To offer unique health education and support the development of healthcare in Kenya
To empower a new generation of healthcare workers and support the provision of accessible, affordable and effective healthcare for all Kenyans
Kenya School for Integrated Medicine was established in 2007 with the vision of bringing the best educational opportunities for young people in Kenya, particularly in Kwale County. Our mode of teaching offers an integrated approach to healthcare. Currently we are the only private Health College in Kwale County offering this unique combination of healthcare options. By working directly with the MOH Kwale County our students are gaining work experience during their attachments in local hospitals. In this way we are able to contribute directly to the healthcare needs of the community.
The School is recognised in Kenya and it is accredited by the Technical Vocational Education Training Authority (TVETA).
It is in the leading edge of medical education by offering an integrated approach to health, bringing together courses that focus on a preventative approach to healthcare. We are offering courses in Community Health, Nutrition and Dietetics, Community Development and Social Work, Counselling Psychology and Horticulture.
Very little resources are given to mental health in Kenya. Community Health is only now being recognised as a key component of health education and the needs of trained community health workers is vital to embrace the challenge of Universal Health Coverage. Nutrition and Dietetics is one of the newest and most interesting areas of health study, and more schools are now offering this programme. There is a real need for knowledge on good nutrition, which our school is now offering, especially with a focus on nutrition and food security.
As well as these courses, students gain an introduction to the principles of a holistic view on health and life, exploring the concepts of mind/body medicine, natural and alternative forms of healing, permaculture, and other holistic philosophies.
Our aim is to open a student’s mind to what is possible in health education and also to know what it means to be healthy. Health and Disease are part of human experience and it is important for students to get an understanding of what it means to be healthy and how to help themselves and others explore this.
The college is also embracing a more competency based learning and evaluation strategy, one that allows a student based learning model, focusing more on problem based learning techniques. The philosophy behind this is to make learning more experiential and real, and less theoretical.