​Lot Quality Assurance Sampling Course
(Hands-on training)

The Aga Khan University Department of Continuing Professional Education (AKU-DCPE) is accredited by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) and the American Association of Continuing Medical Education (AACME) to provide continuing medical education. AACME designates this live educational activity for a maximum 17.5 AACME Category 1 credit(s).


Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) is a two-stage sampling plan applied for rapid monitoring of coverage of health intervention. LQAS is a relatively rapid and inexpensive approach to data collection and is primarily used for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) purposes. This method is used to empower programme managers to evaluate programme performance. The LQAS method enables these managers to assess achievement of programmes’ objectives and targets within a specific unit of interest (a geographical area, a facility, an organization, or any other catchment area).


The course aims to provide participants with a step-by-step approach to conduct population-based surveys using LQAS for both baseline and on-going M&E assessments.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to LQAS
  • Sampling strategy & data collection
  • Tabulation of data
  • Calculating results for making informed decisions
  • Use of LQAS in monitoring

Educational Strategies

The course follows a workshop approach, facilitated through lectures, hands-on training, group work, Audio-visual aids, and videos.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for the course is English. Participants are expected to be proficient enough to comprehend, read and write in the English language.

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals/academic health science educators involved in teaching
  • Individuals with technical and administrative responsibilities in government and private sector agencies and industries
  • NGO representatives with technical responsibilities for Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Mid-management level personnel of public and private organizations and individuals
  • Faculty and Residents

Duration of the Course

The five half-day (9:00 am-1:30 pm) course is scheduled to be offered from April 10-14, 2017, both days inclusive. 

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee of course is Rs 9,000 (US$ 125 applicable for international participants). The tuition fee covers classroom instructions, course material, and refreshments during working hours.

Course Director

Dr Shiyam Sunder

Course Instructors

Dr Sarah Saleem, Professor, CHS, AKU
Ms Farina Abrejo, Senior Instructor, CHS, AKU

Submission Date of Applications

Participants will be selected on the basis of criteria set out for the programme.  Kindly send a filled Registration Form latest March 10, 2017 to  chs.cep@aku.edu /Ms Nadira Ashraf.