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

The aim of the course is to focus 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. Emphasis is placed on the selection of appropriate models for development and implementation of programme evaluation strategies and matching them to the needs of the stakeholders.


ALC-PE is a core course for ​Master of Health Professions in Education (MHPE) programme however it is also open to all health care professionals in Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Allied Health with a proven interest/responsibility and atleast two years teaching experience in Health Professions Education (HPE). Other candidates with the following eligibility may also apply as per the selection 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 sixteen-week course from January to April, 2018. It includes,

  • pre-reading

  • one-week full-time intensive interactive session. (January 29 - February 02, 2018)

  • independent study and written assignment an application-oriented project completion

Learning Objectives

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

  • analyze different evaluation approach (es) for their effective use in evaluating an educational programme

  • justify the use of selected approach(es) for evaluating an educational programme
  • develop a plan for evaluating an educational programme or its component using evaluation standards
  • discuss evaluation trends, pitfalls and ethics in evaluation
  • relate monitoring and quality assurance to evaluating programmes in education


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

In the interactive session, assessment will be through:

  • continuous observation of participation and contributions

  • individual and group assignments/presentations

  • end of the course assessment

The final assessment would be based on completion and grading of an independent study and  2000-3000 words application-oriented project. The written 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 27,500 per person
International participants: US $ 450 per person


Dr Syeda Kauser Ali
Programme Director, MHPE

Dr Jacqueline Maria Dias
Course Director

Dr Tabassum Zehra
Programme Coordinator, MHPE

Dr Amber Sultan
Course Co Director


Mr Aslam Nathwani
Associate, HPE Programme
Department for Educational Development
The Aga Khan University

Mr Meeran Ayaz
Secretary, HPE Programme
Department for Educational Development
The Aga Khan University

Contact us:
Tel: 92 21 3486 2419