Courses in Health Professions Education
The following courses are offered under the Health Professions Education Programme:
- Pre-Requisite: Introductory Short Course in Health Professions Education Programme
- Advanced Level Courses in Health Professions Education Programme
- Additional Required Courses in Health Professions Education Programme
Pre-Requisite: Introductory Short Course in Health Professions Education
The Introductory Short Course in Health Professions Education (ISC-HPE) is a pre-requisite for all other courses offered by the Department for Educational Development, including the Advanced Diploma in Health Professions Education and Master of Health Professions Education.
The course introduces participants to educational philosophies supporting HPE globally, and innovative teaching learning strategies and pitfalls in assessment. Read more about ISC-HPE here.
The ISC-HPE is targeted towards all faculty members and residents involved in teaching, particularly newly recruited faculty and senior residents. It is a mandatory course for all newly inducted Aga Khan University faculty members.
Advanced Level Courses in Health Professions Education
The Advanced Level Courses (ALCs) aim to provide in-depth knowledge and skills in defined areas, and ensure undertaking review of literature and problem-solving by each participant, based on current best evidence.
The ALCs are not offered in any particular order and are complete in themselves. Participants may take one or two according to their area of interest and receive certificates for the respective courses. The courses may be taken in a sequence convenient to the participant, as long as a total duration of four years is not exceeded.
Additional Required Courses in Health Professions Education
The Additional Required Courses (ARCs) courses below are essential for Master of HPE programme. However they can be taken as stand-alone courses by interested participants after the completion of ISC-HPE.
The ALCs and ARCs are targeted towards those interested in developing in-depth knowledge and skills in different areas of HPE, according to their interest or institutional assignment/s. These could be faculty at large, who wish to become good educators, or more specifically, faculty members who are Chairs and Members of curriculum committees, assessment and promotions committees or equivalents.