Guidelines for Writing Learning Objectives

The following guidelines are provided to assist in the development of appropriate learning objectives:

Examples of acceptable learning objectives:

List five indicators that link a healthy community to healthy economy.
Articulate the procedure for assessing the health status of a patient with Alzheimer's.
Develop a care plan for a family of six supported by an annual income of $32,000, and caring for a child who has cystic fibrosis.

Do not start your learning objective with the number, bullet, asterisk or any other special characters!

Examples of Measurable Action Words

Explain

Demonstrate

Analyze

Formulate

Discuss

Compare

Differentiate

Describe

Name

Assess

Evaluate

Identify

Design

Define

List

IMPORTANT!! For the correct display of Learning Objectives on the on-line program you MUST follow the format shown in Example of Learning Objectives above.