Kenya Medical Training College – KMTC offers higher diploma (Post basic) courses in different departments. In this article am going to highlight higher diploma (Post basic) courses offered in KMTC; minimum entry requirements and course duration.

Higher Diploma in

Course Duration

Minimum Entry Requirements

Critical Care Nursing

1 year

Diploma in Nursing or in Community Health Nursing (KRN/ KRCHN), Diploma in Nursing (KRN/ KRM)

Psychiatric Nursing

1 year

Paediatric Nursing

1 year

Palliative Care (Distance Learning)

1 ½ years

Nephrology Nursing

1 year

Family Health Nursing (Distance Learning)

1 year

Oncology Nursing

1 ½ years

 

Department

Higher Diploma​​ 

Minimum Entry Requirements

Course Duration

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES

Food Science and Inspection

Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences

1 year

Solid Waste Management

Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences

1 year

Occupational Health and Safety

Diploma in any of the following: Environmental Health Sciences, Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Dental Tech, Orthopaedic Technology, Occupational

1 year

Epidemiology

Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences, KRCHN, Clinical Medicine, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Health Records & Information, Community Oral Health.

1 year

HEALTH PROMOTION & COMMUNITY HEALTH

Higher Diploma in Geriatric Management

Diploma/Bsc in the following areas: clinical medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Nutrtition Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Technology

1 year

Higher Diploma in Health Education and Promotion

Diploma in any one of the Health Care Professions from KMTC or other recognized institutions OR Diploma in any social science from other accredited institutions

1 year

Higher Diploma in Community Health and HIV/AIDS Care

Diploma in any one of the Health Care professions

1 Year

MEDICAL EDUCATION

Higher Diploma in Medical Education

Diploma in any one of the Health Care Professions, Basic Knowledge in Computer is added advantage

1 year

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES

Higher Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences:

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Registered by the KMLTTB

1 year

Parasitology & Entomology

Microbiology

Clinical Chemistry

Haematology

Histopathology & Cytopathology

Virology

Blood Transfusion Sciences

CLINICAL MEDICINE & SURGERY

Mental Health and Psychiatry

Diploma in Clinical Medicine

18 Months

Family Health

18 Months

Higher Diploma in Addictive Sciences

Diploma in any health related course for course from KMTC and from any other recognized Institution

12 Months

HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Higher Diploma in Health Systems Management (Distance Learning)

Diploma in a Health related course or a BSc. In health related course from a recognized institution

1 year

MEDICAL IMAGING SCIENCES

Higher Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences (ULTRASOUND)

Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences or its equivalent.

1 year

Higher Diploma in Radiography - Therapy

Diploma in Radiotherapy or equivalent/Diploma in Radiography/MIS

18 Months

MEDICAL ENGINEERING

Higher Diploma in Medical Engineering

Diploma in Medical Engineering, OR an equivalent from a recognized institution

1 year

Higher Diploma in Medical Engineering (Dialysis)

Diploma in Medical Engineering, OR an equivalent from a recognized institution

1 year

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Higher Diploma in Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Bsc. Physiotherapy or Diploma in Physiotherapy

18 months

Higher Diploma in Neurorehabilitation

Diploma in Physiotherapy/BSc Physiotherapy

18 months

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

1 year

ORTHOPEDIC TECHNOLOGY

Higher Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology (Orthotics)

Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology

1 year

OPTOMETRY

Higher Diploma in Optometry (Contact Lenses)

Diploma in Optometry/ Diploma in Opticianry

1 Year