Master in Health Research (MHR)

Master in Health Research (MHR) degree program is aimed at the development of health research capacity among health care professionals with the purpose to promote research in health academic institutions and the healthcare system of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province specifically and Pakistan generally. The development of research capacity is also expected to equip the health professionals with knowledge and skills to practice evidence based medicine and evidence based decision-making in health care policy-making and management and public health interventions implementation.

The program will stress upon hands-on training to develop knowledge and skills for  research problems identification and prioritization, preparation of research project proposals and protocols,searching for literature, preparation of research plans and budgets, research reports and publications writing and reviewing of research  proposals and publications.  The program covers all essential and relevant subjects in the direct contact sessions with students in workshops, lectures and tutorial and constantly challenges the students to enhance their learning and skills by giving the regular assignments and encouraging guide self-learning. The assignments are specifically aimed at developing writing skills and critical appraisal of published literature. Students are encouraged to learn to systematically develop research questions  ,identify and apply most appropriate research design ,review research literature, critically evaluate evidence, and apply arrange of research approaches and skills relevant to health services and clinical problems in developing country setting. This is an innovative Masters program   ,first of its kind being offered in Pakistan and is designed to enhance career prospects and professional development of participants.

Goal of the Program

To Promote and establish evidence-based health care in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province

Objective of the MHR Program

To develop capacity for high quality health research in health academic institutions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

Total Contact Days = 60

Total Contact Hours = 420

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This program is taught at

Institute of Health Professions Education, Hayatabad, Peshawar