Department of Environmental Health Sciences

The Department of Environmental Health is one of the largest departments within Kenya Medical Training College. It was established in 1947 by Mr F. C. Gaffney

It has a student population of 1300 at any one time, 88 teaching staff and about 30 no-teaching staff distributed in 13 constituent MTCs.

The main objective of the department is to prepare graduates for the health sector and the society who are able to carry out investigation, control, eliminate and prevent environmental health problems and their potential risks.

The role of the department is to train Public Health Officers [Environmental Health Officers] and Public Health Technicians to be change agents in the field of environmental health as part of the health sector main objective to promote and improve the health status of the Kenyan populations.

The efforts in this regard are directed towards controlling, preserving or improving the environment in order to achieve optimal health at individual, family and community levels.

In all programmes, the participants are assessed through coursework, final examination and research project paper done independently as a requirement of final qualifying examination as stipulated in various curricula in accordance to the college examination policy.

 

Simon K. Kimani – MPH – Japan, HD OHS, Dip. EHS

Head of Department

Level of Training
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Duration
Campus where course is offered
Minimum Entry Requirements
Certificate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences 2 years Kwale, Karuri, Lake Victoria, Mwingi, Kitui, Kabarnet and Kuria ·         C- In English or Kiswahili

·         C- in Biology/Biological Sciences and D in Mathematics

·         D in any two of the following: Home science, Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture, Building Construction, Technical Drawing, Electricity and Wood Work

Diploma Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences 3 years Nairobi, Nakuru, Kabarnet, Kitui, Lake Victoria, Kakamega, Embu, Karuri, Nyeri, Kwale and Manza ·         C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences

·         C- In Mathematics and any one of the following: Physics/Physical Science, Chemistry

Upgrading Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences 2 years Karuri ·         Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences

·         2 years experience

Higher Diploma Higher Diploma In Food Science and Inspection 1 year September 2018 Nairobi Part time/Evening

D/E- Learning

Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences
Higher Diploma in Solid Waste Management 1 year September 2018 Nairobi Part time/Evening

D/E- Learning

Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences
Higher Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety 1 year September 2018 Nairobi Part time/Evening

D/E- Learning

Diploma in any of  the following: Environmental Health Sciences, Nursing, Clinical Medicine
Higher Diploma in Epidemiology 1 year Nairobi Part time/Evening

D/E- Learning

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