To be leading institution in the training of competent transformational clinical officers in Kenya.
To contribute to health systems strengthening through training of clinical officers who will give quality health services thereby improving health outcomes to the patient and community.
Values: Integrity, professionalism, efficiency, accountability, respect and Excellence
The high incidence and prevalence of preventable diseases and emergence of new diseases calls for new strategies and approaches to healthcare delivery which demands this program. This can be attained through a number of modes, the most notable one being improving the standards of training for clinical officers who form an integral part of the primary health care system in Kenya. Availability of highly skilled and updated clinical officers in a background of adequate resources would provide Kenyans with the much needed equitable, effective, quality, timely, accessible and sustainable health care services
Due to the inadequate numbers of health workers, there is need to train more personnel to bridge the gap and it is in this context that the Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) is playing a vital role in training clinical officers in order to strengthen the health system and solve the Kenyan and global crisis in Human resources for health.
The goal of the program is to prepare adequate numbers of health professionals who are competent, community oriented and are able to contribute to the health care delivery system locally and internationally.At the end of program, the graduates shall be adequately prepared to carry out the following roles and functions:-
- Effectively and efficiently provide curative, promotive, preventive and rehabilitative health services to the community
- Provide management and leadership with the desire act as an agent of change in health service in order to give better and quality services
- Train upcoming clinical officers and other health care professionals and actively engage in continuing professional Development
- Actively conduct health systems research in order to continually improve health service delivery.
Joseph M.N Ole Kiu.HSc
Programs on offer
• Diploma in Clinical medicine, Community health & surgery
Mode of Delivery of the Program
The program will be conducted on Full Time basis and shall extend over a period of three (3) calendar years. In the preclinical years, i.e. the 1st year and 2nd a lot of emphasis will be laid on acquisition of theoretical knowledge and skills lab methodologies. , whereas in the 3rd year, the students will concentrate on bedside teaching and clinical practice
Admission requirements & Duration
Entry to the program shall be based on the minimum University entry requirements. (Refer to academic handbook). In addition the applicants should have the following subject cluster:
- Mathematics or Physics
The following shall then apply:
1. K.C.S.E. holders: Minimum University admission requirements. In addition, the holder should have mean grade of C plain. with at least grade:
- C plain in English, Biology,
- C minus Chemistry, and
- C minus in Mathematics or physics
2. Equivalent grades from other countries.
3. Credit Transfer and transfer students.
Credit transfer for students transferring from other recognized institutions is based on the following:
- A transcripts
- A copy of the curriculum
- A letter from the transfer institution
All the above must be vetted by the department according to the university credit transfer policy (section 1.8 of the academic handbook)