Diploma in Healthcare Ethics & Professionalism

Applications are invited for Diploma in Healthcare Ethics & Professionalism (DHEP)

The Diploma in Healthcare Ethics & Professionalism offered by Bioethics Department of Shalamar Medical & Dental College addresses basic issues in healthcare ethics and professionalism. It confronts challenges faced by today’s healthcare professionals, covering clinical ethics, research ethics, leadership and professionalism. The unique curriculum offers doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, ethics committee members, policy makers, researchers and hospital administrators a guide to develop professional competencies, ethical practices and policies in fields of Research, Education and Clinical practice that influence healthcare delivery.

Course Highlights:

  • One Year Diploma program is affiliated with University of Health Science
  • Renowned International & National Faculty
  • Distant Learning Program especially designed for busy professionals
  • Ideal for current and future Ethics Committee Members

Eligibility criteria:

Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from HEC recognized educational institution. This course is designed for students with following profile:

  1. Doctors with MBBS/BDS with 2-year experience
  2. Nurses with BScN with minimum 2 years’ experience
  3. Other healthcare professionals with 16 years education and at least 2 years work experience
  4. Researchers/ Managers with 16 years education with 2 years post-qualification work experience.
Mode of Attendance

Blended Learning

Virtual+ 2 contact sessions

Program Duration1 year
Expectation from studentsAverage 4-5 hours/week
Program Directors

Prof. John D. Lantos 
Glasnapp Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Bioethics. Director, Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center, Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Professor of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri, USA


Dr. Sarosh Saleem
Assistant Professor, Bioethics. Head, Bioethics Unit of International Network of UNESCO Bioethics (Haifa). Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan

Tuition Fee (one year)55,000/- PKR*
Application Submission Starting Date10 January, 2022
Application Deadline10th February 2022
Link to Application portalwww.dhep.edu.pk
Documents Required with Application
  • Filled Application Form
  • Personal Statement
  • Updated curriculum vitae.
  • Copy of recent academic certificates
Admission Criteria

Merit list will be developed on the basis of:

  • Qualifications with previous academic record & relevant experience 60%
    (Weightage will be given to candidates already serving in IRBs or Ethics committees).
  • Interview 40%
Starting Month May, 2022

Course Details:




 Direct Contact


1Introduction to Bioethics & Professionalism67
2Research Methodology & Research Ethics11114
3Clinical Ethics & Decision-making11516
4Final Project66
Total  42


1Reflective Assignment/ Review Paper on Ethical Theories and PrinciplesEnd of Semester
2Review Paper on Ethical Issues in ResearchEnd of Semester
Mock Review-Research EthicsEnd of Semester
3Reflective Paper on Clinical Ethical IssuesEnd of Semester
Mock Clinical Ethics ConsultationEnd of Semester
4Final Project/ResearchEnd of Year


*Students will be required to dedicate approximately 3-5 hours every week.

*Additional UHS charges if any has to be borne by the student as per actual.

*Scholarships may be available for some candidates. Group discounts are available for candidates from same institution


For further queries, email at info@smdc.edu.pk