CME Learning Objectives
Objectives keep an activity focused, communicate the purpose of the activity, and for the bases of your evaluations.
A good objective answers the question: “What is something measurable that participants can be able to do because of their participation in this activity?”
CME objectives must reach a level of change in competency, or above, as described by Dr. Moore. See Tools and Resources below for additional information.
Tools and Resources
The following tools will help you craft CME-compliant objectives that can be evaluated.
- How to Write Great Learning Objectives, by Kevin Kruse – An easy to understand article detailing the how to write learning objectives
- A Model of Learning Objectives – A wonderful, interactive web site by Iowa State University. Based upon the revised model of Bloom’s Taxonomy, mouse-over different sections for examples of level-based verbs.
- Performance and Learning Objectives in Instructional Design – An article detailing the key components of measurable objectives.
- Achieving Desired Results and Improved Outcomes, By Moore, et al. JCEHP, 29, 2009
- Bloom’s Taxonomy, Wikipedia entry – Additional information about how the verbs used in constructing Learning Objectives relate to the abilities of the audience.
- Moore’s Taxonomy, with examples.pdf – Dr. Moore’s taxonomy of educational hierarchies.
- Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy – This web site applies the revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy to emerging technology.
Examples of terms to use in Learning Objectives
Terms to avoid in Learning Objectives
• Be acquainted with
• Be aware of
• Grasp the
• Sympathize with
• Be familiar with
• Increase interest
Previously approved Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Explain the ergonomics, theory and rational for reproducible laparoscopic suturing
- Apply skills learned to relevant reproductive surgery including myomectomy and tubal surgery
- Demonstrate measurable improvement in laparoscopic suturing skills
- Identify areas where critical information is lacking and specify needs for future studies
- Summarize the current literature regarding the impact of fibroids on fertility and the outcomes of myomectomy (abdominal, laparoscopic, or hysteroscopic) as they affect fertility, as well as on IVF outcomes