The deparment is responsible for training professional Pharmaceutical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Technologists, and Nutrition and Dietetics Technologists. Health science works in collaboration with medical facilities within the region to meet the needs of the job market. The courses offered are fully accredited by relevant professional bodies: Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Kenya Nutrition and Dieticians Institute, and Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board. The department offers patient patient-centered approach to learning by accessing the institution’s dispensary which offers healthcare services to the immediate stakeholders. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories for practical, research and training. The department has sufficient lecture rooms and qualified teaching and non-teaching staff. Internet facilities are available for learning and research.

VisionTo be a world-class in the provision of technical, vocational, training, and research of health care professionals

MissionTo provide highly quality technical, vocational, health training, research, and innovation in partnership with stakeholders to produce globally highly competitive and adaptable health care professionals

GoalThe Health Science Department at Kisumu National Polytechnic is committed to providing affordable, accessible, sustainable, and quality training by ensuring our services are effective and efficient and meet the needs of the health sector.

Courses

TitleDurationEntry RequirementExamining Body
Craft Certificate in Nutrition & DieteticsTwo Modules of 6 TermsK.C.S.E. Minimum Mean grade D with at least D in English/Kiswahili, Biology & Chem. or D Maths/Phys, H/Scie/Agric DKNEC
Diploma in Nutrition & DieteticsThree Modules of 9 TermsK.C.S.E. Minimum Mean grade C- with at least D+ in Eng/Kiswahili, Biology & Chem or D Maths/Phys, H/Scie/Agric.KNEC
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences9 Terms SandwichK.C.S.E Minimum Mean Grade C (plain) with at least C in English/Kiswahili, Maths/Physics, Chemistry and BiologyKNEC
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology  9 Terms SandwichK.C.S.E Minimum Mean Grade C (plain) with at least C in English/Kiswahili, Maths/Physics, Chemistry and BiologyKNEC