WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,090 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus:Nakuru Town Campus
Application Deadline: October 2021
Programme Overview

The programme for the training of clinical officers has been recognized and executed by the government for the last 70 years. These officers have then worked as in-charges of district hospitals for a long time, until the early 70?s when doctors started taking over.

The district focus policy, as a major strategy of rural development, has influenced the planning and formulation of health service programmes in the country where people are expected to participate in identifying their health needs as well as planning and implementing health care programmes.

Clinical officers have continued to play a vital role as clinicians and managers not only at the level of rural health facilities but also in the running of District, Provincial and National hospitals. They are among the first clinicians to come into contact with the patients and clients.

With the expanding health care programmes and facilities there continues to be a need to increase the number of health workers to provide preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health services and clinical officers are at the front line. This is so especially in the rural areas where about 80% of the population resides.

The clinical medicine and surgery programme at the Egerton University has been introduced to address this need along side other training institutions. The programme aims at producing better trained clinical officers who should not only be effective in providing services but who should also be able to competitively access higher education.

At the end of the programme the graduate should be able to: –
– Provide curative, preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care services to the community and refer patients and clients as necessary;
– Plan, implement, supervise and evaluate all the necessary health facility and community- based activities;
– Organize, supervise, evaluate and carry out health education programmes in health facilities and communities;
– Organize and carry out community diagnosis in order to identify community health needs and problems to be addressed; and
– Manage physical facilities, finances and personnel.


Loading and Duration of Study
This is a full time programme designed to take a minimum of three (3) academic years and a maximum of six (6) academic years. Each academic year will have three terms of fifteen (15) weeks each. The third term of the second year will be devoted to community Health attachment and the assessment will count towards the final qualifying examination.
– One (1) lecture/clinical hour per week is equivalent to one (1) credit factor
– Two (2) clinical hours per week are equivalent to one (1) credit factor

Admission Requirements

The eligible candidates must satisfy the following requirements:
– Minimum university admission requirements for diploma requirement.

**In addition the candidate must have a grade of at least C in each of the following subject clusters acquired from the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) namely: English or Kiswahili, Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry or Physical Sciences and Biology or Biological Sciences.

**Applicants with other relevant certificates would have to be evaluated by the Faculty and recommended to the Senate for admission.

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

Application Guidelines:
Required Documents to be attached during Application include:
– Certified copies of your Result Slip, Certificates and Transcripts.
– ORIGINAL RECEIPT (Application Fee): KShs. 2,000 for ALL Degree Programmes and Kshs. 1,000 for all Undergraduate Diploma Programmes: Payable to; Account Name; Egerton University, Kenya Commercial Bank; Account No:1108550703.
– Copy of your National ID Card or Birth Certificate.

Online application procedure

– Simply complete the Egerton University Online Application form and upload all the necessary documents, so that it can be processed by the administrative department
– The application will be complete once all the necessary fees have been paid.

Offline Application Procedure
– An Application form can be downloaded through the school website:
– The application form must be fully filled and the relevant academic documents attached. It must be returned to the admissions office of the university according to the deadline set by the admissions office.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Anaesthetist
– Cardiologist
– Clinical radiologist
– General practice doctor
– Hospital doctor
– Neurologist
– Ophthalmologist
– Pathologist
– Psychiatrist
– Surgeon

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African Community Students: $1,090
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,418

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 120,000
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs. 156,000
**EAC (East African Community) Students pay the same amount as Kenyan students. Countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.


– Foreign students out of the East African Community pay 30% more that the Kenyan students.
– The University reviews tuition fees on a regular basis.

Relevant Contact

Faculty of Health Sciences Office
For Faculty Enquiries
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries