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Department of Clinical Medicine

VISION
To provide quality education in an environment that stimulates creativity and innovation through a student centred approach


MISSION
To be the model of excellence in teaching and research in health care


BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Clinical Medicine Department was founded in 2006.  The department started with Diploma in Clinical Medicine as its pioneer course.  Four years later, a BSc in Clinical Medicine was started being the first one in the country. The courses are approved by the Ministry of Health through the Clinical Officers Council. Due to the growing demand for quality health care, the department started offering additional courses which offer opportunities to Clinical Officers and other health professionals for further development academically and professionally and at the same time improve standards of Health care in the country.
 The department prides itself in offering the following courses:
i)    Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine
ii)    Bachelor of Science in Health Records  and Information Management
iii)    Diploma in Clinical Medicine
iv)    Diploma in Health Records and Information Technology
v)    Certificate  in Health Records and Information Technology


To ensure that the quality of teaching and training is maintained at high standards, the department works closely with the Ministry of Health through the Clinical Officers Council.
Kenya having been identified by World Health Organization as one of the countries with acute shortage of Human resource for health, Mount Kenya University through the clinical Medicine department has embarked on starting the following courses:
i)    Masters in Forensic and Coroner Medicine
ii)    Masters in Family Health
iii)    Masters in Accidents and Emergency Medicine. 
The department through its vision and mission is committed in upholding quality in support of the greater vision and mission of Mount Kenya University “SCALING THE HEIGHTS OF EDUCATION”.