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

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

Course Highlights:

  • One Year Diploma program is affiliated with the 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 the following profile:

  • Doctors with MBBS/BDS with 2-year experience
  • Nurses with BScN with the minimum of 2 years experience
  • Other healthcare professionals with 16 years of education and at least two years of have the the work experience
  • Researchers/ Managers with 16 years of education with two years post-qualification work experience.
Mode of AttendanceBlended Learning
Virtual+ 2 contact sessions
Program DurationOne 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, USADr. Sarosh SaleemAssistant Professor, Bioethics. Head, Bioethics Unit of International Network of UNESCO Bioethics (Haifa). Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan

Dr. Sarosh Saleem

Tuition Fee (one year)55,000/- PKR*
Application Submission Starting Date1st January, 2023
Application Deadline5th February, 2023
Link to the Application portalwww.dhep.smdc.edu.pk
Documents Required with Application
  1. Filled Application Form
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Updated curriculum vitae.
  4. Copy of recent academic certificates
Admission Criteria

Merit list will be developed based on:

  1. Qualifications with previous academic record & relevant experience 60%
    (Weightage will be given to candidates already serving in IRBs or Ethics committees).
  2. Interview 40%
Starting Month May, have 2023

Course Details:

SEMESTER

MODULE TITLE

PROGRAM DURATION (weeks)

CREDIT HOURS

 Direct Contact

Total

1

Introduction to Bioethics & Professionalism

 

6

7

2

Research Methodology & Research Ethics

1

11

14

3

Clinical Ethics & Decision-making

1

15

16

4

Final Project

 

6

6

 

Total

 

 

42

Assessments:

SEMESTER

ASSESSMENT TYPE

TIMING

1

Reflective Assignment/ Review Paper on Ethical Theories and Principles

End of Semester

2

Review Paper on Ethical Issues in Research

End of Semester

Mock Review-Research Ethics

End of Semester

3

Reflective Paper on Clinical Ethical Issues

End of Semester

Mock Clinical Ethics Consultation

End of Semester

4

Final Project/Research

End of Year

*Additional UHS charges have 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 info@smdc.edu.pk