The Programme​​

​This programme has been designed to train health professionals to have an in-depth knowledge of epidemiology, biostatistics and their application in analysing major public health issues in Pakistan and developing countries with a focused approach to regional problems and needs. Graduates of the progra​mme are expected to play a leading role in the field of public health by analysing major public health problems.​​

The Programme also offers selected courses as "Standalone Courses" for individuals wishing to enhance their knowledge in specific areas. For details, please contact Programme Office at

Admissions have closed for 2019-2020 cycle. The last date to submit the application was May 20​.​

Clinical Research Specialisation ​

The programme also offers specialisation in clinical research for academicians and clinical researchers as well as residents, fellows, young faculty and clinical nurses from medical and allied fields. To read more click​​ here​​.​

Programme Objectives​

After completing the programme, it is expected that the graduates would be able to:​

  • Conceptualize the principles and practice of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • Critically identify public health problems and use epidemiology and biostatistics to characterise them at the population level

  • Manage epidemiological studies using appropriate design, and analytic techniques to interpret public health problems for proposing interventions

  • Relate epidemiological principles to public health problems in the context of resource limitations of developing countries

In addition to the above four objectives, Clinical Research Specialisation (CRS) students would also be able to:

  • Critically identify contemporary clinical problems

  • Design, conduct and evaluate applied research; investigating clinical problems to enhance clinical care at individual and population level

  • Demonstrate the use of principles of epidemiology and biostatistics within a specific clinical discipline

​Part-time Programme ​

The University is offering candidates the choice to complete their stipulated two-year requirement in extended time, i.e. either in three or four years. Health professionals, with other responsibilities and commitments who wish to upgrade their qualifications, are able to benefit from the part-time programme to complete the required courses in three or four years instead of two years. Additional details regarding this option are available from the Programme Director and ​Programme Office housed within the department of Community Health Sciences (CHS).​​​​​​​​

For further information please review the Programme Information Booklet​. You can also reach us via the following contact details:

Graduate Programme Admission Office
Office of the Registrar
Aga Khan University 
(School of Nursing and Midwifery Building) ​
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800
Tel: +92 21 3486 4537​ / 5456