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KMTC Short Courses; Fees and campuses

KMTC Short Courses; Fees and campuses

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving and requires professionals to stay up to date with the latest trends and best practices.

To meet this need, various institutions offer specialized courses to healthcare professionals and those interested in working in healthcare.

In this essay, we will examine some of the KMTC Short Courses; Fees and campuses available in Kenya.

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KMTC Short Courses; Fees and campus

HIV Training and Counseling services (HTS)

This course aims to prepare participants to provide comprehensive HIV Testing Services (HTS) and strengthen linkage to care and treatment, as well as other post-test services. The course also focuses on defining target populations who may particularly benefit from HIV testing services.

HTS course is accredited by the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP) and is open to health workers and anyone who aspires to work in HIV/AIDS programs with a minimum diploma qualification.

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The course can be taken in various campuses, including Lake Victoria, Nairobi, Kisumu, Machakos, Homa Bay, and Nakuru, and takes three weeks to complete at a cost of KES 24,500.

Adherence Counseling

Another course available in Kenya is the Adherence Counseling course, which aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to motivate persons living with HIV/AIDS to maintain their treatment and adhere to guidelines provided.

The course is open to those with a certificate in HTS, health or social sciences, counseling, community health, and development, and who have done VCT counseling.

The course takes one week of full-time learning and one month of practicum/mentorship, and is offered in various campuses, including Nairobi, Lake Victoria, Homa Bay, Machakos, and Nakuru, at a cost of KES 16,500.

Echocardiography

For healthcare professionals interested in echocardiography, there is the Echocardiography course.

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.

Echocardiography course is open to radiographers and healthcare professionals with a strong background in anatomy and physiology. The course takes three months on a part-time basis in Nairobi at a cost of KES 90,500.

Monitoring & evaluation

The Monitoring and Evaluation course is designed to provide participants with the requisite knowledge to design and implement healthcare projects to meet the populations’ health needs and promote evidence-based decision-making.

Graduates of the course work with local and international NGOs, public and private sector projects. The course is open to project managers, project officers, project assistants, health information officers, and practitioners involved in designing, supervising, coordinating, or monitoring interventions with a minimum diploma qualification.

The course is offered in various campuses, including Siaya, Nairobi, and Murang’a, and takes four weeks of full-time learning at a cost of KES 35,500.

Healthcare Entrepreneurship

For those interested in healthcare entrepreneurship, there is the Healthcare Entrepreneurship course. The course empowers participants to become healthcare entrepreneurs or to manage their healthcare businesses profitably.

It is open to healthcare workers and those in healthcare businesses and is offered in Nairobi. The course takes two weeks to complete at a cost of KES 25,500.

Health Systems Management

The Health Systems Management course is aimed at healthcare workers with a minimum qualification of a Diploma, such as healthcare professionals, health administrators, human resources officers, procurement officers, project managers, etc.

This four-week online course, which costs KES 40,500, prepares participants to become managers in the healthcare sector.

Leadership Development Program

The Leadership Development Program is designed to build the leadership capacity of healthcare workers. Working in their real work teams, participants learn leading, managing, and governing practices that enable them to face challenges and achieve measurable results.

The program targets teams from healthcare units, who learn through implementing a leadership project chosen by their health system leaders. This course is conducted in Nairobi, with four workshops of three days each, plus mentorship and coaching between workshops. The course fee is KES 50,500.

Safe Phlebotomy

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

Safe Phlebotomy is suitable for laboratory technicians, technologists, scientists, medical officers, clinical officers, nurses, and other certificate or diploma holders in health-related courses.

The course is conducted in six different campuses across Kenya, including Nairobi, Port Reitz, Lake Victoria, Nyeri, Kitui, and Machakos. The course lasts for three days, and the fee is KES 15,500.

Exercise Physiology and Prescription. (Therapeutic)

The Exercise Physiology and Prescription (Therapeutic) course provides participants with knowledge and skills on global evidence-based standardized exercise protocols after musculoskeletal injuries.

This course is designed for physiotherapists with a minimum requirement of a Diploma in Physiotherapy. The course takes two weeks and is conducted in Nairobi. The fee is KES 15,500.

First aid and basic life support

The First Aid and Basic Life Support course is designed to empower participants to prevent and manage life-threatening emergencies.

The training follows approved international guidelines and is suitable for drivers, hoteliers, police officers, security firms, county emergency/disaster teams, teachers/carers, and more.

The course is conducted in five different campuses, including Eldoret, Makindu, Thika, Machakos, and Msambweni. The course takes two weeks on a part-time basis, and the fee is KES 10,500.

Infection Prevention and Control (with emphasis on COVID 19)

The Infection Prevention and Control course is designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge to prevent and control infections in various healthcare settings.

The course is suitable for healthcare workers, hospital support staff, hospital administrators, HTC counselors, and caregivers in general.

Its offered in various campuses across the country, including Makindu, Kitui, Nairobi, Nyeri, and Isiolo. The course runs for five days and costs KES 7,500

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation addresses the physiotherapy management of individuals with cardiac and pulmonary system dysfunction.

This two-week course is specifically designed for physiotherapists who have a minimum requirement of a Diploma in Physiotherapy. The course is offered in Nairobi and costs KES 15,500.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Healthcare professionals looking to expand their knowledge and skills in a specific area may be interested in the Vestibular Rehabilitation course, which prepares participants to manage vestibular system, dizziness, and balance disturbance disorders.

Alternatively, the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation course focuses on the physiotherapy management of a person with cardiac or pulmonary system dysfunction.

Sign Language for Health workers

There are also courses available to help healthcare workers communicate effectively with patients who are deaf. The Sign Language for Health Workers course prepares participants to communicate in sign language, helping the deaf access healthcare in line with Universal Health Coverage.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Pelvic floor rehabilitation is a two-week course that equips physiotherapists with essential skills to perform assessments in pelvic floor dysfunctions and treatment interventions using evidence-based practice techniques.

The course is offered in Nairobi and has a minimum requirement of a Diploma in Physiotherapy. The course costs KES 20,500.

Integumentary and wound care

The Integumentary and Wound Care course is designed to provide physiotherapists with the necessary skills to manage wound-related pathologies. The course covers assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.

It has a minimum requirement of a Diploma in Physiotherapy and is offered in Nairobi. The course runs for two weeks and costs KES 20,500.

Geriatric Rehabilitation

The Geriatric Rehabilitation course is aimed at physiotherapists with a minimum requirement of a Diploma in Physiotherapy. It focuses on the biopsychosocial aspects of aging, including the physical aging process, appropriate evidence-based evaluation techniques, outcome measures, and designing effective treatment plans. The course runs for two weeks at a cost of KES 15,500 and is offered on-campus in Nairobi.

Nutrition in critical care

The Nutrition in Critical Care course is designed for healthcare workers such as doctors, nurses, clinical officers, nutritionists, pharmacy technologists, lab technologists, and community health workers.

The two-week course, which costs KES 25,500, prepares participants to assess the nutritional needs of critically ill patients, formulate appropriate nutritional interventions, and apply an integrated approach to managing critically ill patients.

The course is offered in two campuses, Makueni and Thika.

Point of Care Ultrasound in Midwifery

The Point of Care Ultrasound in Midwifery course is tailored for practicing midwives with a minimum qualification of a Certificate in Nursing (ECHN, KRCHN, BsN). The six-month full-time course, which costs KES 100,500, prepares participants to be proficient in using a computer for daily office work, which is a basic requirement for employment. The course is offered on-campus in Nairobi.

Peadiatric Neurorehabilitation

The Peadiatric Neurorehabilitation course is designed to provide physiotherapists with evidence-based essential skills in the treatment of children with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and cognitive impairments. The KMTC Short Courses runs for two weeks at a KMTC Short Courses; Fees and campus of KES 15,500. It is offered on-campus in Nairobi.

Upper Extremity Splinting in Occupational Therapy

The Upper Extremity Splinting in Occupational Therapy course equips practicing occupational therapists (minimum qualification diploma) with current knowledge and skills to more efficiently manage injuries and conditions of the upper extremity through splinting. The two-week blended course (one week online and one week on-campus) costs KES 25,000 and is offered on-campus in Nairobi.

Regional Anaesthesia and Acute pain management

The Regional Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Management course prepares participants with a Higher National Diploma in anaesthesia (Clinical Medicine or Nursing) to perform regional blocks, manage acute pain, and improve perioperative care. The six-month course costs KES 80,000 and is on-campus in Nairobi.

Community Health Extension Work course.

This course targets individuals who have qualifications in fields such as:

– health promotion,

– community health nurse,

– environmental health,

– epidemiology,

– health records and information,

– health systems management,

– population health,

– anthropology,

– community development,

– public health

Others include; community oral health, counseling, nutrition, psychology, social work, and sociology, or its equivalent from a recognized institution.

The course aims to prepare students to become community health assistants or community health officers. It is specifically for CHEWs working with County Governments, holders of health-related certificates, or diplomas.

The course is delivered through e-learning mode and takes four months to complete, with a fee of KES 52,000.

Community Mental Health course.

This course is for community-based workers, community health volunteers/assistants, religious leaders, and other community gatekeepers.

The course targets individuals with academic qualifications such as KCPE or the ability to read and write. It aims to prepare participants to promote mental health in the community, provide mental health ‘first aid,’ recognize and refer clients, and support the recovery and integration of clients with mental health disorders.

The course runs for 12 weeks and is delivered through distance learning, with on-campus module introductory sessions. The fee for the course is KES 25,500.

International English Language Course

Lastly, among the KMTC Short Courses is an International English Language Course. This course targets healthcare workers and anyone interested in sitting for the International English Language Tests (IELTS & OET).

The course prepares participants for IELTS and OET in preparation for study/migration abroad. The course is offered in Nairobi runs for six weeks through online evening classes. The fees for the course is KES 10,000.

In conclusion, the institution offers a variety of courses designed to cater to the diverse needs of its students. The courses vary in duration, mode of delivery, and fees.

It is evident from the KMTC Short Courses and Fees that the institution commits itself to providing quality education to individuals from different backgrounds to improve their professional development and enable them to make a positive impact in their respective fields.

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