KMTC to Work Together with Jacksons Clinics to Expand Physiotherapy Training
The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) is planning to work with Jacksons Clinics to expand its physiotherapy course through the increasing number of new Higher Diplomas.
The KMYTC Chief Executive Officer Dr Kellt Oluoch applauded the Jacksons Clinics for their partnership and for being part of the bid to advance the training of physiotherapists in Kenya.
“There has been a major shift in the last few in medical services with rehabilitative medicine now getting attention just as curative medicine,” said the KMTC CEO.
On the part of Jackson Clinics, Dr Richard Jackson said that his clinics are seeking to support the college to upgrade Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMT) course to be a two-year residence training programme that is more specialized and has advanced training.
“This programme will be offered on E-learning mode to attract students from across East and Central Africa,” he divulged.
Besides, Dr Jackson revealed that his organization wants to work together with KMTC in new courses such as Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Gerontology Rehabilitation, Paediatric Physiotherapy and Integumentary Rehabilitation.
The KMTC CEO also revealed that the college had invested heavily in E-learning to enable students who cannot attend classes physically an opportunity to access training via virtual means.
According to KMTC’s mandate to produce competent health workers capable of addressing emerging and re-emerging challenges in health, Dr Oluoch said that plans were on the way to the hasted mounting of the speech therapy course for the benefit of the public.
The Jacksons have been partnering with KMTC since 2012 when the first Higher Diploma programme in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy was incepted.
The partnership has since led to the inauguration of Higher Diplomas in Neuro-rehabilitation in 2018 and Pelvic Rehabilitation in the year 2021.
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