The Citycot College has developed Courses in the Health Sciences to mitigate the gap of shortage of health workers and add value to the community together with other partners by having a consequently prioritized health sector development, with the ambitions of providing essential healthcare to the ever growing population in Somalia. It’s a major contribution by academic institutions by assisting the government in building a stronger and more sustainable health system.
The purpose of the College to commit in taking her students for internal practical and an internship program is designed to equip students taking a health science course in transition from the classroom to clinical practice.
The students have an opportunity to have a-hands-on-experience in basic practicals and with a focus on their future plans for working in a Hospital, MCH, IDPs, Clinical centers whether in Public or private Health Sector.
There is an annual intake of 100s students per semester and the institutions’ strategy and understanding is to equip the students and transform into medics by linking them as an internship with the Maternal Child Health (MCH), Hospitals and so on after they a accomplish the internal practical’s.
The Courses encourage non-trained students who are “practicing” as business entities to enroll and be equipped with the necessary skills.
Currently, the College is training 200 student nurses, midwives, medical laboratory, nutrition and clinicians.
The office of practical vision, mission and objectives
- To be the leading of health science practical provider, to produce skilled and professional health workers that can help our community
- To equip our students with knowledge, skills and medical ethics that can make them to join the labor market
- Train health professionals who should be able to perform at the highest level of professional competence, both academically and practically;
- ruse a well-rounded and diverse educational diploma completion program for health professionals
- Enhance and develop the student’s leadership and health care knowledge through academic inquiry while using current, practical health care models.
- To upgrade the skills and knowledge of health professionals by conducting varies practical both internal and internships
Practical skills of the faculty
The Citycot college has full practical lessons and well equipped laboratory including
- Nursing and midwifery laboratory
- Medical laboratory
- Public health and nutrition laboratory rooms
To make sure this faculty has a particular office of practical education which implements, evaluate and monitor all practical activists in the faculty.
The Training programs
Faculty of health science organizes training programs and courses to different departments of the faculty. Including Expended programs of immunization (EPI), Nutrition surveillance, clinical chemistry and basic nursing skills and more over.
this is a Two-year program. Every academic year consists of two 16-week semesters of 29 weeks for theory and 3 weeks for practical field attachment.
DIPLOMA OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Citycot College department of public health focuses to train students to promote health and prevent diseases by knowledge and skills development, mitigation of competing interests and health advocacy in Somalia where the Health system is handicapped and around the globe. Public health services are population based – that is, services which are focused on improving the health status of the population.
Public Health also ensures safe drinking water, promotes childhood vaccinations, and provides sexual health education to ensure the health of all residents.
To improve the skill of our students and to meet vision of the department we offers first year of internal practical to teach 12 basic producers for health science students, we also organize training programs including Expended programs of immunization (EPI), epidemiological surveillance and field training.
DIPLOMA OF CLINICAL MEDICINE
The training ensures that the Clinician as an Officer will be empowered as part of the medical team in an Hospitals, Clinical and pharmacy, MCH and may head a department to increase the number of health workers to provide preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health services and clinical officers are at the front line.
The aim of this program is to equip the learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude to harness and implement clinical skills, conduct research and be able to advance academically in order to provide and improve the health delivery from the rural health facilities all the way to the National and International levels.
Clinical officers have continued to play a vital role as clinicians and managers not only at the level of rural health facilities but also in the running of District, Provincial and National hospitals. They are among the first clinicians to come into contact with the patients and clients. With the expanding health care programmes and facilities there continues to be a need to increase the number of health workers to provide preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health services and clinical officers are at the front line. This is so especially in the rural areas where about 80% of the population resides. The clinical medicine and surgery programme at the Egerton University has been introduced to address this need along side other training institutions. The programme aims at producing better trained clinical officers who should not only be effective in providing services but who should also be able to competitively access higher education.
DIPLOMA OF FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION
The Diploma in Food Science & Nutrition course aims to develop competent professionals with the skills; knowledge and attributes in food chemistry, food microbiology, ingredient application, preservation & process technology, nutrition science and effective communication. The skills and attributes will allow them to contribute effectively and pursue a career in research & food product development, food safety & quality management, applied nutrition and food marketing in the food science, food manufacturing and nutraceutical industries.
DIPLOMA OF CLINICAL NURSING
Diploma Nurses play an important role in the healthcare sector.
Our course intends to advance the quality of life not just for academia purposes, but for the reproductive health, mental health, community nutrition, in charitable service or friendship, that makes a difference in any life.
The course imparts knowledge of administration, to manage the activities of Hospitals, Clinics and assist the staff in carrying out their duties effectively. The program aims at establishing grounds for research, in examining the cost related to the service, quality of patient care, policy analysis and delivery of health services. The students are helped in polishing their interpersonal skills and communicative skills which is much-required quality for undertaking this program.
Diploma in Nursing objectifies to skill candidates in becoming professional nurses and imparting care to the patients and community at large. This program opens up employment opportunities in the area of Nursing, Hospital Administration, Community Care and Health Care sector making them don the role of proficient nurses. The course aims to imbibe in candidates the necessary knowledge using different methodologies making them give out useful service to the society.
DIPLOMA OF CLINICAL MIDWIFERY
Midwifery is a whole lot more than just delivering babies.
It’s the professional care of mothers – before, during, and after the birth of their child. A combination of medicine and compassion, midwifery has been an honored and important profession for thousands of years.
your training will be split 50/50 between the classroom and work placements. You’ll study a range of modules, which will vary across institutions and courses, covering topics such as:
- midwifery care in pregnancy and birth
- midwifery care following birth
- medicines management
- critical care and complex needs
- normal births, usually in the first year, followed by emergency births and high-risk pregnancies in the second and third years
- research-based modules.
You’ll be assessed through a mixture of written exams, coursework and practical assessment.
DIPLOMA OF PHARMACY
The mission of the Department of Pharmacy is to advance the pharmaceutical sciences by performing drug-related research and research-based teaching. This happens within a range of topics including:
- Pharmaceutical technology and formulation
- drug delivery
- advanced drug analysis
- clinical and social pharmacy
The Department of Pharmacy emphasizes further development of internationally recognized programs of research and education. We are committed to serve the Somali society and the international scientific community with the Departments knowledge.
MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc) degree was introduced to meet the needs of the medical diagnostic laboratory profession for a science-based academic qualification.
It’s curriculum is community oriented education and combines theoretical knowledge of the basic natural and medical sciences with the skillful use of sophisticated equipment and techniques to provide vital information that may be required for diagnosis and treatment of diseases, quality control, quality assurance and research to formulate the policies and measures for the prevention of diseases.