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About Kenya Medical Training College

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All courses in the college are hosted in respective faculties and departments according to their relevance. The Nairobi campus host headship of all faculties while the rest of the campuses have heads of departments.

Academic Courses

Higher Diploma in:
    Intensive Care/Critical care Nursing
    Psychiatric Nursing
    Ophthalmic Nursing
    Community Health Nursing
    Food Science and Inspection
    Occupational Health and Safety
    Solid Waste Management
b) Higher Diploma in Health Education and Promotion
c) Higher Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences:
d) Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine and surgery:
e) Higher Diploma in Medical Education
f) Higher Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences (ULTRASOUND)
Post Basic Certificate in Ultrasound and Image Pattern Analysis (USIPA)
g) Higher Diploma in Medical Engineering
h) Higher Diploma in pharmacy
i) Higher Diploma in community Health and HIV/AIDS care
j) Higher Diploma in Sensory Integration

Diploma Courses
1. Diploma in Clinical Medicine
2. Diploma in Community Oral Health
3. Diploma in Community Nutrition
4. Diploma in Dental Technology
5. Diploma in Health Records and Information Technology
6. Diploma in Community Health Nursing
7. Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences
8. Diploma in Neurophysiology Technology
9. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
10. Diploma in Occupational Therapy
11. Diploma in Optical Technology
12. Diploma in Orthopedic Technology
13. Diploma in Pharmacy
14. Diploma in Physiotherapy
15. Diploma in Medical Engineering
16. Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences

Certificate Courses
1. Enrolled Community Health Nursing
2. Health Records and Information Technology
3. Medical Engineering Technology
4. Certificate in Community Nutrition

Short Courses in:
1. Academic Department
2. Pharmacy
3. Orthopaedic
4. Orthopaedic
5. Medical Labaratory
6. Nursing
7. Medical Education


The Faculty of Clinical Sciences, the oldest, comprises clinical medicine and pharmacy departments.

The faculty of Public Health Sciences has most departments, namely: Environmental Health Sciences; Health Education; Medical Engineering; Community Oral Health and Nutrition. To keep track of medical trends, the faculty of Research and Information was established, with four departments: Medical Education; Health Records and Information; Information Technology and Counseling.

Curved from the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, the Nursing Faculty is the newest, and could soon be the biggest. The Faculty of Rehabilitative Sciences includes Dental Technology and Orthopedics Technology departments.

The support and service departments include administration, catering, information technology, skillslab, maintenance, hostels and the library.

New Courses
To keep abreast with market changes, the college has introduced several courses.
 For instance, a three-year diploma programme in Optical Technology has already kicked off at the Occupational Therapy department. Targeting Form Four leavers, the lucrative course will fill a vacuum that has existed in Africa for a long time. KMTC becomes the second training institution in Africa, after Tanzania, to offer the course that will enable graduates to assess visual defects and fabricate visual devices to correct them.

    Vision Therapy - A one-year post basic course, this full time programme initially targets graduates of clinical medicine, occupational therapy, and nurses to make them vision therapists. This means graduates can run rehabilitation programmes for people with visual impairments.

    Sensory Integration Therapy - A one-year postgraduate diploma course, the work-based programme targets occupational therapists, nurses, physiotherapists and nurses to enable them apply what they read in class to their work environment. The course does not change one's career but gives one skills to be able to deal with persons with brain injuries.

Ultra sound - This is a one-year higher national diploma course. The full-time programme that is taught at the medical imaging department will enable graduates to scan organs of the body using specialised equipments.

    Ophthalmic Nursing- This is a one-year post diploma course. The full-time programme for regular and self-sponsored students targets nurses to enable them diagnose, treat and refer patients with eye problems as well as give them health education.

Kenya Medical Training College is privileged to be one of the Government institutions considered by prospective bursary organizations. A few needy students benefit from his sponsorship which does not cover the entire fee requirements. The allocation of bursary is normally done through a bursary committee. The sponsor's organizations include:
    Rattansi Educational Trust – This gives partial sponsorship on annual basis.
    Toyotta Foundation – This gives full sponsorship on annual basis. It is based on merit i.e. one has to do a test. It gives sponsorship to needy student in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu MTCs only.
    Ismail Rehumtulla Trust – This organization gives partial sponsorship on annual basis.
    Central Development Fung (CDF) – This body gives sponsorship on individual students' basis. The students liaise with the body and make arrangements on the sponsorship
    Ministry of Health (MoH) – This body gives sponsorship on individual students' basis. The students liaise with the body and make arrangements on the sponsorship


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