Courses offered at (KMTC) Kenya Medical Training Colleges in Kenya

COURSES OFFERED AT KMTC

Courses offered at Kenya Medical Training Colleges in Kenya

To enroll in a Certificate course at KMTC, you must have the least grade of C- in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations with specialized qualifications in cluster topics (KCSE). You must have a minimum grade of C with particular credentials in cluster courses to be considered for Diploma programs.

Candidates for upgrading courses must hold a certificate in the relevant discipline, whilst candidates for Higher Diploma Programmes must have completed a Diploma course as per the standards.

Diploma Courses

Diploma with a C average (or equivalent) in English, Kiswahili, Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Sciences.

Period of 3 years except for Community Health Nursing, which is a three-and-a-half-year program.

Academic Programme 

Course

 

Duration

 

Minimum Entry Requirements

DiplomaClinical Medicine and Surgery3 yearsKCSE mean grade of C with

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

Medical Laboratory Sciences3 years 

Mean   Grade   C,   C   in   English

Or Kiswahili, Biology/Biological

Sciences and Chemistry/Physical

Sciences

C in either Physics/Physical Sciences

or Mathematics

 

Diploma in Medical

Laboratory (Upgrading

from Certificate to

Diploma)

2 years 

Certificate in Medical Laboratory

Sciences from a recognized

institution and Registered with

KMLTTB

Orthopaedic and Trauma Medicine (Pre- service)3 yearsMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili, C in

Biology/Biological Sciences and Mathematics or Physics/Physical Sciences

C- in any one of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture

Orthopaedic and Trauma Medicine (Upgrading from

Certificate to Diploma

2 yearsCertificate in Orthopaedic and Trauma Medicine/Certificate in Orthopaedic Plaster Technology
Community Oral Health3 yearsAn average C or above. Grade C or credit in English and Biology or Biological Sciences.

C- or credit in any two of the following: Chemistry, Physics or Physical Science, Mathematics.

Radiography and Imaging3 yearsMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Physics/Physical Sciences and Biology/Biological Sciences.

C- in any one of the following:- Mathematics, Chemistry

Health Records and Information Technology (Pre- service)3 yearsMean Grade of C, with C in English/Kiswahili, C- in Mathematics and D+ in Biology/Biological Sciences. C- in any of the following: Physics / Physical Sciences, Chemistry, General Sciences, Computer Studies, Agriculture, Home Science, Economics, Geography, Commerce and Business Studies
Health Records and Information Technology (Upgrading from Certificate to Diploma)2 yearsCertificate in Health Records and Information Technology
Pharmacy3 yearsMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili, Chemistry/Physical Sciences and Biology or Biological Sciences

C in any one of the following: – Physics/ Physical Sciences or Mathematics

Dental Technology3 yearsKCSE Mean grade of C, with C in English or

Kiswahili, and Physical Sciences or Physics or Chemistry. C- in Biology and any one of the following:- Metal work, Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry

Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (Upgrading from Enrolled Community Health Nurse)1 ½ yearsCertificate in Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nursing (KECHN) and registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya
Kenya Registered Community Health

Nursing (Upgrading from Enrolled Community Health Nursing)

2 yearsCertificate      in      Enrolled

Community Health Nursing.

Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (Upgrading from Enrolled Nurse /Midwife)2 yearsCertificate in Midwifery, Registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya
Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (Pre-service)3 yearsKCSE minimum aggregate C with the following specific requirements: C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences. C- in Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics / Physical Sciences
Kenya Registered Nursing Mental Health and Psychiatry Nursing3 yearsKCSE minimum aggregate C with the following specific requirements: C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences. C- in Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics / Physical Sciences
Kenya Registered Nurse3 yearsKCSE minimum aggregate C with the following specific requirements: C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences. C- in Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics / Physical Sciences
Kenya Registered Nurse/Mid- wifery

(KRN/M)

3 yearsKCSE minimum aggregate C with the following specific requirements: C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences. C- in Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics / Physical Sciences
 

Public Health (Pre- service)

3 yearsMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences

C- in Mathematics and any one of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry

Public Health (Upgrading from Certificate to Diploma)2 yearsCertificate in Public Health (Environmental Health Sciences)
Nutrition & Dietetics (Upgrading from Certificate to Diploma)2 yearsCertificate in Nutrition and Dietetics. Two years working experience
Nutrition & Dietetics (Pre-service)3 yearsKCSE Aggregate Grade C-, with C- in English or Kiswahili, and Biology or Biological Sciences. D+ in Chemistry/Physical Sciences, D in any one of the following: Physics, Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture, General Sciences or Business Studies
Occupational Therapy3 yearsKCSE Mean grade of C, with C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology or Biological Sciences. C- in any one of the following: Physics / Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Agriculture or Home Science
Health Promotion3 yearsKCSE Mean Grade of C, C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology/ Biological Sciences, D+ in any one of the following: Mathematics, Physics/Physical Science or Chemistry
Orthopaedic Technology3 yearsKCSE with Mean Grade of C , with C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology/ Biological Sciences, D+ in any of the following: Physics/Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Woodwork, Metalwork or Technical Drawing
Optometry3 yearsMean Grade C, C in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics

C- in the following: – Biology/ Biological Sciences, Physics/Physical Sciences

Physiotherapy3 yearsKCSE minimum aggregate of C with C in English or Kiswahili, C- in Biology. C- in any two of the following:- Chemistry, Physics/Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Medical Engineering Technology (Pre- service)3 yearsMean 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
Medical Engineering Technology (Upgrading from Certificate to Diploma)2 yearsCertificate in Medical Engineering Technology OR an equivalent from a recognized institution

 

Higher Diploma Courses

Academic programmeCourseDurationMinimum Entry Requirements
Higher DiplomaPediatrics12 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery18 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
Family Health18 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
Dermatology and Venereology18 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
Chest Medicine18 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and Neck Surgery18 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
Reproductive Health18 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
Anaesthesia18 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
Mental Health and Psychiatry18 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
Ophthalmology Advanced Refraction and Low Vision18 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
Oncology and Palliative care18 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
Audiology and Hearing Care Technology18 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
Emergency and Critical

Care Medicine

18 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
Orthopaedics18 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
General Ophthalmology18 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council
Addictive Sciences12 monthsDiploma / Degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council

Certificate Course

A minimum aggregate of C- is required, along with a corresponding mix of other subjects for a period of 2 years, with the exception of nursing, which takes two and a half (2 ½ ) years.

Academic ProgrammeCourseDurationMinimum Entry Requirements
CertificateOrthopaedic and Trauma Medicine2 yearsMean Grade C-, C- In English or Kiswahili,

and D+ in Biology/ Biological Sciences

D+ in any one of the following:, Mathematics, Physics/Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Woodwork, Metal work, Technical Drawing, Home Science, Agriculture

Health Records and Information Technology2 yearsMean Grade C-, C- in English or Kiswahili, D in

Biology/Biological Sciences.

D- in Mathematics and  D+  in  any  one  of the following: Physics / Physical Sciences, Chemistry, General Sciences, Computer Studies, Agriculture, Home Science, Economics, Geography, Commerce and Business Studies

Health Records and Information Technology (In service category)2 yearsKCSE Mean grade D+, with D+ in English or Kiswahili, D- in Mathematics. Working experience of 2 years in a Health Records and Information Department. Recommendation letter from Health Records & Information Officer in charge of the facility & Letter of appointment to the current position
Enrolled Community Health Nursing2 yearsKCSE Mean grade of C-,

C- in Kiswahili or English & Biology or Biological Sciences. D+ in any one of the following: Chemistry or Physical Science or Physics or Mathematics

Public Health2 yearsKCSE Mean Grade of C-, with C- in English or Kiswahili, D+ in Biology / Biological Sciences, D in Mathematics and; D in any one of the following: Home Science, Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture, Building Construction, Technical Drawing, Electricity or Wood Work
Nutrition & Dietetics2 yearsKCSE Aggregate Grade D+, with D+ in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences. D in Chemistry/Physical Sciences. D in any one of the following: Physics, Mathematics, General Science, Home Science, Agriculture or Business Studies
Community Health Assistant2 yearsKCSE Mean Grade of C-, with D+ in English or Kiswahili, D+ in Biology OR Biological sciences. D in any of the following; Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Physical Sciences or Foundation course in Community Health
Health Promotion for the Deaf (CHPD), deaf students only2 yearsKCSE Mean Grade D+, with D+ in English or Kiswahili or Kenya Sign Language, D in Biology and any one of the following: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Agriculture, Social Studies or C.R.E/I.R.E
Medical Engineering Technology2 yearsKCSE Mean Grade of C-, with C- In English or Kiswahili, D in Mathematics and D in Physics/Physical Sciences or Chemistry. D in any one of the following: – Chemistry, Biology/Biological Sciences, Electricity, Metal Work, Technical Drawing

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