KMTC Courses, Application Requirements and School Fees Structure

The Kenya Medical Training College is an institution managed by the country’s Ministry of Health. The Institution was established by the government under the 1927 Act of Parliament Cap 261 of Kenya Law, further amended by Act No.5 of 2019. The college has many faculties, all geared towards training medical health practitioners in all medically inclined fields. The KMTC courses that are offered vary according to the numerous departments that fall under the various faculties.

Over the years, KMTC has fulfilled its motto of Training for Better Health by producing responsible professionals with integrity who give their best towards achieving a healthy society. Before a candidate is offered admission into the Institution, various requirements are to be met for certificate, diploma, higher diploma, short courses candidates.

A Highlight Of KMTC Faculties, Departments, and Courses

KMTC has seven faculties, 18 departments, and 83 medical-related courses. The following are the KMTC courses arranged according to their faculties and departments:

Faculty of Public Health Sciences

This faculty consists of four different departments which offer fifteen courses at different levels. The following are departments and courses they offer:

  • Department of Health Promotion and Community Health

The department is responsible for training students on the best way of sensitizing the public on how best to improve health behavior, attitudes, knowledge, and skills. This department offers five different courses, which are as follows:

  1. Higher Diploma in Health Education and Promotion
  2. Diploma in Health Promotion
  3. Diploma in Medical Social Work
  4. Certificate in Health Promotion for the Deaf
  5. Certificate in Community Health Assistant
  • Department of Community Oral Health

The department teaches students the various means of conducting general oral management. The oral management includes community sensitization on regular oral checkups, advice on proper oral health, examination and dental X-rays, performing a preventive treatment, which provides for topical fluoride and coatings, fillings, and extractions. KMTC offers only one course in this department and also a single program for the department and that is Diploma in Community Oral Health.

  • Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

The department aims to provide high-quality, innovative food and nutrition training. Graduates will get the required certifications that will guarantee them recognition as nutritionists and dieticians. The department offers only one course in two different categories, which are:

  1. Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  2. Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Department of Public Health Sciences

The department offers highly rated training on proper ways of assisting health professionals in preventing the occurrence and reoccurrence of diseases amongst the public. The public in this context can mean a neighborhood or even the world at large. Students learn how to assess and monitor communities at risk of any disease to identify health-related. The department also trains students to ensure that the public has access to appropriate health care through promotions and disease prevention services. Seven courses are offered in this department in three different levels, and they are as follows:

  1. Higher Diploma in Food Science and Inspection
  2. Higher Diploma in Solid Waste Management
  3. Higher Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  4. Higher Diploma in Epidemiology
  5. Diploma in Public Health
  6. Diploma in Medical Social Work
  7. Certificate in Public Health

Faculty of Diagnostic Sciences

The faculty of diagnostic sciences trains young professionals to improve human health through research, education, clinical care, and public awareness. The faculty has a total of fourteen courses offered in the two departments. They are as follows:

  • Department of Medical Imaging Sciences

The department offers quality training on providing the best medical imaging and image-guided therapy services for different medical needs in the country and beyond. The department also exposes the students to the cost-efficient ways of providing the best medical imaging services through practicals. The department is made up of five different courses in two levels, and they include the following:

  1. Higher Diploma in Radiography and Imaging-Ultrasonography
  2. Higher Diploma in Radiation Therapy
  3. Higher Diploma in Computed Tomography
  4. Higher Diploma in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  5. Diploma in Radiography and Imaging
  • Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

The department is geared towards developing competent and efficient medical laboratory scientists that have the required skills, character, and professional integrity to function in the health care sectors of the country. This department offers eight different courses in two levels, they include:

  1. Higher Diploma in Blood Transfusion Science
  2. Higher Diploma in Clinical Chemistry
  3. Higher Diploma in Hematology
  4. Higher Diploma in Histopathology and Cytopathology
  5. Higher Diploma in Microbiology
  6. Higher Diploma in Parasitology and Entomology
  7. Higher Diploma in Virology
  8. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science

Faculty of Information Technology and Medical Education

The faculty of information technology and medical education trains students in health records and research. The faculty offers four courses in two departments and at three levels. The following are the departments and courses that they offer:

  • Department of Health Records and Information

Students in this department enjoy proper training in the use of information technology to ensure accessibility, accuracy, availability, integrity, and security of patients’ medical information. The department prepares students to act as administrators and educators. The department has one course offered in two stages of academic level. They are as follows:

  1. Diploma in Health Records and Information Technology
  2. Certificate in Health Records and Information
  • Department of Medical Education

Students are trained to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the medical profession. They also get involved in promoting research and articles in medical education. The department offers two courses at a single academic certificate level. They are as follows:

  1. Higher Diploma in Medical Education
  2. Higher Diploma in Health Systems Management (Distance Learning program)

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

KMTC courses offered under the faculty come in two academic certificate programs of a single department.

  • Department of Pharmacy

The department is focused on developing pharmacy services through research and education. They train students who compete in the development of reliable drugs for improved health care in the country. The department offers its courses in the following levels:

  1. Higher Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy
  2. Diploma in Pharmacy

Faculty of Nursing

The Institution offers twelve courses in three academic certificate levels. They include the following:

  • Department of Nursing

The nursing department of KMTC aims to train students to ensure effective optimal patient care through a professional standard and criteria-based evaluation. The department offers twelve different courses at different levels, and they are as follows:

    1. Higher Diploma in Kenya Registered Nurse Anesthesia
    2. Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing
    3. Higher Diploma in Pediatric Nursing
    4. Higher Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing
    5. Higher Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing
    6. Higher Diploma in Nephrology Nursing
    7. Higher Diploma in Palliative Care Nursing
    8. Higher Diploma in Pre-operative Nursing
    9. Higher Diploma in Family Health Nursing
    10. Diploma in Community Health Nursing
    11. Diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing and Midwifery
    12. Diploma in Registered Nursing Mental Health and Psychiatry
    13. Certificate in Community Health Nursing

Faculty of Clinical Sciences

The faculty of clinical sciences see to training students in various fields of how to run the daily health improvement of patients. The Institution offers twenty-two courses in the two departments of the faculty of clinical sciences. They are as follows:

  • Department of Clinical Medicine

The department offers 19 different programs in different levels, and they include:

    1. Higher Diploma in Anesthesia
    2. Higher Diploma in Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery
    3. Higher Diploma Nephrology
    4. Higher Diploma Speech and Language Pathology
    5. Higher Diploma in Family Health
    6. Higher Diploma in Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery
    7. Higher Diploma in Ophthalmology, Advanced Refraction, and Low Vision
    8. Higher Diploma in Ophthalmology
    9. Higher Diploma in Orthopedics
    10. Higher Diploma in Reproductive Health
    11. Higher Diploma in Pediatrics
    12. Higher Diploma in Mental Health and Psychiatry
    13. Higher Diploma in Addictive Science (Distance Learning)
    14. Higher Diploma in Chest Medicine
    15. Higher Diploma in Dermatology and Venereology
    16. Higher Diploma in Audiology and Hearing Care Technology
    17. Higher Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
    18. Higher Diploma in Oncology and Palliative Care
    19. Higher Diploma in Ophthalmology
    20. Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  • Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Medicine

Students are trained in orthopedic trauma surgery and how to manage orthopedic trauma injuries. They also get involved in managing post-traumatic infections of the musculoskeletal system. The KMTC courses that are offered under this department come in two levels which include the following:

  1. Diploma in Orthopedic and Trauma Medicine
  2. Certificate in Orthopedic and Trauma Medicine

Faculty of Rehabilitative Sciences

The faculty of rehabilitative sciences trains scholars on improving the quality of life for communities and others. There are six departments in this faculty in the KMTC:

  • Department of Dental Technology

The department of dental technology trains students on the theoretical and practical aspects of making various dental appliances such as dental braces, orthodontic appliances, dentures, bridges, crowns, and more. The only course offered by the department of dental technology is the diploma course in Dental Technology.

  • Department of Optometry

The department of optometry instills knowledge on the practical and theoretical aspects of checking the eyes. They are also trained to diagnose, treat, and manage eye diseases, visual impairments, injuries, and other eye defects. They are charged with prescribing contact lenses and eyeglasses for patients. The KMTC courses that the department of optometry offers are as follows:

  1. Higher Diploma in Optometry (Contact Lenses)
  2. Diploma in Optometry
  • Department of Medical Engineering

Students of this department are taught how to construct or design equipment such as machines for diagnosing health-related issues, artificial internal body organs, replacements of body parts, and many more. They also see to the maintenance, installation, and provision of technical supports for biomedical equipment. The Institution offers four courses under Medical Engineering Department, and they are as follows:

  1. Higher Diploma in Diagnostic Equipment
  2. Higher Diploma in Dialysis
  3. Diploma in Medical Engineering
  4. Certificate in Medical Engineering
  • Department of Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapy department trains students to promote physical health, well-being, mental health by supporting the work performance of people who have developed or are at risk of developing psychological and physical health issues. There are two courses offered in different levels of the KMTC department of occupational therapy, and they include:

  1. Higher Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation
  2. Diploma in Occupational Therapy

  • Department of Orthopedic Technology

The department trains students on how to assist orthopedic surgeons properly. They are mainly taught how to help in applying and removing casts, walking aids, etc. The students are also taught how best to advise patients on using the walking tools and the risks of not using the provided mechanisms. The department also offers training on how to make adjustments to certain types of traction. The department of orthopedic technology offers courses in two levels, and they are as follows:

  1. Higher Diploma in Orthopedic Technology (orthotics)
  2. Diploma in Orthopedic Technology
  • Department of Physiotherapy

The department trains students on the causes, predisposing factors, and ways of delivering checkups on occupational or sporting injuries. The students also learn to give rehabilitation for pre and post-surgery exercises. KMTC offers three courses in this department, and they are:

  1. Higher Diploma in Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  2. Higher Diploma in Neuro-Rehabilitation
  3. Diploma in Physiotherapy

Short Courses

The Institution also offers short courses that have a duration of less than a semester. Some of these courses have a brief period of two weeks. Short courses of Kenya Medical Training College are twenty-two in number. Below is a list of Short courses offered at the Kenya Medical Training College:

  • HIV Training and Counseling Services (HTS)
  • Adherence Counseling
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Healthcare Entrepreneurship
  • Health Systems Management
  • Leadership Development Program
  • Safe Phlebotomy
  • Exercise Physiology and Prescription. (Therapeutic)
  • First Aid and Basic Life Support
  • Infection Prevention and Control (focusing on COVID 19)
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Sign Language for Health Workers
  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
  • Integumentary and Wound Care
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Nutrition in Critical Care
  • Point of Care Ultrasound in Midwifery
  • Pediatric Neuro-rehabilitation
  • Upper Extremity Splinting in Occupational Therapy
  • Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management

Requirements For Admission Into KMTC

To gain admission into the Kenya Medical Training College for any diploma program, candidates must have a minimum grade of C- in necessary subjects of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. It is also required that the candidate should have a certificate in the application field for upgrading courses. For higher diploma courses the candidate is expected to have a diploma certificate in the course they are applying for. Below is a breakdown of the requirements for getting admitted into KMTC:

For Normal Students

In this context, normal students are indigenes of Kenya and those that have acquired their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. It also covers candidates in the regular and self-sponsored category of the admission process. Below are the requirements for normal students by programs:

Certificate Programs

The candidate is expected to have a minimum cumulative grade of C- in relevant subjects.

Diploma

The candidate is expected to have gained a cumulative grade of C in related subjects like Kiswahili, English, Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Sciences in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.

Upgrading Programs

Candidates in this program must have acquired certificates in the field they want an academic upgrade in and must have worked for at least two years in that field.

Higher Diploma

Candidates seeking to be admitted to KMTC for the Higher Diploma program must have gotten a diploma in the course they are applying for and have a minimum of two years of working experience in that field.

Short Courses

The short courses are mostly specially arranged courses for individuals, corporate bodies, and government agencies. They are to place a written request to the Institution, and the Institution will set proper arrangements in place for the course.

For International Students

International students for Kenya Medical Training College are students who did not attend school in Kenya but are interested in obtaining medical Training in KMTC. The Institution requires the following from the student:

  • Proof of grade equivalent to cumulative grade C in a recognized secondary school or its level for admission into diploma courses.
  • A certificate from a recognized institution and a two-year working permit for international students that wish to go for an upgrade program.
  • The foreign student must show a diploma certificate or equivalent and must have worked for two years before applying for any Higher diploma course in KMTC.

The Fee Structure of KMTC  

Kenya Medical Training College provided different payment options for the categories of students listed below:

  • Regular students
  • Self-sponsored students
  • Foreign students

The above options have different payment plans for students, and they all depend on the category of such students. The regular students go with a highly subsidized fee of about half of the tuition fee for a self-sponsored student. These first categories are strictly for citizens of Kenya and not for any international student.

International students can tap from this excellent learning environment by paying an affordable but not subsidized fee. This is because the Institution made it clear that the medical training is for the enhancement of Kenya’s health sector and other east African countries. To this regard, international students are given a different tuition fee, but the rest remains standard with other categories. Below is the schedule for fees in Kenya Medical Training College in Kenyan shillings:

Regular Students Fee Structure:

First Year Second Year
S/No. Details 1st Semester 2nd Semester Total for the Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester Total for the Year
1 Registration Fee 2,000 2,000
2 Activity Fee 1,000 1,000 2,000 1,000 1,000 2,000
3 Examination Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000 5,000 10,000
4 Library and ICT services 2,000 2,000 4,000 2,000 2,000 4,000
5 Tuition Fee 15,000 15,000 30,000 15,000 15,000 30,000
6 Research and Development Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000 5,000 10,000
7 Transportation Fee 6,000 6,000 12,000 6,000 6,000 12,000
8 Maintenance Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000 5,000 10,000
9 Identity Card 700 700
41,700 39,000 80,700 39,000 39,000 78,000

 

Third Year Fourth-year
S/No. Details 1st Semester 2nd Semester Total for the Year Six months
1 Registration Fee
2 Activity Fee 1,000 1,000 2,000 5,000
3 Examination Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 2,000
4 Library and ICT services 2,000 2,000 4,000 2.000
5 Tuition Fee 15,000 15,000 30,000 15,000
6 Research and Development Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000
7 Transportation Fee 6,000 6,000 12,000 5,000
8 Maintenance Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000
9 Identity Card
39,000 39,000 78,000 39,000

Self-Sponsored Students’ Fee Structure

First Year Second Year
S/No. Details 1st Semester 2nd Semester Total for the Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester Total for the Year
1 Registration Fee 2,000 2,000
2 Activity Fee 1,000 1,000 2,000 1,000 1,000 2,000
3 Examination Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000 5,000 10,000
4 Library and ICT services 2,000 2,000 4,000 2,000 2,000 4,000
5 Tuition Fee 35,000 35,000 70,000 35,000 35,000 70,000
6 Research and Development Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000 5,000 10,000
7 Transportation Fee 6,000 6,000 12,000 6,000 6,000 12,000
8 Maintenance Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000 5,000 10,000
9 Identity Card 700 700
61,700 59,000 120,700 59,000 59,000 118,000

 

Third Year Fourth-year
S/No. Details 1st Semester 2nd Semester Total for the Year Six months
1 Registration Fee
2 Activity Fee 1,000 1,000 2,000 5,000
3 Examination Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 2,000
4 Library and ICT services 2,000 2,000 4,000 2.000
5 Tuition Fee 35,000 35,000 70,000 35,000
6 Research and Development Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000
7 Transportation Fee 6,000 6,000 12,000 5,000
8 Maintenance Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000
9 Identity Card
59,000 59,000 118,000 59,000

Foreign Students’ Fee Structure

First Year Second Year
S/No. Details 1st Semester 2nd Semester Total for the Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester Total for the Year
1 Registration Fee 2,000 2,000
2 Activity Fee 1,000 1,000 2,000 1,000 1,000 2,000
3 Examination Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000 5,000 10,000
4 Library and ICT services 2,000 2,000 4,000 2,000 2,000 4,000
5 Tuition Fee 100,000 100,000 200,000 100,000 100,000 200,000
6 Research and Development Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000 5,000 10,000
7 Transportation Fee 6,000 6,000 12,000 6,000 6,000 12,000
8 Maintenance Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000 5,000 10,000
9 Identity Card 700 700
126,700 124,000 250,700 124,000 124,000 248,000

 

Third Year Fourth-year
S/No. Details 1st Semester 2nd Semester Total for the Year Six months
1 Registration Fee
2 Activity Fee 1,000 1,000 2,000 5,000
3 Examination Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 2,000
4 Library and ICT services 2,000 2,000 4,000 2.000
5 Tuition Fee 100,000 100,000 200,000 100,000
6 Research and Development Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000
7 Transportation Fee 6,000 6,000 12,000 5,000
8 Maintenance Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000
9 Identity Card
124,000 124,000 248,000 124,000

 

One Year Higher Diploma Fee

First Year  Year
S/No. Details 1st Semester 2nd Semester Total for the Year Six months
1 Registration Fee 2,000 2,000
2 Activity Fee 1,000 1,000 2,000 5,000
3 Examination Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 2,000
4 Library and ICT services 2,000 2,000 4,000 2.000
5 Tuition Fee 35,000 35,000 70,000 35,000
6 Research and Development Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000
7 Transportation Fee 6,000 6,000 12,000 5,000
8 Maintenance Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000
9 Identity Card
61,700 59,000 120,700 59,000

 

Two years In-service E-learning Nursing Program

First Year Second Year
S/No. Details 1st Semester 2nd Semester Total for the Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester Total for the Year
1 Registration Fee 2,000 2,000
2 Activity Fee 1,000 1,000 2,000 1,000 1,000 2,000
3 Examination Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000 5,000 10,000
4 Library and ICT services 2,000 2,000 4,000 2,000 2,000 4,000
5 Tuition Fee 35,000 35,000 70,000 35,000 35,000 70,000
6 Research and Development Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000 5,000 10,000
7 Transportation Fee 6,000 6,000 12,000 6,000 6,000 12,000
8 Maintenance Fee 5,000 5,000 10,000 5,000 5,000 10,000
9 Identity Card 700 700
61,700 59,000 120,700 59,000 59,000 118,000

 

Higher Diploma in Palliative Nursing Care

S/No Details Amount in Kshs
1. Registration Fee 2,000
2. Examination Fee 10,000
3. Tuition [email protected],000 per module for five modules 125,000
4. Maintenance Fee 9,000
146,000

 

Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing

S/No Details Amount in Kshs
1. Registration Fee 2,000
2. Examination Fee 10,000
3. Tuition [email protected],000 per module for four modules 100,000
4. Maintenance Fee 9,000
121,000

 

How Students Can Check Fee Requirements for KMTC Courses

In KMTC, students are advised to plan ahead of their academic career, most especially the financial aspect. The Institution has provided a means of ascertaining the fee requirements for all the courses. It is left for the students and their ‘sponsors to go through and see the required fees so to make provisions for them before applying for a course. The following are the provided means of checking fee requirements of KMTC courses:

  • Click on this link to access the page
  • Navigate to admissions on the page
  • Scroll down and click on the payment options
  • Scroll down, download the fee structure below, and read through to see where you fall

How to Make School Fees Payments

Students are urged to make payment for their fees to the account number provided below:

Account Name: Central Collection Account

Account Number: 01003086514000

Bank Name: National Bank of Kenya

KMTC Courses

Other Relevant Charges for Students

Other relevant charges can be incurred by the students while engaged with the school activities. It is noteworthy so that these charges are to be taken into consideration in the educational planning of a student.

Accommodation

KMTC does not offer free accommodation but has provided an affordable hostel of two categories for the same rate for the three categories of students in the college.

A private room provided by the Institution costs Kshs 50,000 every Semester, while the hostel standard room, which two students can share, costs Kshs 30,000 every Semester for each of the students. Students are allowed to find their choice of accommodation and stay off the school premises.

Medical Equipment

The cost of acquiring some personal medical equipment that will help the student in the practical aspects of the study is also covered by the student. The Institution urges students to get this equipment before venturing into the practical aspects of the training. Personal medical equipment include the likes of stethoscopes and others are required.

Stationeries

Students take full responsibility for all the required stationery that will help them in their training exercise. Stationeries include textbooks, exercise books, pens, pencils, calculators, etc.

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