Advanced Level Course on Leadership (ALC-L) in Health Professions Education (HPE)


To develop academic leaders

Course code


Course Description

The Advanced Level Course on Leadership in HPE focuses on increased understanding of leadership issues with emphasis on relating leadership theories, approaches and frameworks for problem-resolution and to strategic planning for academic and/or organizational change.


ALC-L is a core course for those admitted into the Master of ​HPE and Advanc​ed ​​Diploma in HPE programmes. It is also offered as a Standalone Course to all health care professionals in Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Allied Health with a proven interest/responsibility and at least two years teaching experience in HPE.

There are a limited number of seats, applicants will be shortlisted according to the specified selection criteria

Pre requisite

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

Course credits



This is a sixteen-week course from August 29 - December 16, 2022. It will include:

  • pre-reading

  • one-week full-tim​​e intensive interactive sessions (October 10-14, 2022)

  • independent study and written application-based project (ISWA-P) completion​

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be a​​ble to:

  • analyze and evaluate their own and others' management and leadership practices​
  • develop a vision and mission statement for an educational programme and/or leadership challenge at the organization level
  • develop a strategic plan for the stated mission
  • analyze different leadership theories, different leadership approaches and the different frames
  • analyze different leadership approaches and theories with their strengths and limitations
  • relate the different leadership approaches to the different organizational frames
  • critically analyze each frame for problem-resolution, and apply the four frames collectivelly
  • identify important leadership challenges at programmatic, institutional, or national levels
  • apply theories of leadership in developing a solution and plan of action

  • critically analyze the leadership challenge through different organizational frameworks

  • analyze literature and research evidence from a range of sources to identify what others have done for the leadership challenge and what does not

  • develop an implementation plan using the different leadership approaches and organizational frames


The assessment in this course is divided into the following two components which have to be passed separately.

  • During the contact period, assessment will be based on individual and group assignments and presentations, contributions based on pre-readings, and the mid-semester assessment
  • In the distance learning component, assessment will be based on completion and grading of an application based independent study and written assignment using all course material and best evidence medical education (BEME)

For satisfactory completion of the course requirements, student has to attain at least 55 per cent scores in continuous assessment, mid-semester assessment and the written assignments independently, with an overall aggregate of 60 per cent.

Educational Strategies

The course is highly participatory, offered through interactive plenaries, individual presentations, group case-based learning and presentations, other small group activities including role play. It also uses online faculty support for independent study and written assignment. There is special emphasis on critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making through case-based learning approaches.

Mid-course feedback will be provided.​​​​

Course Fee

Local participants: Rs 53,000 per person

​Programme Team

Dr Tabassum Zehra
Programme Director, MHPE
and Course Co Director

Dr Shazia Babar​
Programme Coordinator, MHPE

Dr Rukhsana W. Zuberi​
Course Director

Dr Naveed Yousuf
Course Co Director

Programme Office

Mr Aslam Nathwani
Associate, MHPE Programme
92 21 3486 2419
Mr Meeran Ayaz
Secretary, MHPE Programme
92 21 3486 2154​

Contact us
Tel: 92 21 3486 2419/2154