Advanced Level Course on Assessment in Health Professions Education

Course Duration: April 1 - June 7, 2013 

Face-to-Face Component: April 15 - 25, 2013


  • Health care professionals in Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Allied Health

  • Proven interest / responsibility in HPE.

Pre requisite: Introductory Short Course in Health Professions Education 

Course credits: 5

Aims and Objectives: The course focuses on the purpose, design, implementation and evaluation of rigorous assessment plans including tasks, tools, and strategies relevant to HPE, with emphasis on the participant’s involvement within the context of their own profession and institution. One week will focus on development of assessment tools and plans, and the other will focus on the psychometric properties of the tools.

Duration: Ten weeks.

  • Two weeks of part-time pre-reading, 

  • Two-week full-time intensive face-to-face component,

  • Six weeks of part-time independent study and written assignment.  

Educational Strategies: 

The course is highly participatory, offered through interactive plenaries, individual and group presentations and assignments, workshop formats, exercises, on-line and small group activities. Mid-course feedback is provided.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the cours​e the students will be able to apply principles of best assessment practices based on best evidence available in literature for:

  • developing a blueprint for assessment; 

  • using assessment for formative and summative purposes;

  • the variety of assessment tools and their purpose(s);

  • selecting appropriate assessment tools according to educational outcomes and context;

  • develop practical and innovative assessment tools that lead to enhanced learning; and

  • collect, analyze and interpret assessment data for monitoring, feedback and educational research.


  • Both face-to-face component and Independent Study and Written Assignment (ISWA) have to be satisfactorily completed separately.

  • In the face-to-face component, assessment will be through continuous observation of participation and contributions, individual and group assignments/presentations and end-of-the-course assessment.

Programme Director:

  • Dr Rukhsana W Zuberi

Course Director:

  • Dr Naghma Naeem

Course Coordinator:

  • Dr Azam Afzal

Course Faculty:

  • Dr Syeda Kauser Ali

  • Dr Naveed Yousuf

Selection Criteria:

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Course Fee:

Local participants: PKR 45,000/person
International participants: US $ 1300/person

Mr. Nurali S. Hirani
Administrative Officer, DED
Aga Khan University
Tel: +92 21 3486 2419