Medical College and School of Nursing

Aga Khan University Faculty of Health Sciences
Stadium Road, P.O. Box 3500,
Karachi 74800,
Pakistan

Tel: +92 (0)21 493 20 95
Fax: +92 (0)21 493 42 94, or 493 20 95
Email: fhs@aku.edu 0r student.affairs@aku.edu
Internet: http://www.aku.edu/medicalcollege/index.htm


Courses on this page:    MSc Health Policy and Management
MSc Epidemiology and Biostatistics
PhD in Health Sciences
Master of Sience in Nursing

Course Title MSc Health Policy and Management
Institution Karachi: Aga Khan University
Country Pakistan
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Management: Health System Management
Health Research and Methods: Study Design and Data Analysis
Language English
Degree, Credits Master
Location Karachi
Next Beginning October 6, 2008
Appl. Deadline March 28, 2008; Apply here
Duration 2 years
Objectives/
Content
The objective of the programme is to prepare leaders in health systems research, strategic planning and development. The programme will develop professionals with comprehensive skills in health and social sector policy assessment, analysis and implementation, with conceptual and technical skills in institutional management. The objective is to educate them to function at al levels of social sectors, particularly health, at federal, provincial or local, public or private; and in all settings such as academic schools, research institutes, advocacy groups, and service organisations like hospitals, clinics or primary health care centres.
Requirements

Admission to the programme is based on academic merit and potential for leadership. Merit will be evaluated through scholastic achievement of applicants and their perfomance in the AKU-MSc HPM Admission Test. Leadership potential will be assessed on the basis interviews, past experience and future plans. Appplicants from the public or private sector from Pakistan and overseas may apply. A high academic score in any single discipline or any outstandig achievemnt alons is not suffiecient for selection.
Criteria for Application:
Candidates who have at least two years experience in the health and / or social sectors and hold one of the following degrees are eligible to apply:

  • an MBBS degree
  • a Masters degree
  • a four-year bachelor's undergraduate degree or equivalent e.g. BScN; BDS; DVM
Course fee The tuition fee for the first year of session commencing in October 2008 is Rs.451,000-.
For further
information
Tel: +92 (0)21 486 44 10
Email: student.affairs@aku.edu
Internet: Click here
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Course Title MSc Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Institution Karachi: Aga Khan University
Country Pakistan
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Study Design and Data Analysis
Language English
Degree, Credits Master
Location Karachi
Next Beginning October 6, 2008
Appl. Deadline March 28, 2008; Apply here
Duration 2 years
Objectives/
Content
The objective of the programme is to develop individuals who understand the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics, can critically identify public health problems and use epidemiology and biostatistics to characterise them at the population level. The programme aims to develop individuals to a level where they can design and conduct epidemiologic studies, manage and analyse data and use the results to recommend appropriate health interventions and to apply epidemiologic and biostatic principles to public health problems in the context of resource limitations of developing countries.
Requirements

Admission to the MSc Epidemiology and Biostatistics programme is based on merit and proven commitment to public health. Merit will be evaluated through scholastic achievements and performance in the AKU MSc Epidemiology and Biostatistics Admission Test. Commitment of the applicant will be assessed on the basis of interviews, past experience and future plans. Applicants in the public or private sector from Pakistan and overseas may apply. A high academic score in any single discipline or any outstanding achievement alone is not sufficient
for selection.
Criteria for Application:
Candidates who have at least two years expericne in the health and / or social sectors and hold one of the following degrees are eligible to apply:

  • an MBBS degree
  • a Masters degree
  • a four-year bachelor's undergraduate degree or equivalent e.g. BScN; BDS; DVM
Course fee The tuition fee for the first year of session commencing in October 2008 is Rs.451,000/-.
For further
information
Tel: +92 (0)21 486 44 10
Email: student.affairs@aku.edu
Internet: Click here
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Course Title PhD in Health Sciences
Institution Karachi: Aga Khan University
Country Pakistan
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Demography
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Health Research and Methods: Study Design and Data Analysis
Clinical Research and Methods
Language English
Degree, Credits Master
Location Karachi
Next Beginning October 6, 2008
Appl. Deadline March 28, 2008, Apply here
Duration 4 years
Objectives/
Content

The objective of the PhD programme is to produce independent researchers, teachers and leaders with
the following skills:
a) Strong academic background (through course work)
b) State-of-the-art experimental approach (through research work)
c) Analytical skills (through writing a thesis)
d) Leadership (through role modeling and a conducive environment)

This programme offers advanced courses and research in the basic medical sciences as well as in the cellular and molecular biology of cancer, infectious diseases, nutrition, cardiovascular disorders, metabolic diseases, neurosciences and molecular genetics.

Participants'
Profile

Through the PhD programme, the University will train independent researchers, teachers and leaders and equip them with strong academic background through coursework, expose them to state-of-the-art experimental approaches through research work, develop analytical skills through writing a thesis, and develop leadership skills through role modelling in a conducive environment at AKU.

Requirements

Candidates with at least one year of working experience in a biomedical field who have any of the following qualificationsmay apply:

  • AMasters degree in one of the biological sciences;
  • An MBBS or DVM degree;
  • A four-year bachelor ’s degree or equivalent in a biological science including pharmacy.
Course fee Rs. 639,000/-
For further
information

Tel: +92 (0)21 486 44 10
Email: phdinfo@aku.edu
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Course Title Master of Sience in Nursing
Institution Karachi: Aga Khan University
Country Pakistan
Type Research Degree: M.Sc. / M.Phil. / Ph.D.
Topics Healthcare areas: Nursing
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Language English
Degree, Credits 59 credits
Location School o f Nursing, Karachi, Pakistan
Next Beginning October 6, 2008
Appl. Deadline March 28, 2008, Apply here
Duration 2 years
Objectives/
Content

The objective is to prepare advanced practice nurses who will develop innovative, practical solutions to complex health problems from a scientific perspective. Nursing practice in both rural and urban areas will be emphasised with the student selecting their speciality area of advanced practice. Upon graduation, it is expected that graduates will become leaders with decision-making skills in the areas of education, administration, research and clinical practice and will utilize the existing theories and research findings in caring for individual
families and communities. The programme will also provide nurses with the necessary
skills to conduct research that will contribute to the body of knowledge defining the discipline of nursing.
Content:

  • Theoretical Basis of Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Biostatistics
  • Elective
  • Nursing Research [Qualitative & Quantitative]
  • Ethics in Health Care
  • Leadership & Management in Nursing Practice
  • Educational Design & Administration
  • Pathophysiology/ Pharmacology forAdvanced Practice
  • Thesis I [Proposal Development]
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Theoretical Concepts in Clinical Care
  • Advanced Theoretical Concepts in Public/ Community Health Nursing
  • Research Seminar
  • Advanced Clinical / Community Specialty Practicum
  • Elective
  • Thesis II
  • Scholarly Writing (Thesis Tutorial)
Requirements

Applicants in the public or private sector who have two years full time experience in nursing,
throughout Pakistan and overseas may apply.
Following are the eligibility criteria for application to the direct MScN programme:
• Successful completion of BScN;
• Current RN licensure in Pakistan or equivalent;
OR
Candidates who do not possess a BScN but have a BSc/BA/BCom (general academic programme) may also apply. They will be considered on a provisional basis and will be required to successfully complete an additional one year Transition Programme.
Government employees will be given provisional admission, pending relevant NOC before the first day of school.

Course fee Rs. 145,150/-
For further
information

The Admission office,
The Aga Khan University, School of Nursing
MSc-Nursing programme,
P.O. Box 3500,
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800.
Email: son.admission@aku.edu
Internet: http://www.aku.edu/SON/admission/PDFs/Brochure_500.pdf

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