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Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma Courses at KMTC: Qualifications & Entry Requirements

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Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma Courses at KMTC: Qualifications & Entry Requirements

Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) offers a diverse range of healthcare courses, including Certificate, Diploma, and Higher Diploma programs. Each category caters to individuals aspiring to join the medical and healthcare field, providing comprehensive training and education.

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Here’s the Full list of medical courses offered by KMTC along with their specific minimum entry requirements:

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Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma Courses at KMTC: Qualifications & Entry Requirements

PRESERVICE COURSES (FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES)

Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics

  • Mean Grade C-
  • D+ in English or Kiswahili and D+ in Biology/Biological Sciences
  • D+ in Chemistry/Physical Science
  • D in any one of the following: Home Science, Agriculture, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Sciences, General Science

Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili, and C in Biology/Biological Sciences
  • C- in Chemistry/Physical Sciences
  • C- in any one of the following: Mathematics, Physics/Physical Sciences

Diploma in Health Records and Information Technology

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Mathematics
  • D+ in Biology/Biological Sciences
  • C- in any one of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Studies, Agriculture, Home Science, Economics, Geography, Commerce, Business Studies

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences and Chemistry/Physical Sciences
  • C in any one of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Mathematics

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Diploma in Physiotherapy

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology
  • C- in any two of the following: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics/Physical Sciences

Diploma in Medical Engineering

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics and Physics/Physical Sciences
  • C- in any one of the following: Biology/Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Electricity, Metal Work, Technical Drawing

Diploma in Public Health

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences
  • C- in Mathematics and any one of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry

Diploma in Health Promotion

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology/Biological Sciences
  • D+ in any one of the following: Mathematics, Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma Courses at KMTC: Qualifications & Entry Requirements
Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma Courses at KMTC: Qualifications & Entry Requirements

Diploma in Medical Social Work

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology/Biological Sciences
  • C- in any one of the following: Chemistry, Physics/Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture, Business Studies, Geography, History, CRE, and IRE

Diploma in Occupational Therapy

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology/Biological Sciences
  • C- in any one of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Agriculture, Home Science

Diploma in Community Oral Health

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences
  • C- in any two of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics

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Diploma in Dental Technology

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and Physics/Physical Sciences or Chemistry
  • C- in Biology/Biological Sciences and in any one of the following: Metal Work, Physics, Physical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics

Diploma in Optometry

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics
  • C- in the following: Biology/Biological Sciences, Physics/Physical Sciences

Diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing & Midwifery

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences
  • C- in any one of the following: Chemistry or Physics/Physical Science or Mathematics

Diploma in Radiography & Imaging (Medical Imaging Sciences)

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and Physics/Physical Sciences and Biology/Biological Sciences
  • C- in any one of the following: Mathematics, Chemistry

Diploma in Pharmacy

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and Chemistry/Physical Science and Biology or Biological Sciences
  • C in any one of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences or Mathematics

Diploma in Registered Nursing, Mental Health & Psychiatry

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences
  • C- in any one of the following: Chemistry or Physics/Physical Science or Mathematics

Diploma in Orthopaedic & Trauma Medicine

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili, C in Biology/Biological Sciences
  • C- in any one of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics

Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology/Biological Sciences
  • D+ in any one of the following: Physics/Physical Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Woodwork, Metal Work, Technical Drawing

Diploma in Health Counselling

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and D+ in Biology/Biological Sciences
  • C- in any one of the following: Religious Studies or History

Diploma in Community Health Nursing

  • Mean Grade C
  • C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences
  • C- in any one of the following: Chemistry, Physics/Physical Science, Mathematics

Diploma in Community Health

  • Mean Grade of C (Plain)
  • C- in English or Kiswahili, D+ in Biology/Biological Sciences
  • D in any one of the following: Mathematics, Chemistry, Home science, Agriculture, Physics or Physical Science.

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

Diploma in Community Health Nursing (Distance Learning)

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  • Certificate in Community Health Nursing (KECN) with registration by the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • 2 Years post-graduation experience
  • 2 Years
  • Garissa, Kisii

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Diploma in Public Health (Upgrading)

  • Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences
  • Two years of working experience
  • 2 Years
  • Karuri, Lake Victoria, Kuria
Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma Courses at KMTC: Qualifications & Entry Requirements
Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma Courses at KMTC: Qualifications & Entry Requirements

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Upgrading)

  • Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences with registration by the KMLTTB
  • 2 Years
  • Lake Victoria (Full Time)

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL ENGINEERING

Diploma in Medical Engineering (Upgrading)

  • Certificate in Medical Engineering
  • 2 Years
  • Kilifi, Loitokitok, and Meru

DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION & DIETETICS

Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics (Upgrading)

  • Holder of a Certificate in Community Nutrition/Nutrition & Dietetics/Food Science & Nutrition
  • KNEC Certificate in Nutrition & Dietetics for TVET graduates, Registration by KNDI
  • 2 Years
  • Karen, Nyandarua, Makueni, Molo, Lodwar, and Chwele

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RECORDS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Diploma in Health Records and Information (Upgrading)

  • Certificate in Health Records and Information
  • 2 Years
  • Bondo, Isiolo, Kaptumo, Kitui, Kuria, Lugari, Manza, Mombasa, Msambweni, Muranga, Nairobi, Nakuru, Nyamache, Rachuonyo, Rera, Siaya, and Webuye

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Diploma in Community Health (Upgrading) (NEW)

  • Certificate in Community Health from KMTC
  • 2 Years
  • Manza, Rachuonyo

DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPEDIC & TRAUMA MEDICINE

Diploma in Orthopaedics and Trauma Medicine (Upgrading)

  • Certificate in Orthopaedics Plaster Technology/Certificate in Orthopaedic Trauma Medicine
  • 2 Years
  • Nairobi, Nakuru, Makindu, Kangundo, Port Reitz

DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPEDIC & TRAUMA MEDICINE

  • Diploma in Mortuary Science (Upgrading)
  • Certificate in Mortuary Science from a recognized institution
  • 2 Years
  • Nairobi

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

Higher Diploma in Nursing:

a. Critical Care Nursing

  • Diploma in Nursing or in Community Health Nursing (KRN/KRCHN), Diploma in Nursing (KRN/KRM)
  • 1 year post-diploma experience

b. Paediatric Nursing

  • Kisumu

c. Nephrology Nursing

  • Nairobi, Nakuru, and Embu

d. Family Health Nursing (Distance Learning)

  • Nairobi

e. Kenya Registered Nurse Anaesthesia

  • Kisii, Mombasa

f. Oncology Nursing

  • Mosoriot
  • 2 years (inclusive of 6 months mentorship attachment)
  • Nairobi, Kilifi

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Higher Diploma in Public Health:

a. Epidemiology

  • Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences, KRCHN, Clinical Medicine, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Health Records & Information, Community Oral Health
  • 2 years (inclusive of 6 months mentorship attachment)
  • Nairobi

b. Higher Diploma in Medical Social Work (Gender Based Violence) (NEW)

  • Diploma in Medical Social Work or Diploma/degree in Social Work with experience working in a health facility or Diploma in any health science course from Kenya Medical Training College or from any other institution recognized in Kenya
  • 2 years (inclusive of 6 months mentorship attachment)
  • Karuri

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION

Higher Diploma in Medical Education

  • Diploma in any one of the Health Care professions
  • Basic knowledge in Computer is necessary
  • 2 years (inclusive of 6 months mentorship attachment)
  • Nairobi

Higher Diploma in Addictive Sciences

  • Diploma in any health-related course from KMTC OR any other recognized institution
  • 2 years (inclusive of 6 months mentorship attachment)
  • Mathare
Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma Courses at KMTC: Qualifications & Entry Requirements
Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma Courses at KMTC: Qualifications & Entry Requirements

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Higher Diploma in Health Systems Management (Distance Learning)

  • Diploma in a Health-related course or a BSc. In a health-related course from a recognized institution
  • 2 years (inclusive of 6 months mentorship attachment)
  • Nairobi

DEPARTMENT OF RADIOGRAPHY & IMAGING

Higher Diploma in Radiography & Imaging (Ultrasonography)

  • Diploma in Radiography and Imaging (Medical Imaging Science) or its Equivalent from a recognized training institution
  • 2 years (inclusive of 6 months mentorship attachment)
  • Nairobi, Kisumu

Higher Diploma in Radiography & Imaging – (Radiation Therapy)

  • Nairobi

Higher Diploma in Radiography & Imaging – (Computed Tomography)

  • Nairobi

Higher Diploma in Radiography & Imaging – (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

  • Nairobi

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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

Higher Diploma in Physiotherapy (Orthopedic Manual Physiotherapy)

  • Practising physiotherapist registered by the Physiotherapy Council of Kenya (PCK) or other Physiotherapy regulatory bodies recognized by PCK. Must be holders of a valid practicing license
  • 2 years (inclusive of 6 months mentorship attachment)
  • Nairobi
  • Higher Diploma in Physiotherapy (Neuro-rehabilitation)
  • Higher Diploma in Physiotherapy (Pelvic Rehabilitation)
  • Higher Diploma in Physiotherapy (Cardiopulmonary)

DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Higher Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation (Distance Learning)

  • Diploma in any one of the Health Care Professions from KMTC or other recognized institutions
  • 2 years (inclusive of 6 months mentorship attachment)
  • Nairobi

DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPEDIC TECHNOLOGY

Higher Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology (Orthotics)

  • Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology
  • 2 years (inclusive of 6 months mentorship attachment)
  • Nairobi
  1. Higher Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology (Prosthetics)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROMOTION & COMMUNITY HEALTH

Higher Diploma in Community Health & HIV / Health Care

  • Diploma in any one of the Health Care professions
  • 2 years (inclusive of 6 months mentorship attachment)
  • Nairobi

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACY

Higher Diploma in Renal Pharmacy

  • Diploma in Pharmacy OR Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from an institution recognized by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board. Three Years Post Qualification Working Experience in the Medical Field. Registered with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board.
  • Applicants must have met the Minimum Entry Requirements for a Diploma in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Technology
  • 2 years (inclusive of 6 months mentorship attachment)
  • Nairobi

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DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

Higher Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics (Renal Nutrition) (NEW)

  • BSc Nutrition & Dietetics, Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics /Diploma in Community Nutrition from KMTC or any other institution recognized by KMTC
  • 2 years (inclusive of 6 months mentorship attachment)
  • Karen

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DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Higher Diploma in Occupational Therapy (Renal Rehabilitation) (NEW)

  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy from a recognized institution
  • 2 years (inclusive of 6 months mentorship attachment)
  • Nairobi
Courses Offered at KMTC: Eligibility Criteria for Certificate, Diploma, and Higher Diploma Programs
Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma Courses at KMTC: Qualifications & Entry Requirements

Short Courses

HIV Training and Counseling Services (HTS)

Description: The course prepares participants to provide comprehensive HIV Testing Services (HTS), strengthen linkage to care and treatment, and other post-test services. It defines target populations who may particularly benefit from HIV testing services (accredited by Nascop).

Target Group: Health workers, anyone interested in working in HIV/AIDS programs (minimum Diploma).

Campus: Lake Victoria, Nairobi, Kisumu, Machakos, Homa Bay, Nakuru, Mwingi, Nyeri, Kaptumo

Duration: 3 weeks

Fees: Ksh. 24,500

Adherence Counseling

Description: The course equips participants with knowledge & skills to motivate persons living with HIV/AIDS to maintain their treatment and adhere to guidelines provided.

Target Group: Those with a certificate in HTS, health or social sciences, counseling community health & development (Must have done VCT counseling).

Campus: Nairobi, Lake Victoria, Homa Bay, Machakos, Nakuru, Mwingi

Duration: 1 Week full time + 1 month practicum/mentorship

Fees: Ksh. 16,500

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Echocardiography

Description: The course enables participants to perform and interpret echocardiograms and ultrasound imaging of the heart and blood flow, gain expert understanding of the latest scientific laboratory equipment including the use of the clinical skills laboratory and echocardiographic machines.

Target Group: Radiographers, Healthcare professionals with a strong background in Anatomy & physiology.

Campus: Nairobi

Duration: 3 months (part-time)

Fees: Ksh. 90,500

Safe Phlebotomy

Description: The course gives participants knowledge and skills to perform safe phlebotomy, provide quality specimens for laboratory tests, handle phlebotomy equipment, and avoid occupational exposure.

Target Group: Laboratory technicians, technologists, scientists, medical officers, clinical officers, nurses, others with a certificate or diploma in a health-related course.

Campus: Nairobi, Port Reitz, Lake Victoria, Nyeri, Kitui, Machakos

Duration: 3 days

Fees: Ksh. 15,500

Point of Care Ultrasound for Midwives

Description: The course prepares participants to be proficient in using a computer for daily office work, a basic requirement for employment.

Target Group: Practicing midwives with a minimum qualification of Certificate in Nursing (ECHN, KRCHN, BsN).

Campus: Nairobi

Duration: 6 months full time

Fees: Ksh. 100,500

Regional Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Management

Description: This course prepares participants to perform regional blocks, manage acute pain, and improve perioperative care. They will be able to prepare and utilize nerve block equipment such as point of care ultrasound.

Target Group: HND in Anaesthesia (Clinical Medicine or Nursing).

Campus: Nairobi

Duration: 6 months full-time

Fees: Ksh. 80,500

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Upper Extremity Splinting in Occupational Therapy

Description: The course equips participants with current knowledge and skills to more efficiently manage injuries and conditions of the upper extremity through splinting.

Target Group: Practicing Occupational therapists (minimum qualification Diploma).

Campus: Nairobi

Duration: 2 weeks Blended (1 week online, 1 week on campus).

Fees: Ksh. 25,500

Community Mental Health

Description: This course prepares participants to promote mental health in the community, provide mental health ‘first aid,’ recognize and refer clients, and support recovery & integration of clients with mental health disorders.

Target Group: Community-based workers, Community Health Volunteers/assistants, religious leaders & other community gatekeepers; academic- KCPE/ability to read and write.

Campus: Mathari, Port Reitz, Muranga

Duration: 12 weeks Distance learning, with on-campus module introductory sessions.

Fees: Ksh. 25,500

International English Language Course

Description: The course is designed to prepare participants for IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and OET (Occupational English Language Test) in preparation for study/migration abroad.

Target Group: Healthcare workers and anyone interested in sitting for the International English Language Tests (IELTS & OET).

Campus: Coordinated from Nairobi

Duration: 6 weeks (online, evening classes)

Fees: Ksh. 10,000

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROMOTION & COMMUNITY HEALTH

Certificate in Community Health Extension Work (Short Course)

Description: Be a serving Community Health Assistant/Community Health Officer or have a qualification in any of the following fields:

  • Health Promotion,
  • Community Health Nurse,
  • Environmental Health,
  • Epidemiology,
  • Health Records and Information,
  • Health Systems Management,
  • Population Health,
  • Anthropology,
  • Community Development,
  • Community Health,
  • Community Oral Health,
  • Counselling,
  • Nutrition,
  • Psychology,
  • Public Health,
  • Social Work, and
  • Sociology or its equivalent field from a recognized institution.

Target Group: Health Care Workers

Campus: Nairobi

Duration: 4 Months

Fees: Ksh. 53,700

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