Advanced Level Course on Teaching and Learning (ALC-TL) in Health Professions Education (HPE)

The courses aim to:

  • Enable students to enhance their knowledge and skills in areas relevant to effective teaching and learning
  • Promote high standards of teaching practices
  • Display professional commitment to incorporate evidence based practices to enhance institutional teaching and learning culture

Learning Theories for Cognition (Week 1):

This course focuses on underpinning learning theories for design, implementation and evaluation of different teaching and learning strategies. This course is a pre-requisite for Teaching & Learning for Educational Outcomes.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Design teaching and learning programmes and sessions in HPE by applying current theories of learning

  • Incorporate teaching and learning activities that cater to individual learning preferences & needs

  • Develop a lesson plan

  • Conduct teaching activities based on principles of learning and learning theories

  • Evaluate effectiveness of the various teaching strategies in small and large group setting

  • Contribute to building a conducive learning environment at their own institution(s)

  • Reflect on their teaching practice and maintain a reflective journal

  • Develop and use appropriate instructional material and resources

  • Use information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance learning

Course Credits

3.0

Duration

This is a sixteen week course from June to October, 2018. It includes,

  • pre-reading​​
  • one-week full-time intensive interactive session. (August 6-11, 2018)
  • independent study and written assignment an application-oriented project completion

Eligibility

It is a core course for the Master of Health Professions Education programme. It is also open 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 Health Professions Education (HPE). Other candidates may also apply as per the selection criteria.

See the selection criteria here.

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

Pre requisite

Introductory Short Course in Health Professions Education

Assessment

All students have to pass the continuous and end of course assessments.

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 educational strategies are multi-modal with focus on active learning, critical thinking and reflective practice. It is offered through interactive plenaries, student presentations, experiential individual and small group  learning sessions, and technology based asynchronous learning.

Mid-course feedback is provided.

Course Fee

Local participants: Rs 37​,200 per person

How to apply

Please send an online registration form click here

Teaching & Learning for Educational Outcomes (Week 2):

This course focuses on teaching and learning in clinical settings, developing learning resources to engage students, student support systems and their contribution to creating a positive learning environment, evaluation of teaching and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking and decision making skills in clinical teaching

  • Develop cases for effective student learning

  • Develop and use appropriate instructional material and resources

  • Develop personal/professional development plans

  • Effectively use and provide input for available student support systems at their own institutions

  • Develop a teaching portfolio

  • Demonstrate providing effective feedback

Course Credits

4.0

Duration

This is a sixteen week course from June to October, 2018. It includes,

  • pre-reading​​
  • one-week full-time intensive interactive session. (August 13-20, 2018)
  • independent study and written assignment an application-oiented project completion

Eligibility

It is a core course for the Master of Health Professions Education programme. It is also open 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 Health Professions Education (HPE). Other candidates may also apply as per the selection criteria.

See the selection criteria here.

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

Pre requisite

  • Learning Theories for Cognition (3.0 credits)

Assessment

All students have to pass the continuous and end of course assessments.

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 educational strategies are multi-modal with focus on active learning, critical thinking and reflective practice. It is offered through interactive plenaries, student presentations, experiential individual and small group  learning sessions, and technology based asynchronous learning.

Mid-course feedback is provided.

Course Fee

Local participants: Rs 49​,600 per person

How to apply

Please send an online registration form click here

PROGRAMME TEAM

Programme Director, MHPE

Dr Syeda Kauser Ali

Programme Coordiantor, MHPE

Dr Tabassum Zehra

Course Director

Dr Azam Afzal

Course Coordinator

Dr Rahila Ali

MHPE Programme Office:

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

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

Contact us:
mhpe.ded@aku.edu
Tel: 92 21 3486 2419