In mobile clinics, hospitals and our own special integrated medicine clinic, students take direct responsibility for representing clients in actual cases/matters under the supervision of our professional team of teachers and instructors who are expert practitioners in their fields.
Clinical experience is an essential part of learning. It is where all the theory becomes real and the student has to be given ample exposure to live clinical situations in order to consolidate their learning experience.
Students in all our courses complete necessary attachments in local hospitals and community based clinics before completing necessary internships. This is always a required part of any accredited course.
However, we also endeavour to give our students as much direct experience as possible and facilitate them to do field trips and to have a direct experiential approach to their learning. Learning is much more than just reading or copying from a book. Learning happens much more directly through experience and using competency methods of learning, our students are encouraged to think for themselves, to explore their own capacity for learning and to have a wide experience in their learning process.
The school runs many mobile clinics in all parts of Kwale County and our students and graduates have been able to gain great experience in the field by visiting these clinics. In particular, our nutrition interns and graduates of our homeopathy programmes have been able to access many interesting places and gain valuable experience in these clinics.
Clinical hours give students the opportunity to practice health under the supervision of experts in their field of practice; Students receive regular feedback on their work throughout the clinical placement. It provides the students a range of hands-on experience, including interviewing, counselling, and advising clients and collaborating with other students and health care workers.