​Advanced Level Courses on Programme Evaluation in Health Professions Education (ALC-PE)

The aim of the course is to focuses on the selection of appropriate approach(es) for evaluation of educational programmes, or parts thereof, developing an evaluation plan, benchmarking against national and international standards, identifying methods for data gathering and analysis, and strategies for dissemination of findings.

Course code


Course Description

The course focuses on programme evaluation, critique, and development of a plan for improvement or change, and leadership initiatives for such a change. The first component of the course  focuses on the selection of appropriate models for development and implementation of programme evaluation strategies from among the different available models, and matching them to the needs of the stakeholders.


While ALC-PE is a core course for those admitted into the Adv​a​​​nce​d​ Di​ploma in HPE and ​MH​​P​​​E programme it is also open to all health care professionals in Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Allied Health with a proven interest/responsibility in Health Professions Education (HPE) and at least two-years teaching experience in HPE and/or other candidates with the eligibility criteria.

See the selection criteria h​e​re

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

Pre requisite

Introductory Shor​t Co​urse in Health Professions Education (ISC-HPE)

Course credits



This is a six-week course from September to November 2017.

  • Two-week part-time pre-reading

  • One-week full-time intensive face-to-face onsite component

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • select and justify the use of model / approach for educational programme evaluation

  • develop a plan for evaluating an educational programme using evaluation standards


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

In the face-to-face component, assessment will be through:

  • Continuous observation of participation and contribution

  • individual and group assignments/presentations

  • end of the course assessment

In the distance learning component, assessment would be based on completion and grading of an independent study and 1500-2000 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 requirements, student has to attain at least 55% scores in continuous assessment and the written assignments independently, with an overall aggregate of 60%.

Educational Strategies

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

Mid-course feedback is provided

Course Fee

Local participants: Rs 25,200 per person
International participants: US $ 248 per person


Dr Syeda Kauser Ali
Programme Director, MHPE

Dr Sheilla Pinjani​
Programme Director, Adv.Dip. in HPE)

Dr Syeda Kauser Ali
Course Director

Dr Jacqueline Dias
Course Co-Director

Dr Amber Sultan
Course Coordinator


Mr Aslam Nathwani
Associate, HPE Programme
Email: aslam.nathwani@aku.edu
+92 21 3486 2419/2416
Mr. Meeran Ayaz
Secretary, MHPE
Email: meeran.ayaz@aku.edu
Tel: 92 21 3486 2419/2416