Advanced Diploma in Health Professions Education
Developed by AKU’s Department for Educational Development, the Advanced
Diploma in Health Professions Education (HPE) programme is designed to
develop excellent teachers, educators and innovators in health
Graduates from this Programme will know
how to use best evidence medical education to make informed decisions
for improving the standards of undergraduate, postgraduate and
continuing health professions education in the fields of medicine,
dentistry, nursing and allied health sciences, in Pakistan and abroad.
programme will also provide a platform for educators in the health
professions to share experiences resulting in the development of
collaborations and linkages optimising education and research at
national and regional levels.
By the end of the programme, graduates should be able to:
Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills in health professions education on national and international issues
Inculcate critical thinking and problem solving in students
Develop curricula using knowledge of educational philosophies and theories
Develop and apply innovative teaching, learning and assessment strategies, using best evidence to make informed decisions in HPE
Develop linkages optimising education
Who is the programme for?
Chairs and members of the year committees, curriculum
committees, assessment and promotions committees (or equivalent),
programme coordinators and programme directors of educational
The Advanced Diploma in HPE programme consists of pre-requisite and
advanced level courses which will require a minimum of two years to a
maximum of four years of study.
There are two options for the entry into the Programme:
Option 1: Following the completion of two/three
Advanced Level Courses (ALCs) in HPE candidates are eligible to apply to
the Advanced Diploma in Health Professions Education programme if they
have achieved a minimum CGPA of 2.50.