Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery


The School of Health Sciences at St. Paul’s University will offer diploma courses programs, among them diploma in clinical medicine, to graduate persons who will have the knowledge and skills to work as Clinical Officers. Its mandate is to train Clinical Officers who are competent to provide primary health care services.

Vision of the Programme

Quality training for Clinical Officers

Mission of the program

To train Clinical Officers with ability to provide solutions to health-related problems to their communities.

Goals of the program

To graduate into the health sector qualified, proficient, committed and all-round Clinical Officers with sufficient skills to positively impact on the health delivery system in Kenya, the region and the world.

Purpose of the program

To produce an all rounded clinician in curative, preventive, promotive and rehabilitative medicine.

Expected Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program graduate should be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and management of diseases.
  • Collect, interpret and utilize the health data.
  • Apply critical thinking skills in health care.
  • Conduct community diagnosis.
  • Engage in continuing professional-development.
  • Plan and implement educational programs for learners, health personnel and community members.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum KCSE grade of C plain
  • C plain in Biology or Biological Sciences
  • C Plain in English or Kiswahili
  • C -(minus) in Chemistry or Physical Science
  • C -(minus) in Mathematics or physics


3 years, each year has 3 semesters

Mode of Study

Full time/Regular