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A public lecture with presenters from Uganda and the United States of America was held on the 21st June 2018 at the University’s Kampala Campus.

Dr. Michelle Cathorall, Assistant Professor & Public Health Program Director together with senior students from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville (SIUE) discussed: “The professional preparation of public health students at SIUE”. With focus on service learning courses and the senior project courses senior students are required to complete.

During this presentation a brief example of a senior project was presented.

Dr. Kathryn Brady, an Associate Professor in Speech Pathology and Audiology Program at SIUE discussed the field of speech-language pathology. In her presentation she put emphasis on:

  • Introduction to communication disorders and clinical practice
  • Overview of the Education and training process for speech-language pathologists
  • The role of faculty and staff in the speech-language pathology program in terms of teaching, research, and service.

The main goal of this lecture was to acquaint listeners with the nature and scope of the field in both clinical and academic settings.

Ms. Zawedde Deborah, Manager Vocational Training Centre for The Deaf, Uganda Association of the Deaf, Mukono presented: “Perspectives of language and speech disorders as portrayed by the persons with language and speech disorders, parents, teachers, and speech pathologist.”

After the three presentations and reactions, the Vice Chancellor called upon all faculties to find ways in which they can include Speech and Language learning in to the existing programs or even create a completely new program which Ndejje University can pilot.

In his conclusion the VC, thanked Dr. S. Mbooge for helping establish the partnership between Ndejje University and Southern Illinois University. He farther thanked the presenters for the new rich knowledge they had given to the lecture participants.

See all presentations here.

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