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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Neurological Bases of Communication (DES430)


Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks). Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe gross neuroanatomy and nervous system organization; describe how information is transferred in the nervous system by neural communication; describe basic normal nervous system development; describe various neuropathological conditions and connect their effects on communication; summarize various neuro-imaging techniques and connect their use in neurological examination; describe the neurological basis of hearing, expressive and receptive language, speech and swallowing.


Topics covered are: neuroanatomy, cellular physiology, and critical organization responsible for the development and use of verbal and non-verbal language in humans. Pre- or corequisite: Introduction to Communication Disorders (DES222). 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).