Short Courses Offered at KMTC


Short Courses Offered at KMTC

Kenya Medical Training College offers a variety of medical courses including short courses. Short courses are offered to individuals, corporates or tailor-made for organizations. Enroll today to meet your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements and remain relevant in your profession. Application can be made online by logging in to the KMTC portal – available at and choose the option short courses and follow the steps as prompted by the system.

Individuals and groups such as corporate bodies, companies and government ministries interested in any course or courses can make a written request for arrangements to be made.




DescriptionTarget GroupDuration
HIV Testing Services (HTS)


The course prepares participants to provide comprehensive HIV Testing Services (HTS), strengthen linkage to care and treatment and other post-test services, define target populations who may particularly benefit from HIV testing services (accredited by NASCOP)Health workers OR anyone interested in working in HIV/AIDS programs (minimum Diploma in any health related field)3 weeks
EchocardiographyThe course enables the 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 use of the clinical skills laboratory and echocardiographic machinesRadiographers OR Healthcare

professionals with a background in medical physiology


3 Months (part-time) (Thursday, Friday & Saturday)

Monitoring & evaluationThe course provides participants with    requisite    knowledge to design and implement healthcare projects to meet the populations’ health needs, and promote evidence-based decision-making. Graduates work with local & international NGOs, public & private sector projectsProject Managers, Project Officers, Project Assistants, Health Information Officers, practitioners involved in designing, supervising, coordinating

or monitoring interventions (minimum Diploma in any health related field)


4 weeks (full



7 Weeks (part- time)


Healthcare EntrepreneurshipThis course empowers participants to become healthcare entrepreneurs or to manage their healthcare businesses profitablyHealthcare workers and those in healthcare business


1 week fulltime & 1 week practicum



The course gives participants knowledge and skills to perform safe phlebotomy, provide quality   specimens for laboratory tests, handle phlebotomy equipment and avoid occupational exposureLaboratory Technicians, Technologists, Scientists, Medical Officers, Clinical Officers, Nurses, other certificate or diploma holders in health related courses3 days


This course will equip participants with knowledge to prevent and control infections in different healthcare set upsHealthcare workers, hospital support staff, hospital administrations, HTS

counselors, caregivers in general

3 day (one module)


One week (three modules)

First Aid and Basic Life SupportThis course empowers participants to prevent and manage life threatening emergencies. Training follows approved            international guidelinesDrivers, Hoteliers, Police officers, Security guards, County emergency/ Disaster teams, teachers, etc2 weeks


Sign Language for Health workersThe course prepares participants to communicate in sign language, helping the deaf access healthcare in line with Universal Health Coverage (UHC)Health workers & those interested in working with the deaf; minimum requirement is certificate in any course6 months (3

fulltime & 3


Foundation in Community HealthThis is a foundation course for those interested to build a career in community health, such as Community Health Assistant, in support of UHCForm four leavers and anyone interested in working at community level; minimum requirement D Plain6 months


Medical Engineering (Basic electronics)The course participants will gain and apply knowledge to build, service, repair and maintain various electronics equipmentTechnicians OR those wishing to pursue technician career with a bias to medical equipment3 months (part-time)
Adherence CounsellingThe course prepares participants to provide counselling services to HIV positive clients, strengthen adherence to treatment and minimize resistance to ARVs

(Accredited by NASCOP)

HTS Counsellors,


workers providing comprehensive care (working in CCCs). Diploma holders in medical related course or Social Sciences interested in HIV/AIDS programs

1 week
Food Hygiene and InspectionThe course helps participants to source and prepare/handle food hygienically therefore reducing food transmitted diseasesFood handlers –hotels, restaurants, kiosks, home etc6 weeks
Counseling skills for Healthcare ProfessionalsThe        course        prepares

participants to provide holistic clients’ care using counseling approaches; prevent burnouts among themselves, improve communication skills and interpersonal relations at work place

Health workers , social

workers, community health workers, teachers

Anyone interested in providing counseling services (minimum entry certificate)

6 months

Part time


Nutrition in Critical Care

The course prepares participants to assess nutritional needs, formulate appropriate nutritional interventions and apply integrated approach to manage critically ill patientsHealth Care Workers

(Doctors, Nurses, Clinical Officers, Nutritionists, Pharmacy Technologists, Lab Technologists and Community Health Workers)

2 Weeks (Full time)
Peadiatric Neurorehabilitation.Diploma, Orthopaedic

Manual Therapy (OMT) Bachelor’s Degree or Masters in Physiotherapy

Practicing Physiotherapists2 weeks
Women’s Health – Level IDiploma, OMT, Bachelor’s

Degree or Masters in


Practicing Physiotherapists2 weeks


Diploma, OMT, Bachelor’s

Degree or Masters in


Practicing Physiotherapists1 week
Women’s Health – Level IIIDiploma, OMT, Bachelor’s Degree or Masters in PhysiotherapyPracticing Physiotherapists. Must have completed level I and II of the course2 weeks
Cardiopulmonary RehabilitationDiploma, OMT, Bachelor’s Degree or Masters in


Practicing Physiotherapists2 weeks
Exercise Theory and PrescriptionOMT PhysiotherapistsPracticing Physiotherapists2 Weeks
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