Standalone Courses

Standalone Courses

The Department of Community Health Sciences’ Master of Science (MSc) in Epidemiology & Biostatistics Programme is pleased to announce Nutrition Epidemiology as a standalone course scheduled from July – September 2014.  This course is a part of the MSc Epidemiology & Biostatistics’ curriculum but can also be taken without enrolling in a degree programme.


Nutrition Epidemiology (2 credits)
Course Director: Dr Romaina Iqbal

Course Description:
This course is intended for participants seeking to understand the various parameters used in the assessment of a community’s nutritional status.  The benefits and pitfalls of key nutrition assessment tools will be discussed in this course. Conventional versus latest techniques for assessment of nutritional status at population level will also be discussed.

The course will cover a vast variety of topics in nutrition epidemiology and public health nutrition and utilize the expertise of various faculty members in teaching this course. Development and use of anthropometric, biochemical, dietary data collection and assessment techniques and their pitfalls will be covered. Also development and validation of physical activity questionnaires for use in local settings will be discussed.

Course Fee
Rs 29,500/=

Class timings
One class per week; 2 hours on Monday, from July 7 – September 26, 2014

Enrolment Requirements
Candidates for enrolment in this course must present one of the following:

  • An MBBS degree; or
  • A master’s degree (in science including social science disciplines); or
  • Four-year bachelors undergraduate degree or equivalent e.g. BScN, BDS, DVM, etc.

The course does not have prerequisite coursework, however it is intended for individuals who have had minimum 1 year past work experience in health-related field and/or social sectors.

Date of Application

  • Application for admission will be accepted till June 27, 2014
  • Application form is attached and can also be downloaded from here

Submission of Application
Applications must be submitted at:
Office of the Registrar
Graduate Programme Admissions
Stadium Road, P.O. Box 3500
Karachi 74800
Fax: (092-21) 34934294

For query please contact:
Department of Community Health Sciences
Aga Khan University
Tel: (092-21) 34864855 or 34864835