MSc Health Policy and Management
The Aga Khan University offers a two year MSc in Health Policy and Management programme which is housed in the Department of Community Health Sciences and has participation from various entities across AKU. The MSc Health Policy and Management is a pioneering programme in Pakistan. It is the only such programme in Pakistan and offers high quality education with a blend of theory and practice. This programme is designed to train professionals in strategic and operational planning, policy analysis, institutional management, health systems research and development. In 2011, the programme was accredited by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and according to PMDC regulations provides a Type II-B degree which is the most advanced level of Masters Degree in Pakistan.
The goal is to train professionals in health systems planning, implementation and research.
To prepare leaders in designing, implementing and monitoring of health care programmes in response to health needs of Pakistan and developing countries
To develop professionals with comprehensive skills in health policy development and analysis and implementation
- To produce professionals with conceptual and technical skills in institutional management
- To provide tools to professionals to function at all levels of the health care system (policy, programmatic, service delivery) and in different organisational settings
The target audience includes programme managers from NGO and public sectors, policy makers, health system researchers and health system academia, and is open for professionals from medicine, allied health professions, administration and social sciences.