PhD in Health Sciences
In October 1999,
Aga Khan University introduced the PhD programme in Health Sciences. Course
work and research are two major integral parts of this programme. Health
related research has always been a high priority activity of AKU. The major
thrust of the University's research efforts have been in the areas of infectious
diseases, health care delivery systems and epidemiology of diseases. More
recently, the University has identified additional thematic areas where future
research activities are mainly focused which include human development,
cardiovascular diseases, cancer biology and nutrition.
The PhD programme
in Health Sciences offers advanced courses and research not only in the basic
medical sciences, but also in cellular and molecular biology of cancer,
infectious diseases, nutrition, drug discovery and natural products research,
cardiovascular disorders, metabolic diseases and neurosciences.