Advanced Level Course on Curriculum Development (ALC-CD)

The course focuses on the purpose and approaches used to design curricula in Health Professions Education (HPE), with emphasis on the participants’ involvement within the context of their own profession and institution.

Course Code:



While ALC-CD is a core course foer those admitted into the Master of Health Profesions Education MHPE program​me. It is also open to all healthcare professionals in Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Allied Health with a proven interest/responsibility in Health Professions Education (HPE).

Candidates with proven interest/responsibility in HPE and at least two years teaching experience will be preferred.

Pre Requisite:

Introductory Short Course in Health Professions Education (ISC-HPE)

Course Credits:



This is nine-week course from March 28 to May 29, 2016.

  • Two-week part time pre-reading 

  • One-week full-time intensive face-to-face onsite component from April 11 to 15, 2016

  • Six-week part-time independent study and written assignment completion

Learning  Objectives:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • explore the different trends, practices, outcomes, obstacles, and prospects of curriculum planning and development, to design innovative curricula.

  • differentiate between disciplina-based, organ-based, problem-based, competency-based, and evidence-based curricular models, to apply the dynamics of each model in different settings.

  • analyze a curriculum in their own setting and determine the extent to which curriculum models and evaluation concepts are used.

  • develop a curriculum plan for a program and justify.

  • anaylyze organizational, social and political factors that can affect curriculum planning, and identify strategies to deal with such factors.

Educational Strategies:

The course is highly participatory, offered through interactive plenaries, individual and group presentations and assignemnt, workshop formats, exercise, on-line and small group activities.​

Mid-course feedback is provided.


The assessment in ALC-CD is divided into the following two components which have to be passed separately:

  1. In the face-to-face component, assessment will be through continuous observation of participation and contribution through:

    • individual and group assignments/presentations,​

    • end of the course assessment.


  2. In the distance learning component, assessment will be based on completion and grading of an independent study and 2000-3000 words individual written assignment. The assignment will be graded on the basis of application of knowledge and evidence based best solution in their own settings.

For satisfactory completion of the course requriements, student has to attain at least 55% scores in continuous assessment and the written assignments independently, with an overall aggregate of 60%.

Selection Criteria:

The selection criteria for the course can be viewed he​​​​re.

(Selection is purely merit based. Acceptance in the course will be based on the number of seats available)

Course Fee:

  • Local participants: Rs 33,000 per person​

  • International participants: US$ 540 per person​



Dr Syeda Kauser Ali
Programme Director (MHPE)

Dr Sheilla Pinjani
Programme Director (Advanced Diploma in HPE)

Dr Naveed Yousuf
Course Director

Dr Amber Sultan
Course Coordinator

Dr Tabassum Zehra
Faculty Coordinator



Mr Aslam Nathwani
Associate, HPE Programme

Mr Meeran Ayaz
Secretary, HPE Programme


Tel: 92 21 3486 2419​