WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,973 /year
Applications Begin:August 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine and Community Health
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Clinical Medicine
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Course Rationale
Present figures shows that the Clinical Officer-to-potential patients ratio is still very low in the Eastern Africa region. Kenya is a country with a population of about 40 million people of which about 85% live in the rural areas and about 15% in the urban settings.

The available health services in the country are predominantly curative in nature and most are situate in the Urban and semi-urban areas are not easily accessible to the rural community. According to the 2009 Burden of diseases study in Uganda, Kenya’s neighbouring country 75% of life years lost to premature death are due“10” preventable diseases.

Most of the health facilities in Kenya are managed by Clinical Officers who are trained at the diploma level The graduates of this program are responsible for preventive, promotive, and curative health care services in Kenya.
The programme has been designed to recognize that its graduates will have a strong clinical and community health knowledge in order to provide health care that will integrate curative and preventive health care.

Why study the program
The Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine and Community Health program of Mount Kenya University is designed to produce skilled personnel with in depth understanding of the basic sciences as foundation for clinical courses and adequate skills in management and leadership in community health. The course will also offer opportunities to Clinical Officers for further academic development and at the same time improve standards of health care services in the country.

Target groups
KCSE, A level graduates and holders of Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery.

Programme Objectives

  1. To provide students with skills necessary in decision-making and clinical reasoning within the health care system
  2. To provide students with clinical skills, practical procedures, patient investigations and management skills.
  3. Demonstration of research skills to promote Community Health and disease prevention
  4. Demonstration of leadership, managerial skills and enhancement of personal, academic and professional development.
Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements:
At least KCSE mean grade C+ and  a minimum of C+  in Mathematics or Physics, C+ in biology, C+ in English/Kiswahili; KCSE C and Higher National Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery. Diploma Holders must be registered with Clinical Officers Council.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $46

Application Guidelines:
**Application forms can be downloaded from or collected from the school campuses/ marketing centres. Duly filled application forms should be addressed to the Registrar – Academic Administration.

The following Documents should be made available:
– Copies of all academic certificates including secondary school certificates, Bachelors, Diplomas & Certificate level transcripts and certificates.
– One (1) recent passport size photograph (write your name on reverse side)
– Copy of national I.D/Passport.

Application fee is as follows:
– a) Kshs 1000 for Certificate, Diploma and under- graduate programs for the East African applicants. USD 50 for the Non-East African Applicants.
– Kshs 2000 for Postgraduate programmes for East African Applicants. USD 100 for Non-East African Applicants.

Application for admission does not guarantee admission into the University for course applied for; this will be subject to fulfilment of all requirements and class size as approved by the University Senate.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Wellness coordinator
– Community health advisor
– Health educator
– Health coach
– Healthcare analyst
– Community health worker
– Community outreach specialist
– Program analyst

Tuition Fees Details
    [ID] => 1631
    [key] => field_5a5d9edc676a4
    [label] => Tuition Fees Duration
    [name] => tuition_fees_duration
    [prefix] => acf
    [type] => select
    [value] => /year
    [menu_order] => 49
    [instructions] => 
    [required] => 0
    [id] => 
    [class] => 
    [conditional_logic] => 0
    [parent] => 169
    [wrapper] => Array
            [width] => 50
            [class] => 
            [id] => 

    [choices] => Array
            [/year] => /year
            [/month] => /month
            [/trimester] => /trimester
            [/semester] => /semester
            [for the full programme] => for the full programme

    [default_value] => Array

    [allow_null] => 0
    [multiple] => 0
    [ui] => 0
    [ajax] => 0
    [return_format] => value
    [placeholder] => 
    [_name] => tuition_fees_duration
    [_valid] => 1
Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $1,973
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,368

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 217,200
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs 260,640
Students from Countries in the East African  Community (EAC), pay the same amount as Kenyan Students. The six countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

– All international students (Non East African) are to pay additional (statutory fee, quality assurance & tuition fee) of 20% above the normal fee.
– The university fees payment can also be done in easy instalments within the semester. The instalments are as follows: 30% upon registration, 30%- second instalment, 20%-third instalment 20% – fourth instalment.

Relevant Contact

School of Clinical Medicine Office
Responsible for School Enquiries
General School Office
For General Enquiries
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries