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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; and describe the neurological basis of hearing, expressive and receptive language, speech and swallowing.


Topics include 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).