KMTC short courses are offered in a number of KMTC campuses across the country. According to the KMTC, short courses are offered to individuals, corporates, or tailor-made for organizations.
Therefore you can enroll in one of the KMTC short courses to meet your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements and remain relevant in your profession.
- List of KMTC Diploma Courses, KMTC Courses Duration and Minimum Requirements
- List of KMTC colleges in Kenya, KMTC Campuses per County
Applications are made online by logging in to the KMTC portal available at www.kmtc.ac.ke and choose the option short courses and follow the steps as prompted by the system.
List of KMTC Short Courses and Their Fee Structure
|Course||Campus Offered||Duration||Fees (KES)|
|HIV Testing Services (HTS)||Lake Victoria Nairobi
|Echocardiography||Nairobi||3 Months part-time)(Thursday, Friday & Saturday)||90,500|
|Monitoring & evaluation||Siaya, Nairobi, Murang’a, Rachuonyo||4 weeks (full
time) 7 Weeks (parttime)
|40,500 (full time) 60,500 (parttime)|
|Healthcare Entrepreneurship||Nairobi||1 week fulltime &
1 week practicum
|Safe Phlebotomy||Lake Victoria, Nyeri, Kitui, Machakos, Nairobi||3 days||15,500|
|Infection Prevention||Makindu, Rachuonyo, Kitui, Thika, Nairobi, Lake Victoria, Nyeri, Isiolo||3 day (one module)
One week (three
|3,500 (3 days) (For
Health Professionals) 6,500 (one week) (for non-health professionals
|First Aid and Basic Life Support||Eldoret, Makindu, Kwale, Rachuonyo, Thika, Machakos, Msambweni||2 weeks (Evening)||10,500|
|Sign Language for Health workers||Molo, Murang’a||6 months (3 fulltime & 3 practicum)||60,500|
|Foundation in Community Health||Lodwar, Taveta, Mbooni, Kwale,
Lugari, Isiolo, Makindu, Embu,
Mandera, Tana River
|6 months fulltime||32,700|
|Eldoret||3 months (part-time)||25,500|
|Adherence Counselling||Nairobi, Lake Victoria, Lodwar, Homa Bay||1 week||20,500|
|Food Hygiene and Inspection||Kwale, Kakamega,
Kitui, Manza, Karuri, Kabarnet
|Counseling skills for
|Mathare, Kwale||6 months (part-time)||60,500|
|Nutrition in Critical Care||Thika||2 weeks (fulltime)||25,500|
|Peadiatric Neurorehabilitation||Nairobi||2 weeks||15,500|
|Women’s Health – Level I||Nairobi||2 weeks||15,500|
|Vestibular Rehabilitation||Nairobi||1 week||15,500|
|Women’s Health – Level III||Nairobi||2 weeks||20,500|
|Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation||Nairobi||2 weeks||15,500|
|Exercise Theory and
KMTC Short Course Description and Target Group
HIV Testing Services (HTS)
The course prepares participants to provide comprehensive HIV Testing Services (HTS), strengthen linkage to care and treatment, and other post-test services, define target populations who may particularly benefit from HIV testing services (accredited by NASCOP).
This course targets Health workers or anyone interested in working in HIV/AIDS programs.
You require minimum Diploma in any health-related field to pursue this course.
The course enables the participants to perform and interpret echocardiograms and ultrasound imaging of the heart and blood flow, gain expert understanding of the latest scientific laboratory equipment including use of the clinical skills laboratory and echocardiographic machines.
Targets Radiographers or Healthcare professionals with a background in medical physiology
Monitoring & evaluation
The course provides participants with requisite knowledge to design and implement healthcare projects to meet the populations’ health needs, and promote evidence-based decision making. Graduates work with local & international NGOs, public & private sector projects.
Targets Project Managers, Project Officers, Project Assistants, Health Information Officers, practitioners involved in designing, supervising, coordinating, or monitoring interventions.
Requires a minimum of Diploma in any health-related field.
This course empowers participants to become healthcare entrepreneurs or to manage their healthcare businesses profitably.
Targets Healthcare workers and those in the healthcare business.
The course gives participants knowledge and skills to perform safe phlebotomy, provide quality specimens for laboratory tests, handle phlebotomy equipment and avoid occupational exposure.
The course targets Laboratory Technicians, Technologists, Scientists, Medical Officers, Clinical Officers, Nurses, other certificate or diploma holders in health-related courses.
This course will equip participants with the knowledge to prevent and control infections in different healthcare setups.
This course is for healthcare workers, hospital support staff, hospital administrations, HTS counselors, caregivers in general.
First Aid and Basic Life Support
This course empowers participants to prevent and manage life-threatening emergencies. The training follows approved international guidelines.
For Drivers, Hoteliers, Police officers, Security guards, County emergency/ Disaster teams, teachers, etc.
Sign Language for Health workers
The course prepares participants to communicate in sign language, helping the deaf access healthcare in line with Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
Targets Health workers and those interested in working with the deaf. Minimum requirement
is a certificate in any course.
Foundation in Community Health
This is a foundation course for those interested to build a career in community health, such as Community Health Assistant, in support of UHC.
For Form four leavers and anyone interested in working at the community level. The minimum requirement is a D Plain in KCSE.
Medical Engineering (Basic electronics)
The course participants will gain and apply knowledge to build, service, repair, and maintain various electronics equipment.
Suits for Technicians or those wishing to pursue a technician career with a bias to medical equipment.
The course prepares participants to provide counseling services to HIV positive clients, strengthen adherence to treatment, and minimize resistance to ARVs. (Accredited by NASCOP)
The course targets HTS Counsellors, Healthcare workers providing comprehensive care (working in CCCs). Diploma holders in the medical-related courses or Social Sciences interested in HIV/AIDS programs.
Food Hygiene and Inspection
The course helps participants to source and prepare/handle food hygienically, therefore, reducing food transmitted diseases.
Targets food handlers –hotels, restaurants, kiosks, home etc.
Counseling skills for Healthcare Professionals
The course prepares
participants to provide holistic clients’ care using counseling approaches; prevent burnouts among themselves, improve communication skills and interpersonal relations at the workplace.
For health workers, social workers, community health workers, teachers, or anyone interested in providing counseling services. Requires a minimum entry certificate.
Nutrition in Critical Care
The course prepares participants to assess nutritional needs, formulate appropriate nutritional interventions, and apply an integrated approach to manage critically ill patients.
For Health Care Workers (Doctors, Nurses, Clinical Officers, Nutritionists, Pharmacy Technologists, Lab Technologists, and Community Health Workers).
Diploma, Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMT) Bachelor’s Degree or Masters in Physiotherapy.
Targets Practicing Physiotherapists.
Women’s Health – Level I
Diploma, OMT, Bachelor’s Degree, or Masters in Physiotherapy. For Practicing physiotherapists.
Diploma, OMT, Bachelor’s Degree, or Masters in Physiotherapy.
Women’s Health – Level III
Diploma, OMT, Bachelor’s Degree, or Masters in Physiotherapy.
Targets Practicing Physiotherapists. Must have completed level I and II of the course.
Diploma, OMT, Bachelor’s Degree, or Masters in Physiotherapy. For Practicing Physiotherapists.
Exercise Theory and Prescription
OMT Physiotherapists. Targets Practicing Physiotherapists.
Successful applicants are normally sent to train in any of the 71 Kenya Medical Training College campuses.
KMTC Contact Details
You can contact The Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Medical Training College at:
P.O. Box 30195-00100, Nairobi.
Tel: 020-2725711/2/3/4, 020-2081822/3, 0737-352543 / 0706-541869