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PG Certificate in Human Resources for Health Management (2015)

(delivered at The Health Services Academy, Islamabad, Pakistan)

HSA HRH Group 2014

Entering into its last year, we are pleased to announce this joint collaboration between Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and the Health Services Academy, Pakistan to build HRH capacity and leadership with a particular focus on Asia.

Applications are now invited for this course which will take place January – March 2015. Application Deadline: 31 October 2014

Interested applicants or sponsors should note that attendance on the course in Islamabad is required for only six weeks in total, with participants completing their home and work-based assignments on completion of the residential component.

Course Aims

The course is aimed at health professionals and managers from the health sector with responsibility for the health workforce, and addresses the three major aspects of the contemporary health workforce crisis with a particular focus on Asia – HRH strategy and policy, workforce planning methods, and approaches to improving performance and retention.

The residential aspect of the course enables interactive learning, seminars, group work, site visits and e-learning. Once back home, participants continue to use e-learning and remote support from course tutors in Edinburgh and Islamabad to complete further field work, exercises and assignments, while being connected to QMU’s learning hub and their fellow students in other locations through a powerful digital learning platform. Digital literacy is promoted in the early stages of the course for all students.

The course is taught by faculty from both institutions. The medium of instruction will be English.

The HRHM 2015 brochure (due shortly) describes the course in more detail, or interested parties may access the relevant institutional websites for more details.

Student, HSA Pakistan

Student, HSA Pakistan

Post Graduate Certificate

On completion of the programme, students will receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource for Health Management from Queen Margaret Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

Credits are transferrable to the Masters programmes of both institutions.

If you have any interest in participating or supporting others to participate in HRH professional development courses in Edinburgh, then our Edinburgh based courses may be of more interest and information can be found here and here.

Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
12 - 23 January 2015
09 - 20 February 2015
09 - 20 March 2015
Strategic Human Resources for Health
Workforce Planning Managing & Developing the Workforce

To Apply

Information on how to apply can be obtained by contacting the HSA course co-ordinator at or the programme administrator at QMU Edinburgh, Janice Burr, They will provide access to the QMU on-line application service. The programme consists of three modules.

Interested applicants or sponsors should note that attendance on the course in Islamabad is required for only six weeks in total, with participants completing their assignments, mostly work-based at home on completion of the residential component. Sponsors and applicants should note that accommodation is not available at HSA and is not included in the course fees. HSA can provide assistance to locate suitable short-term accommodation near to the Academy for students who require local accommodation.

Course Fees

How to apply

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