Certificate course in Geriatrics

Facilitated by the University of California, San Francisco

November 18, 2019
8:30 am | Karachi

School of Nursing and Midwifery

The aim of this course is to facilitate participants to build their understanding and competencies on the core concepts in geriatrics. This course will enable you to strenghten capacity in managing elderly patients in hospital and community settings through evidence-based practices. 

Communication with older people
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
Depression, Delirium and Dementia (3Ds)
Fall and injuries in older people

Training format:
Zoom sessions by Geriatric consultants from the University of California, San Francisco 

Course commencement date: Monday, November 18, 2019 
Time and duration: 8:30 am to 11:30 am, every Monday and Tuesday for six weeks
Venue: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan University 
Registration fee: PKR 5000

Please register by November 12, 2019 
For registration, please email us at faraz.ahmed@aku.edu

Eligibility criteria:
  • Practising clinical nurses 
  • Social workers
  • Administrators of shelter homes 
  • Geriatric and Gerontology clinical stream members/faculty members
  • Participants should at least hold an undergraduate degree in any of the above fields

Limited seats available. Preference will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Course Facilitators:

Dr Amina Huda
Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF),
Nurse Practitioner at the Stanford University Hospital and Clinics

Dr Amina Huda is a Board Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. She has nearly thirty years of experience in various areas of patient care, including liver transplantation, quality improvement, geriatrics and oncology. She began her career in 1987 as a medical surgical nurse at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Before migrating to the United States, she served as a senior instructor at the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Dr Huda has an outstanding academic background that includes a PhD in Nursing and Health Policy and a Post Master’s Nurse Practitioner degree from UCSF; a Master of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with highest honours from the Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery in Karachi, Pakistan.

She is also currently serving as the President of National Ismaili Nursing Alliance, Aga Khan Health Board, United States.

Dr Laura Wagner
Director, Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP Program,
and Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Dr Laura Wagner has done extensive research focusing on improving patient safety among nurses. In particular, her work focuses on nursing care processes to improve the efficiency of care, provide ethical care, and ensure safe care is evidence-based.

Dr Wagner has conducted several funded studies on improving adverse event reporting system software, managing nursing care around falls management, reducing physical restraints and siderails, improving adverse event disclosure, and assessing safety culture in the nursing home setting.

In addition to this, she works with the National Quality Forum to update their list of serious reportable events to include long-term care. She also serves as a faculty member with Safer Healthcare Now! initiative in Canada to develop the “Getting Started Kit” for falls management in healthcare settings, and chairs the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Best Practice Guideline development for Alternatives to Restraint Use.


School of Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan University
​​​​Stadium R​oad​​, ​P​​.O. Box ​No. 3500 Karachi, Pakistan​​​


Faraz Ahmed
School of Nursing and Midwifery
T: +92-21-34930051, ext. 5437
E: faraz.ahmed@aku.edu