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

Course code:


Course credit:


Pre requisite:

Health Pro​fessions Educator


to be announced (with pre-course reading requirements)
50 hours of study consisting of one-week full-time intensive face-to-face component with pre-course reading requirements.

The validity of ISC-HPE as pre requisite for MHPE programme is four years


The course aims to introduce participants to educational philosophies underpinning Health Professions Education globally and to innovative teaching learning strategies and pitfalls in assessment.


By the end of the course participants should be able to:

I. Curriculum

  • differentiate between the different evolutionary curriculum models
  • differentiate between curricular components
  • differentiate between outcomes and objectives, and the different levels of objectives

II. Teaching and Learning

  • use the different modes of instruction appropriately based on their strengths and weaknesses, and the principles of adult learning for all domains
  • cognitive
  • psychomotor
  • affective
  • demonstrate common learner-centered instructional approaches
  • identify the basic principles underlying PBL as a specialized version of small group learning and
  • conduct the process of a small group (PBL) tutorial
  • demonstrate tutor and student roles
  • provide effective and constructive feedback
  • incorporate different learning resources appropriately in the module

III. Assessment

  • develop assessment plan using the principles of assessment
  • incorporate different assessment methodologies and tools appropriately in the module, for all three domains
  • construct and critique multiple choice question(s)  

Selection Criteria

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Course Fee

Local participants: Rs 21,000 per person
International participants: US $ 360 per person


Course Director

Dr. Qamar Ri​az

Course Coordinator

Dr Sana Saeed


Mr Sunder Khuwaja
Associate, Dept. for Educational Development
Aga Khan University
Phone: (+92 21) 3486-2153


Mr Anil Khowaja
Senior Assistant, Dept. for Educational Development
Aga Khan University
Phone: (+92 21) 3486-4504​