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Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine & Community Health (Bscm)

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.

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.

Program duration and Fee:


Download the most recent fee structure here

Application form

Applications can be downloded here , you can also submit your application online here

Programme Start Dates:

Every May (Upgrading), September (Regular)

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