Diploma in clinical medicine and community health offers comprehensive knowledge, clinical skills and hands-on experience that prepare the graduates with ability to access and handle common and emerging moral and medical conditions in community and all aspects of health care.
The program 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 with 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 program 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.
Diploma in clinical medicine and community health offers comprehensive knowledge, clinical skills and hands-on experience that prepare the graduates with ability to access and handle common and emerging moral and medical conditions in community and all aspects of health care.APPLY NOW