DED's primary function is faculty development for improved Health Professions Education (HPE). It is responsible for introducing new initiatives and the philosophical underpinnings for improvement of educational programmes. The department focuses on areas of educational pedagogy, including innovative curricula, new instructional strategies, use of e-learning and web-based resources, innovative and appropriate assessment methods, and evaluation of educational programmes. Its initiatives include retreats, workshops, sessions and courses in HPE. Additionally, the department participates in key educational committees and in curricular activities and serves as a resource for educational research in health sciences education. DED is also responsible for developing leaders in HPE.

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Submissions from 2022

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Life satisfaction, resilience and coping mechanisms among medical students during COVID-19, Sonia Ijaz Haider, Farhatulain Ahmed, Hassan Pasha, Hadia Pasha, Nudrat Farheen, and Muhammad Talha Zahid

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Development of a virtual classroom for pre-analytical phase of laboratory medicine for undergraduate medical students using the delphi technique, Lena Jafri, Muhammad Abbas Abid, Javeria Rehman, Sibtain Ahmed, Ghazanfar Abbas, Howrah Ali, Fatima Kanani, Usman Ali, Aysha Habib Khan, and Imran Siddiqui

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In a digitally connected world through likes, hashtags and followers - advancing surgical research through a social media: A narrative review, Sabah Uddin Saqib, Qamar` Riaz, Russell Seth Martins, Amna Riaz, and Hasnain Zafar

Submissions from 2021

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Evaluating the effectiveness of 'MCQ development workshop using cognitive model framework: A pre-post study, Rahila Ali, Amber Shahmim Sultan, and Nida Zahid

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Parent training for autism spectrum disorder, Shamaila Ijaz, Farwa Rafaq, and Sonia Ijaz Haider

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Stress and coping among surgery residents in a developing country, Qamar Riaz, Syeda Kausar Ali, Muhammad Rizwan Khan, and Abdul Rehman Alvi

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Impact of a global pandemic on surgical education and training- review, response, and reflection, Sabah Uddin Saqib, Omair Saleem, Amna Riaz, Qamar Riaz, and Hasnain Zafar

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Workplace based assessment: Tools to assess competencies in a clinical setting, Amber Shahmim Sultan, Rahila Ali, Sara Shakil, and Rehan Nasir Khan

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Assessment of blended learning for teaching dental anatomy to dentistry students, Rizwan Ullah, Faraz Siddiqui, Samira Adnan, Azam Afzal, and Muhammad Sohail Zafar

Submissions from 2020

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Relationship between level of empathy during residency training and perception of professionalism climate, Aliya Aziz and Syeda Kauser Ali

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Insight into COVID-19 responses and initiatives from Pakistan, Salima Farooq, Sonia Ijaz Haider, Saima Sachwani, and Yasmin Parpio

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Using multiple mini-interviews for students' admissions in Pakistan: A pilot study, Sonia Ijaz Haider, Muhammad Furqan Bari, and Shamaila Ijaz

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Developing role models in clinical settings: A qualitative study of medical students, residents and clinical teachers, Sonia Ijaz Haider, Roger Christopher Gill, and Qamar Riaz

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Reliability and validity of WATCH: Warwick assessment instrument for clinical teaching, Sonia Ijaz Haider, Khalid Masood Gondol, Muhammed Tariq, Muhammad Furqan Bari, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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Empathy in clinical practice: A qualitative study of early medical practitioners and educators, Sonia Ijaz Haider, Qamar Riaz, and Roger Christopher Gill

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Simulated patient's feedback to improve communication skills of clerkship students, Ayesha Aleem Qureshi and Tabassum Zehra

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Knowledge gain of the non-vascular surgeons after attending a course on traumatic vascular emergencies, Zia Ur Rehman, Muhammad Asad Moosa, and Qamar Riaz

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Anxiety, depression, stress, and decision-making among orphans and non-orphans in Pakistan, Farah Shafiq, Sonia Ijaz Haider, and Shamaila Ijaz

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Using the cognitive apprenticeship model to identify learning strategies that learners view as effective in ward rounds, Muhammad Tariq, Sundus Iqbal, Sonia Ijaz Haider, and Aamir Abbas

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Ratings of performance in multisource feedback: Comparing performance theories of residents and nurses, Muhammed Tariq, Marjan Govaerts, Azam Afzal, Syed Ahsan Ali, and Tabassum Zehra

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Development and validation of an instrument for assessment of professional behaviour during laboratory sessions, Fatima Zehra and Sonia Ijaz Haider

Submissions from 2019

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Non-technical skills training to enhance performance of obstetrics and gynaecology residents in the operating room, Farhat Ul-Ain Ahmed, Sonia Ijaz Haider, Abid Ashar, and Attiqa Muzamil

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Developing a rubric to assess critical thinking in a multidisciplinary context in higher education, Sadia Muzaffar Bhutta, Sahreen Chauhan, Syeda Kauser Ali, Raisa B. Gul, Shanaz Hussein Cassum, and Tashmin Khamis

Developing and validating team objective structured assessment of technical skills (TOSATS) for obstetrics emergency skills: Eclampsia managements, Nida Najmi

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Perceptions of technology-enhanced learning in undergraduate medical education at a private medical college in Karachi, Pakistan, Azra Naseem, Kulsoom Ghias, Saniya Sabzwari, and Sahreen Chauhan

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Assessing clinical reasoning skills using Script Concordance Test (SCT) and extended matching questions (EMQs): A pilot for urology trainees, Syed Muhammad Nazim, Jamsheer Jehangir Talati, Sheila Pinjani, Syed Raziuddin Biyabani, Muhammad Hammad Ather, and John J. Norcini

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Bedside teaching: An indispensible tool for enhancing the clinical skills of undergraduate medical students, Amber Shahmim Sultan

Evaluation of pre-clinical skills and knowledge during clinical transition: Development and validation of self-efficacy tool, Mehnaz eauthor Umair

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The journeys of three ASPIRE winning medical schools toward excellence in student assessment, Rukhsana W. Zuberi, Debra L. Klamen, Jennifer Hallam, Naveed Yousuf, Austin M. Beason, Evyn L. Neumeister, Rob Lane, and Jason Ward

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

Using training course as an educational intervention to improve nontechnical performance of obstetrics & gynecology residents in the operating room, Farhat ul Ain Ahmed

Validation of an assessment tool for direct observation performance skills at triage (DOPS-T) for the health care professionals in the emergency department of tertiary care hospital - a work place based assessment, Jabeen Fayyaz

Blended pedagogy for radiograpic interpretation skills and its effect on test scores, Marium Iqbal

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The flipped classroom: An active teaching and learning strategy for making the sessions more interactive and challenging, Amber Shamim Sultan

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

Comparision of performance of graduating doctors trained in traditional & integrated curriculum, Seyyedha Abbas

Emergency radiology training module :lbeffect on radiology residents' preparedness for on-call coverage, Shaista Afzal

Effect of number of options in EMQs on the discrimination abililty, difficulty level and solving time of test, Ahmad Nawaz Ahmad

Assessment of attitude towards professionalism in healthcare providers : validity study of Penn State college of medicine professionalism questionnaire (PSCOM) survey tool, Jamshed Akhtar

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Predictive validity of Family Medicine Resident's performance at induction with their future performance during residency., Marie Andrades, Naveed Yousuf, Kiran Abdul Sattar, and Samreen Kausar

Relationship between level of empathy during residency training and perception of professionalism climate, Aliya B. Aziz

Medical student perceptions of an ideal mentorship programme : a qualitative study, Syed Raziuddin Biyabani

The cauldron of social accountability : searching for the right potion, Riffat Parveen Hussain

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Nurse teachers’ conceptions and practices of written feedback in Karachi., Sobia Idrees, Raisa B. Gul, Ambreen tharani, and Syeda Kauser Ali

Relation between perceptions of residents about educational environment and years of residency education, Mariam Iqbal

Development and validation of instruments to measure residents and faculty perceptions of learning environment in the operating room at Aga Khan University, Pakistan, Qamar Riaz

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Feedback in a clinical setting: A way forward to enhance student's learning through constructive feedback, Amber Shamim Sultan and Muhammad Arif Mateen Khan

Submissions from 2016

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Lecture based versus peer assisted learning: quasi-experimental study to compare knowledge gain of forth year medical students in community health and nutrition course, Seema Daud, Abdul Majeed Chaudhry, and Syeda K. Ali

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Teachers’ perceptions and practices of written feedback in higher education., Raisa Begum Gul, Ambreen Tharani, Arusa Lakhani, Nusrat Fatima Rizvi, and Syeda K. Ali

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Medical students' perceptions of clinical teachers as role model, Sonia Ijaz Haider, David R J Snead, and Muhammad Furqan Bari

Development & validation of an assessment instrument for direct observation of laboratory skills (DOLS) for hamatology residency programme, Bushra Moiz

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

Predictive validity of uniform entrance test to select health professional : a psychometric study at a private university, Rahila Ali

Comparison of the objective structured clinical examination scores of students with and without a structured integrated clinical skills : laboratory curriculum, Sadiq Naushaba

Validation of a motivational measure scale, and its correlation to student academic performance and self-direction, Tabassum Naveed

Factors influencing student continuous assessment-an in-depth study of medical faculty perspectives, Saniya R. Sabzwari

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Standard setting methods for pass/fail decisions on high-stakes objective structured clinical examinations: A validity study, Naveed Yousuf, Claudio Violato, and Rukhsana W. Zuberi

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Challenges of providing timely feedback to Residents: Faculty perspectives, Tabassum Zehra, M. Tariq, Afaq Motiwala, Syeda Kauser Ali, and John Boulet

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

A comparision of the discipline-based and integrated systems of undergraduate medical education in terms of critical thinking, learning approach and academic performance of students, Ayesha Sumera Abdullah

Correlation of selection scores with in-training performance scores and success in exit-level examination in anaesthesiology residents at Aga Khan University, Aliya Ahmed

Effect of reflective skills on family medicine resident's clinical reasoning ability, Marie Andrades

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Evaluation of multiple choice and short essay question items in basic medical sciences, Mukhtiar Baig, Syeda Kauser Ali, Sobia Ali, and Nighat Huda

Comparing the effectiveness of peer assisted versus lecture based learning in community medicine nutrition course, Seema Daud

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Perceptions of learners about peer assisted learning and lectures, Seema Daud and Syeda Kausar Ali

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A need to climb high to integration ladder, Nazish Fatima and Syed Muhammad Faizan Ul Haque

Assessing the effect of fifty percent overlearning in undergraduate medical students of a Public Medical College in Faisalabad, Pakistan six weeks after completing cardiac first response course, Musarrat ul Hasnain

Evaluation of the quality of clinical supervision in Postgraduate Medical Education at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province using modified "EFFECT" questionnaire /, Abid Jameel

Submissions from 2013

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The Construct and Criterion Validity of the Mini-CEX: A Meta-Analysis of the Published Research, Ahmed Al Ansari, Syeda Kauser Ali, and Tyrone Donnon

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Health and research in Pakistan, Naeem Jafarey, Nighat Huda, and Rukhsana Zuberi

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Using participatory research methods to explore residents’ perception of workplace stressors during residency training, Fauzia N. Minai and Syeda Kauser Ali

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Assessment of competence for caesarean section with global rating scale, Rahat Najam Qureshi and Syeda Kauser Ali

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Professionalism in medical students at a private medical college in Karachi, Pakistan, Zain-ul- Abedeen Sobani, Muhammad Masaud Mohyuddin, Syed Abdul Saeed, Fahd Farooq, Kanza Noor Qaiser, Faiz Gani, Nida Shahab Bham, Ahmed Raheem, Mohammad Asim Beg, Vikram Mehraj, Hasanat Sharif, Mughis Sheerani, and Rukhsana Wamiq Zuberi

The nature of the beast called clinical supervision : needs assessment of clinical supervision in Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME), Aga Khan University, Tabassum Zehra

Submissions from 2012

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Problems and issues in implementing innovative curriculum in the developing countries: the Pakistani experience, Syeda Kauser Ali and Lubna A. Baig

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Faculty and patient evaluations of radiology residents' communication and interpersonal skills, Naila Nadeem, Abdul Mueed Zafar, Muhammad Nadeem Ahmad, and Rukhsana Wamiq Zuberi

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Tips for Developing a Valid and Reliable Bank of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Shazia Sadaf, Sadaf Khan, and Syeda Kauser Ali

Submissions from 2011

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Overuse of antibiotics In children for upper respiratory infections (URIs): A Dilemma, Malika Taufiq and Rukhsana Wamiq Zuberi

Submissions from 2010

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Factors that affect implementation of web-based faculty evaluation forms: residents' perspectives from a developing country., Shahnaz Ibrahim, Syeda Kausar Ali, and Shazia Sadaf

Factors that affect implementation of web-based faculty evaluation forms: residents' perspectives from a developing country., S. H. Ibrahim, S. K. Ali, and S. Sadaf

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Factors That Affect Implementation of Web-based Faculty Evaluation Forms: Residents' Perspectives from a Developing Country, S H. Ibrahim, Syeda Kauser Ali, and S Sadaf

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Crystal-storing histiocytosis, Adnan Qureshi and Muhammad Kashif

Submissions from 2009

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Problem-based Learning: Enhancing Tutors' Facilitation Skills Using Structured Small Group Experiential Learning, S Sadaf, Syeda Kauser Ali, and R W. Zuberi

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Educational models and strategies in health education. Introduction., Shazia Sadaf, Syeda K Ali, and Rukhsana W Zuberi

Submissions from 2007

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Improving the teaching skills of residents as tutors/facilitators and addressing the shortage of faculty facilitators for PBL modules., Wasim Jafri, Khalid Mumtaz, William P. Burdick, Page S. Morahan, Rosslynne Freeman, and Tabassum Zehra

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Validation of the SETOC instrument — Student evaluation of teaching in outpatient clinics, Rukhsana W. Zuberi, Georges Bordage, and Geoffrey R. Norman

Submissions from 2006

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Development of the Community-Oriented Medical Education Curriculum of Pakistan: A Case Report on the National Initiative on Curriculum Development, Lubna A. Baig, Durre Samin Akram, and Syeda Kauser Ali

Submissions from 2003

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Association of Iron Deficiency Anaemia in children of 1-2 years of age with low birth weight, recurrent Diarrhoea or recurrent Respiratory Tract Infection - a myth or fact?, Niloufer Sultan Ali and Rukhsana Wamiq Zuberi

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Late weaning: the most significant risk factor in the development of iron deficiency anaemia at 1-2 years of age, Niloufer Sultan Ali and Rukhsana Wamiq Zuberi

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Lifelong learning in medical education: from CME to CPD, Zarrin Seema Siddiqui

Submissions from 2001

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The relationship of socio-demographic factors with Iron Deficiency Anaemia in children of 1-2 years of age, N. S. Ali and Rukhsana Wamiq Zuberi

Submissions from 2000

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Center-based prevalence of anxiety and depression in women of the northern areas of Pakistan, Sunita Dodani and Rukhsana Wamiq Zuberi

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Learning approaches and academic performance of undergraduate medical students in Pakistan, Zoon Naqvi and Rashida Ahmed

Submissions from 1993

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Family medicine: a brief review of its history and concepts and its relevance to Pakistan, Rukhsana Wamiq Zuberi

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The diploma in family medicine examination; a scientific exercise, Rukhsana Wamiq Zuberi, Naeem A. Jafarey, Fazal Elahi, and Asma Fozia Qureshi

Submissions from 1992

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Family medicine postgraduate training in Pakistan, Cynthia Lawrence Haq, Asma Fozia Qureshi, Rukhsana Wamiq Zuberi, S. N. Bazmi Inam, and John H. Bryant