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This is a one-year clinical medicine training course. It is meant for those with Certificate in Clinical Medicine (Clinical Assistants) who need to attain Diploma in Clinical Medicine (upgrading to Clinical Officers). The course is conducted using the NACTE approved NTA level 6 curriculum. A candidate who qualifies for this course will be enrolled after verification by NACTE. The one academic year is divided into two semesters.

This is a three years clinical medicine training course, using NACTE approved curriculum. It is divided into three NTA levels, 4, 5 and 6. Each level is done in one academic year, divided into two semesters. A candidate who qualifies for this course will be enrolled after verification by NACTE.

The programmes in this department are geared towards producing innovative, creative and flexible graduates who will cope with the dynamic changes of technology and socio-economic needs. To enhance this philosophy the programme is designed and developed such that it:

  •  Provides a sound progression in medical sciences and develops ability in communication and entrepreneurial skills so as to give the graduates an opportunity for further training
  • Allows for development of skilled and professional career education with a strong base in clinical medicine and other allied health disciplines
  • Offers a wide base of inter-disciplinary aspects in the fields of health with a significant link in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Enhances graduates’ awareness towards professional, legal and socio-economic influences in the delivery of health care services
  • Enables graduates to be self-confident and acquire competences that solve day-to-day problems
  • Satisfies the specified standards in line with the National Technical Awards system; and
  • Imparts creativeness and strong ability for the graduates to undertake given tasks competently.

It is, therefore, expected that the graduates from this programme will have aspirations to become full professionals. The programme is a modular system and will operate under semester structure. This will facilitate a large degree of flexibility for the graduates’ future development.

The programme aims to achieve the following goals:

  • To form a flexible course that is responsive to dynamic and rapidly changing world of work and the society
  • To provide the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are vital to the stakeholders and specifically to the employers and the community
  • To entice self-realization and team work skills that enable graduates to be employable and team players
  • To build capacity to facilitate the implementation of National Health Policy and its accompanying Operational Guidelines linked to global initiatives; and
  • To propagate and promote moral, legal, ethical conduct and professionalism among health workers within the national legal framework and practice.

This is a Six Semester Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (DPS) Programme. It is intended to train competent Pharmaceutical technician who can manage a district or a health care centers pharmacy under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. The training mainly focuses on imparting knowledge and skills to students on compounding and dispensing drugs to in-patient and outpatients in the health facilities. Also students are trained on providing drug related information to patients and the public at large.

This is a one-year Pharmaceutical Sciences training course. It is meant for those with Certificate in Pharmaceutical Sciences who need to attain Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The course is conducted using the NACTE approved NTA level 6 curriculum. A candidate who qualifies for this course will be enrolled after verification by NACTE. The one academic year is divided into two semesters.

To have competent nurses and midwives who will provide nursing and midwifery care effectively at different health care settings and cope with existing and emerging health issues.To establish conducive and sustainable training environment that will allow students and Graduates to perform competently and aspire for attainment of higher knowledge, skills and attitudes in promoting health, preventing diseases and caring for the sick as well as rehabilitating the debilitated individuals in all settings.

The programme aims at producing a person who will provide community based health, social welfare and facility health services to individuals, families, and communities at community level and/or health facility; based on their needs.

Students who will study the Basic Technical Certificate in Community Health, after completion of NTA Level 4 course; the graduate will have opportunity ti channel to other various programs. This is after attaining the prescribed minimum entry. Programmes that are considered open for a successful Community Health graduate to join, as described in their curriculum, include the following (BUT not limited to these):

  • Technical Certificate in Health Promotion (NTA Level 5)
  • Technical Certificate in Social Work (NTA Level 5)
  • Technical Certificate in Nursing (NTA Level 5)
  • Technical Certificate in Clinical Medicine (NTA Level 5)
  • Technical Certificate in Laboratory Science (NTA Level 5)
  • Technical Certificate in Radiology (NTA Level 5)
  • Technical Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology
This is a three years clinical medicine training course, using NACTE approved curriculum. It is divided into three NTA levels, 4, 5 and 6. Each level is done in one academic year, divided into two semesters. A candidate who qualifies for this course will be enrolled after verification by NACTE.

The programmes in this department are geared towards producing innovative, creative and flexible graduates who will cope with the dynamic changes of technology and socio-economic needs. To enhance this philosophy the programme is designed and developed such that it:

  • Provides a sound progression in medical sciences and develops ability in communication and entrepreneurial skills so as to give the graduates an opportunity for further training
  • Allows for development of skilled and professional career education with a strong base in clinical medicine and other allied health disciplines
  • Offers a wide base of inter-disciplinary aspects in the fields of health with a significant link in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Enhances graduates’ awareness towards professional, legal and socio-economic influences in the delivery of health care services
  • Enables graduates to be self-confident and acquire competences that solve day-to-day problems
  • Satisfies the specified standards in line with the National Technical Awards system; and
  • Imparts creativeness and strong ability for the graduates to undertake given tasks competently.

It is, therefore, expected that the graduates from this programme will have aspirations to become full professionals. The programme is a modular system and will operate under semester structure. This will facilitate a large degree of flexibility for the graduates’ future development.

The programme aims to achieve the following goals:

  • To form a flexible course that is responsive to dynamic and rapidly changing world of work and the society
  • To provide the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are vital to the stakeholders and specifically to the employers and the community
  • To entice self-realization and team work skills that enable graduates to be employable and team players
  • To build capacity to facilitate the implementation of National Health Policy and its accompanying Operational Guidelines linked to global initiatives; and
  • To propagate and promote moral, legal, ethical conduct and professionalism among health workers within the national legal framework and practice.

The current curriculum for diploma in medical laboratory sciences was designed to train laboratory personnel to work in a conventional setting. The practice of this health care has been confined to laboratory work with less attention to the actual community needs.

This curriculum review is therefore geared towards correcting this anomaly by involving community in contributing to the costs of health services. There is a public outcry that the quality of services offered has deteriorated significantly; the need of focus on quality assurance in health reform is an essential component of an effective, efficient and responsive health care system.

The school of medical laboratory strives to produce competent health laboratory workers with knowledge, skills and desirable attitudes to support primary health care activities for responsive health care delivery at district health laboratory level.

To support responsive health care delivery system by training competent health laboratory technologist, the school aims to impart knowledge, practical skills and desirable attitudes for correct diagnosis hence rational use of drugs and better management and surveillance of diseases.

Major objectives of the program
To train health laboratory workers competent delivery of quality laboratory services
To provide support to primary health care in delivery of responsive health care system
To enable health laboratory workers to conduct research on health and health related issues
To promote and encourage quality assurance
To give correct and cost effective diagnostic services
To enable graduates to recognize their limits of scope for competence