The Kisumu National Polytechnic

Department of Health Sciences

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The health science department is among the newly established academic departments in The Kisumu National Polytechnic. It’s 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.


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


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


The 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.

Message from HoD

Welcome to the Department of Health Science. If you are a highly motivated individual, with a vision to make a difference to health through working with individuals, groups and or large populations; or to contribute by generating innovative health solutions to disease prevention and control; or by addressing nutrition choices, challenges and nutrition-disease relationships – this is the place for you. Our committed staff will support you through the journey in your chosen programme offered in the Department – at Certificate and Diploma level. We invite you to look through our website and engage with us. Your queries can be sent to the Institution Administrator at: or tel: 254 (0) 572501501 or Cel: 254 723 446 773 who will direct you to the relevant member(s) of staff. We are happy to assist you and look forward to welcoming you to the Department. We also welcome local and international collaborators to partner with us in high-impact health research and interventions.
Title Duration Entry Requirement Examining Body
Craft Certificate in Nutrition & Dietetics Two Modules of 6 Terms K.C.S.E. Minimum Mean grade D with at least D in English/Kiswahili, Biology & Chem. or D Maths/Phys, H/Scie/Agric D KNEC
Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics Three Modules of 9 Terms K.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 Sciences 9 Terms Sandwich K.C.S.E Minimum Mean Grade C (plain) with at least C in English/Kiswahili, Maths/Physics, Chemistry and Biology KNEC
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology   9 Terms Sandwich K.C.S.E Minimum Mean Grade C (plain) with at least C in English/Kiswahili, Maths/Physics, Chemistry and Biology KNEC
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