No more than 50% of the minimum 40 required experience hours can be completed at a place of employment. A baccalaureate degree is required as well as current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.

    Program Requirements

    Occupational therapy students must complete the following course requirements of the School of Health Technology and Management.

    Professional Course (Year One)
    Course # Title Credits
     HAO 500 Functional Neuroscience
     HAO 504 Introduction to the Historical & Contemporary Practices of Occupational Therapy
     HAO 505 Foundations of Occupational Therapy
     HAO 506  Life Span Growth and Development for Occupational Therapy
     HAO 507 Conditions in Occupational Therapy
     HAO 508 Theories of Adult Rehabilitation 
     HAO 509 Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice in Pediatrics
     HAO 519 Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy
     HAO 523 Assessment & Intervention of Psychosocial Issues
     HAO 561 Functional Anatomy Review
     HAO 573 Professional Behaviors I 1.5 
     HAO 586  Fieldwork IA* 1
     Professional Courses (Year Two)
    Course # Title Credits
     HAO 517 Universal Design 3
     HAO 520 Substance Abuse and Occupational Therapy
     HAO 522 Assessment & Intervention of Adult Rehabilitation
     HAO 524 Assessment & Intervention of the Upper Extremities
     HAO 525 Vision, Perception, and Cognition
     HAO 526 Gerontology and Occupational Therapy
     HAO 527 Sensory Integration Theory and Practice in Occupational Therapy
     HAO 542 Patient Education
     HAO 549 Introduction to Research Design for Occupational Therapy
     HAO 551 Research Design for Occupational Therapy
     HAO 574 Professional Behaviors II
     HAO 587 Fieldwork IB* 1
     HAO 588 Fieldwork IC* 1
     HAO 596 Fieldwork Level IIA** 12
     Professional Courses (Year Three)
    Course # Title Credits
     HAO 530 Community, Occupation, and Health 4
     HAO 534 The Occupational Therapy Manager
     HAO 562 Principles of Instruction
     HAO 570 Global Communities, Occupation, and Health
     HAO 575 Professional Transition Seminar
     HAO 580 Special Topics in Occupational Therapy
     HAO 585 Disability Studies and Occupational Therapy
     HAO 593 Case Studies 
     HAO 595 Service Learning & Capstone Project
     HAO 597 Fieldwork Level IIB** 12 

    *Fieldwork level IA, IB and IC are pre-clinical experiences and generally consist of observation and very limited hands-on experience in mental health, physical disabilities, and pediatric settings. Each is a maximum of 40 hours in length.

    **Fieldwork level IIA and IIB are full-time clinical experiences.

  • Phlebotomy Training Program, Certificate

    PHLEBOTOMY TRAINING PROGRAM LEADING TO A CERTIFICATE

    Program Director: Kathleen Finnegan 

    The phlebotomy program is a non-degree, non-credit ASPT (American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians) accredited program designed to train students in effective phlebotomy techniques. Graduates can be employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, private laboratories, and physicians’ offices. The phlebotomy program consists of 60 hours of lecture and 30 hours of professional laboratory practice followed by 100 hours of clinical training at a local hospital.

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma (or an equivalent), and a minimum grade point average of 80 (on a scale of 100) or 2.5 (on a scale of 4.0). Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a certificate of achievement and are eligible to take a national certifying examination in phlebotomy.

  • Physical Therapy, DPT

    Program in Physical Therapy Leading to the Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree

    Interim Program Chair: Kyle Hewson

    Recent trends in health care have precipitated the development of a three-year entry-level graduate clinical doctorate program in physical therapy. These changes in health care include:

    • Shorter lengths of stay in traditional environments.
    • Higher acuity and survival as a result of medical science and technological advances.
    • The need for health management via intervention, prevention, and maintenance, as well as the management of disease, impairments, and disabilities.
    • Role and practice adaptations by physical therapists in anticipation of and in response to market changes.
    • The development of strategies by payers that demand evidence-based justifications for interventions.
    • Health care models that require greater risk assumption and accountability for outcomes of care. The three-year graduate program consists of 95 didactic credits and 35 clinical credits. Graduates of the program are prepared to provide care in a multitude of physical therapy settings. The program develops leaders who demonstrate evidence-based practice, critical inquiry skills, and clinical decision making skills needed for differential diagnosis and autonomous practice. In addition to direct patient care, graduates can pursue careers in research, administration, consultation, and community health. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (CAPTE/APTA). Graduates are eligible to sit for the national license exam. In addition to the doctor of physical therapy degree, the school’s Certificate of Professional Achievement in Physical Therapy is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all coursework.

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for the entry-level doctor of physical therapy program must have a completed baccalaureate degree prior to enrollment in the program. Candidates must meet the school’s natural science requirement by successfully completing two courses each of chemistry, physics, and biology. Each course must be designated for science majors and have a laboratory component. One course in anatomy and one course in physiology or two courses of anatomy and physiology are also required. Completion of required science courses must be within the past ten years. No more than two science prerequisites may be outstanding at the time of application; outstanding sciences cannot be in the same subject area. In addition, the department requires one course in psychology and one course in statistics. Candidates must complete required course work by the end of the spring term of the year for which the application is made. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is required. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative science grade point average are preferred. Applicants must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. At least 100 hours of volunteer or work experience within a physical therapy facility is required. A varied exposure to the field is recommended.

    Program Requirements

    Physical therapy continuing students (who entered 2017 or 2018) must reference prior Health Sciences Bulletins for required courses.

    Physical therapy students entering the summer of 2019 and 2020 must complete the following required courses:

    Professional Courses (Year One) 46.5 Credits 
    Note: Some course titles, credits, and/or descriptions will be revised. See program website. 
    Course # Title Credits
    HBA 540 Human Anatomy for Physical Therapists 5
    HAY 500 Neuroscience for Physical Therapy  4
    HAY 512 Prosthetics and Orthotics in Physical Therapy
    HAY 515 Foundations of Kinesiology
    HAY 517 Exercise Physiology 1
    HAY 518 Foundations of Exercise and Movement in PT 3.5
    HAY 519 Kinesiology 4.5 
    HAY 526 Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology I 3.5
    HAY 527 Foundations of Patient Care 4
    HAY 528 Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology II 4
    HAY 534 Motor Learning and Motor Control 3
    HAY 543 Integumentary and Vascular Physical Therapy 2
    HAY 544 Biophysical Agents in Physical Therapy 3
    HAY 552 Research Methods for Physical Therapists 3
    HAY 560 Professional Practice I: Foundations 2
     Professional Courses (Year Two) 41 Credits 
    Note: Some course titles, credits, and/or descriptions will be revised. See program website.
    Course # Title Credits
     HAY 501  Growth and Development Across the Lifespan 3
     HAY 502  Psychosocial Aspects of Disability  2
     HAY 504  Neurological Physical Therapy I  
     HAY 505  Neurological Physical Therapy II
     HAY 506  Neurological Physical Therapy III
     HAY 507  Orthopedic Physical Therapy I
     HAY 508  Orthopedic Physical Therapy III
     HAY 509  Pediatric Physical Therapy
     HAY 513  Orthopedic Physical Therapy II 2
     HAY 557 Introduction to Evidence Based Practice 1.5 
     HAY 561  Professional Practice II: Clinical Education 1.5 
     HAY 589 Case Studies I
     HAY 590 Case Studies II
     HAY 595 Clinical Education I 8
     HAY 620  Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy I 2

    Professional Courses (Year Three) 42.5 Credits 
    Note: Some course titles, credits, and/or descriptions will be revised. See program website.
    Course # Title Credits
    HBA 542 Advanced Human Anatomy 0
    HAY 621 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation II 2
    HAY 524 Health, Wellness, and Prevention in Physical Therapy 2
    HAY 525 Advanced Therapeutic Exercise 3
    HAY 545 Ethics and Health Care for Physical Therapists 2
    HAY 558 Evidence Based Practice Seminar 2
    HAY 562  Professional Practice III: Selected Topics 1.5 
    HAY 602 Issues in Health Care Administration 3
    HAY 692 Clinical Education II 9
    HAY 693 Clinical Education III 8
    HAY 694 Clinical Education IV 10

    Special Academic Requirements

    In addition to the academic policies of the school, a minimum grade of C- in HBA 540 Regional Human Anatomy is required for continued matriculation in the physical therapy program. For the remaining courses, each student must achieve a minimum grade of C+. Additionally, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to remain in good academic standing and participate in clinical education. 

  • Physician Assistant, MS

    Physician Assistant Program Leading to the Master of Science Degree

    Interim Program Chair: Donna Ferrara 

    The Department of Physician Assistant Education currently offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree and the school’s Certificate of Professional Achievement for Physician Assistants. The program consists of approximately 100 weeks of pre-clinical and clinical instruction presented over a 24-month period.

    The program educates skilled professionals who collaborate with physicians to practice medicine in patient-centered teams in all specialties and settings.  Students learn to take medical histories, perform physical examinations, order/perform diagnostic procedures and develop patient management plans. Patient education, counseling, and health risk appraisal are also important aspects of physician assistant education and practice, as is preparation for responsibilities related to the prescribing of medications. Students and graduates are educated and employed in settings such as private and group practices, hospitals, managed care settings, nursing homes, rural and urban out-patient clinics, correctional facilities, medical research facilities, and health administration.

    Physician assistants (PAs) are well utilized in health care because of the accessible, quality, cost effective care they provide. The physician assistant profession’s contribution to providing primary and specialty care services to underserved areas and populations is well recognized. In keeping with this commitment, PA education at Stony Brook is heavily directed toward preparing students to work in areas of medical need.

    The physician assistant program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) and the New York State Department of Education. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for physician assistants, administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

    Admission Requirements

    The program Web site, https://healthtechnology.stonybrookmedicine.edu/programs/pa/elpa is the definitive source of information on admissions and provides comprehensive information on the program. For questions that are not addressed by the Website, please contact the program directly.

    Candidates for the physician assistant program must also meet the admission requirements of the School of Health Technology and Management. The requirements may be fulfilled through previously completed college studies.

    In addition to the general academic requirements for graduate status in the school, the program specifies that fulfillment of the natural science requirement consists of completion of six courses in the biological sciences to include two courses in biology, one in genetics, one in microbiology, one in anatomy, and one in physiology.  In addition, the completion of four courses in chemistry to include two courses in general chemistry, one in organic chemistry, and one biochemistry.  Courses should be designated for science majors.  Preference for interview is given to applicants who will have completed all admissions requirements by the time of interview, whose courses are within seven years of application, and who apply early in the cycle.  

    The program also requires a minimum of 1,000 hours of direct patient care experience.  This requirement can be fulfilled by paid or volunteer experience as an EMT, medical assistant, emergency room technician, etc.  For an application, please visit www.caspaonline.org . A required supplemental application is also required and can be found under the program materials section on the CASPA website.

    Program Requirements

    The following professional courses must be completed prior to graduation from the Physician Assistant program:

    Didactic Courses
    Course # Title Credits
     HAP 501  Community Health and Service Learning for Physician Assistant   2
     HAP 504  Professional Practice Issues  2
     HAP 509 Integrative System Physiology  4 
     HAP 510  Clinical Laboratory Medicine  3
     HAP 512  Principles of Clinical Pharmacology  6
     HAP 516  Problem Based Learning (PBL)  1
     HAP 518  Medical Director Presentation Rounds  .5 
     HAP 521  Clinical Medicine I  5
     HAP 522  Clinical Medicine II  7 
     HAP 523  Clinical Medicine III  6
     HAP 524  Clinical Medicine IV  9 
     HAP 528  Genitourinary, Sexual and Reproductive Health  4 
     HAP 532  Diagnostic Imaging  2
     HAP 534  Introduction to Clinical Psychiatry  3
     HAP 545  Ethics and Health Care for PAs  3
     HAP 549  Clinical Skills for the PA Student  1
     HAP 551  Research Design and Evidence Based Medicine  2
     HAP 561  Masters Project I  1
     HAP 562  Masters Project II  1
     HAP 563  Masters Project III  1
     HBA 561  Human Gross Anatomy  5
     HBP 511  Pathobiology  3
    Clinical Courses
    Course # Title Credits
     HAP 570  Internal Medicine Clerkship  5
     HAP 571  Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship  5
     HAP 572  General Surgery Clerkship  5
     HAP 574  Emergency Medicine Clerkship  5 
     HAP 575  Psychiatry Clerkship  4
     HAP 576  Medicine Preceptorship  5
     HAP 577  Pediatric Preceptorship  5 
     HAP 579  Geriatrics Clerkship  5 
     HAP 580  Orthopedic Clerkship  4 
     HAP 581  Clinical Elective  4 

    Special Academic Requirements

    In addition to the academic policies of the school, each of the following didactic courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C before a student is permitted to enter clinical clerkships:

    Course # Title Credits
     HAP 509  Integrative Systems Physiology  4
     HBA 561 Human Gross Anatomy  5 
     HBP 511 Pathobiology  3 

    Each of the following didactic courses must be passed with a minimum grade of B-:

    Course # Title Credits
     HAP 501  Community Health and Service Learning for Physician Assistant  2 
     HAP 504  Professional Practice Issues  2 
     HAP 510  Clinical Laboratory Medicine  3 
     HAP 512  Principles of Clinical Pharmacology   6
     HAP 521  Clinical Medicine I   5
     HAP 522 Clinical Medicine II  7
     HAP 523  Clinical Medicine III  6
     HAP 524 Clinical Medicine IV  9
     HAP 528  Genitourinary, Sexual and Reproductive Health  4
     HAP 532  Diagnostic Imaging  2 
     HAP 534  Introduction to Clinical Psychiatry  3 
     HAP 545  Ethics and Health Care for PAs  3 
     HAP 549  Clinical Skills for the PA Student  1 
     HAP 551  Research Design and Evidence Based Medicine  2
     HAP 561  Masters Project I  1 
     HAP 562  Masters Project II  1 
     HAP 563  Masters Project III  1 

    These didactic courses are graded Satisfactory/Fail 

    Course # Title Credits
     HAP 516 Problem Based Learning (PBL)  1
     HAP 518  Medical Director Presentation Rounds   .5
     HAP 549 Clinical Skills for the PA Student  1

    In addition to the academic policies of the school, each of the following clinical courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C before a student is permitted to graduate. 

    Course # Title Credits
     HAP 570  Internal Medicine Clerkship  5
     HAP 571  Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship  5
     HAP 572  General Surgery Clerkship  5
     HAP 574  Emergency Medicine Clerkship  5 
     HAP 575  Psychiatry Clerkship  4
     HAP 576  Medicine Preceptorship  5
     HAP 577  Pediatric Preceptorship  5 
     HAP 579  Geriatrics Clerkship  5 
     HAP 580  Orthopedic Clerkship  4 
     HAP 581  Clinical Elective  4 

    A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required to remain in good academic standing. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average for all clinical clerkships, and successfully complete all summative evaluation requirements.

  • Post-Professional Physician Assistant, MS

    Post-Professional Physician Assistant Program Leading to the Master of Science Degree

    Program Director: Lynn-Timko-Swaim 

    As providers of medical care and members of the health care team, PAs must respond to new standards of practice, evolving delivery systems, changes in reimbursement procedures, shifts in population demographics, and the opportunities and challenges of technology. This part-time graduate program provides an opportunity for PAs to meet these challenges while obtaining their Master of Science degree. The Stony Brook Post-Professional Masters Program (PPMP) increases the depth and breadth of student medical knowledge beyond that attained during entry level PA education and prepares graduates for career advancement and leadership in areas such as administration, management, education and research. Optimally, this results in improved services to the patients and the communities that PPMP graduates serve.

    To satisfy program degree requirements, each student must complete a minimum of 30 credits including 18 required credits in the core curriculum and 12 elective credits. Core courses include evidence based medicine, ethics and health care, contemporary issues in health care delivery, clinical pharmacology, research writing, and clinical prevention and population health. Elective courses offer each student the opportunity to tailor the program to both his/her work setting and personal interests. The PPMP is offered in a fully online format. 

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have graduated from an ARC-PA accredited PA Program. Current NCCPA certification is required and an overall GPA of 3.0 is preferred. Applications and complete program information can be accessed online on the program’s website

    Program Requirements

    Candidates must complete a minimum of 30 credits within five years. All core and elective requirements must be satisfied while maintaining a minimum program GPA of 3.0. 

    Core Courses

    Candidates must complete the six core courses listed below (18 credits):

    Course # Title Credits
    HAP 505 Contemporary Issues in  Health Care Delivery 3
    HAP 511 Clinical Pharmacology Seminar for Physician Assistants 3
    HAP 541 Principles and Practices of Clinical Prevention and Population Health 3
    HAP 545 Ethics and Health Care 3
    HAP 552 Evidence Based Medicine: Evaluating and Applying Clinical Research 3
    HAP 554 Medical and Research Writing for Health Professionals 3

    Electives

    In addition to those courses listed below, many courses in the SHTM Advanced Certificate in Health Care Management program and Advanced Certificate in Nutrition program can be used to fulfill elective requirements in the PA PPMP. These courses are described in the appropriate Advanced Certificate program section this Bulletin. Registration for elective courses may require the permission of the certificate program director. An added feature of the PA PPMP program is that students can apply for and complete the Advanced Certificate in Nutrition while enrolled in the PA PPMP.

    Candidates must complete four elective courses (12 credits) from among the following and/or courses in the Department of HCPM:

    Course # Title Credits
    HAP 538 Clinical Aspects of Palliative Care
    HAP 539  Hospice and Palliative Care Policy Issues 3
    HAP 556 Teaching Strategies 3
    HAP 557 Introduction to Clinical Informatics
    HAP 558 Epidemiology 3
    HAP 588 Practicum 3
    HAP 559 Complementary and Integrative Medicine 3

    Registration for the Practicum (HAP 588) requires permission from the PPMP program director, and three to six credits of tutorial work in the areas of research, education, or administration. 

  • Respiratory Care, BS

    Program in Respiratory Care Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

    Program Chair: Lisa Johnson 

    The respiratory care program offers a full-time upper-division program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Stony Brook freshmen are given the option to declare respiratory care as a lower-division major.

    Respiratory therapists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart, lung, and sleep disorders. They work with a wide variety of patients, from premature infants to the elderly. They provide services in many settings including hospitals, clinics, physician offices, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Many are also taking advantage of opportunities in diagnostic labs (such as sleep, cardiac catheterization and pulmonary function) and in-home health care. Individuals who graduate from the program are employed as clinicians, managers, educators and researchers.

    The respiratory care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) [www.coarc.com] located at 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835. The respiratory care program is also an education program approved by the New York State Department of Education. Stony Brook University is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accreditation (last reaffirmed 11/19/09) located at 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, Telephone: (267) 284–5000, www.msche.org. Graduates of the respiratory care program are eligible to sit for national board exams offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. (www.nbrc.org/) and may pursue state licensure.

    The school’s Certificate of Professional Achievement and the University’s baccalaureate degree are awarded upon satisfactory completion of all coursework.

    Admission Requirements

    Candidates for the respiratory care program must meet the upper-division admission requirements of the School of Health Technology and Management. The requirements may be fulfilled through previously completed college studies.

    In addition to the general academic requirements for junior status in the School of Health Technology and Management, candidates must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and a minimum science GPA of 2.0. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Minimum required courses include: 3 credits English composition; 3 credits of arts; 3 credits of humanities; 3 credits of introductory (100 level) and 3 credits of intermediate or higher (200 – 400 level) social and behavioral sciences; 8 credits of anatomy and physiology (preffered) or; 8 credits of chemistry with labs, 4 credits of physics with a lab, and 3 credits of statistics. Science courses less than 10 years old are preferred. The program also requires students to be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) offered by the American Heart Association (valid certification card required) prior to starting clinical rotations.   An additional physics course with lab, logical and critical reasoning, and introductory and intermediate psychology courses are recommended. Science courses designated for science majors are preferred.

    To advance to junior status, Stony Brook students who declared a respiratory care major as freshmen must meet the requirements described above and successfully complete HAT 210 with a grade of B or higher.

    Program Requirements

    All respiratory care students must complete the following courses for successful completion of the upper-division program leading to the baccalaureate degree.

    Basic Science/Other Health Technology and Management Courses
    Course # Title Credits
     HAS 332 Management Concepts for Allied Health Professionals  1
     HAS 351 Research Literacy/Research Design  1
     HAS 355 Integrative Systems Physiology   4
     HAS 363 Computer Literacy for Health Professionals  1
     HAS 490 Research Tutorial  2
     HBA 461 Regional Human Anatomy  5
     HBP 310 Pathology  3
    Professional Courses (Junior Year)
    Course # Title Credits
     HAT 304  Cardiopulmonary Physiology  4
     HAT 306  Patient Evaluation  2
     HAT 315  Pharmacology  4
     HAT 320  Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Treatment I  3
     HAT 330  Pulmonary Pathology  3
     HAT 331  Respiratory Care Techniques I  3
     HAT 332  Respiratory Care Techniques II  3
     HAT 333  Pulmonary Diagnostic Techniques  3
     HAT 340  Cardiovascular Clinical*  2
     HAT 350  Basic Respiratory Care Clinical*  4
     HAT 353  Pulmonary Diagnostic Clinical*  2
     HAT 470  Polysomnographic Technology I  3
     HAT 475 Polysomnographic Technology I Clinical*  2
     HAT 487 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Clinical*  2
    Professional Courses (Senior Year)
    Course # Title Credits
     HAT 335  Medical Ethics  2
     HAT 410  Introduction to Clinical Education  2
     HAT 411  Clinical Teaching in Respiratory Care*  4
     HAT 415  Respiratory Care Techniques IV  2
     HAT 420  Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Treatment II   3
     HAT 431  Respiratory Care Techniques III  4
     HAT 432  Perinatal Respiratory Care  4
     HAT 450  Critical Care Clinical*  5
     HAT 451  Perinatal Care Clinical*  4
     HAT 482  Physiologic Monitoring Clinical*  2
     HAT 494  Respiratory Care Board Review  1

    *Clinical practice consists of full-time clinical instruction and practice at the clinical affiliates and other affiliated patient-care facilities.

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