Department of Clinical Medicine

Felix M. Mutua, Head of Clinical Medicine

Welcome to the department of Clinical Medicine

The history of Clinical Medicine training is a long one dating back to 1925 with the admission of students who would later become Clinical Officers (Cos) after their successful training.

Over the years, the course has grown to include various areas of technical expertise for clinical officers.

After graduation, our students are licensed by the Clinical Officers Council. They are therefore licensed practitioners of medicine who are trained and authorized to perform general or specialized medical duties such as diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury, ordering and interpreting medical tests, performing routine medical and surgical procedures and referring patients to other practitioners.

A clinical officer usually oversees a health center or a district hospital and is part of the medical team in bigger hospitals where one may head a department or work under a senior clinical officer or a physician. Clinical officer is legally recognized as a fully qualified medical practitioner who provides routine care in general medicine or within a medical specialty such as anesthesia and carries out treatment that is outside the nurses’ scope.

For this reason, Clinical Medicine training is serious business and who better to train with than a college whose history spans several decades?

Your journey as a Clinical Officer begins with us.

 

Felix M. Mutua

Head of Department

  Level of Training
Academic Programme
Duration of Training
Campus Where Programme is Offered
Minimum Entry Requirements
Diploma Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery 3 years -Bondo, Bomet, Busia, Chuka, Eldoret, Embu, Garissa, Gatundu, Homa Bay, Kakamega, Kapkatet, Kisii, Kisumu, Kitale, Kitui, Machakos, Makindu, Meru, Mombasa, Msambweni, Murang’a, Mwingi, Nairobi, Nakuru, Nyamira, Nyeri, Port Reitz, Thika, Webuye, Siaya – C in English or Kiswahili and C in Biology or Biological Sciences,

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

Higher diploma Higher diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery(Paediatrics) 12 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Nairobi -Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and registration with Clinical Officers Council

 

Higher  Diploma in Clinical Medicine(Lung and skin diseases)

 

12 months

 

-Nairobi

 

Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery(Ophthalmology and cataract surgery) 18 months

 

Nairobi
Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery(Ophthalmology Advanced Refraction and Low Vision) 18 months

 

-Nairobi

 

Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine &surgery(Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and Audiology)

 

18 months -Nairobi
Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine (Reproductive Health)

 

18 months

 

-Nairobi
Higher in Diploma in Clinical Medicine(Anaesthesia) 18 months -Nairobi,

-Nakuru,

-Eldoret,

-Kisumu,

-Kisii

Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery(Mental Health and Psychiatry)

 

12 months -Mathare

 

Higher Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery (Orthopaedics and Trauma) 12 months -Nairobi