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Clinical Education
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 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 your organization craft CME-compliant objectives that can be evaluated.

Examples of terms to use in Learning Objectives
• Adjust
• Articulate
• Classify
• Convey
• Diagnose
• Distinguish
• Hypothesize
• Infer
• Organize
• Prioritize
• Relate
• Apply
• Assess
• Compare
• Create
• Diagram
• Employ
• Identify
• Integrate
• Plan
• Produce
• Select
• Appraise
• Categorize
• Conduct
• Demonstrate
• Differentiate
• Evaluate
• Illustrate
• Interpret
• Predict
• Recognize
• Solve
• Arrange
• Choose
• Construct
• Develop
• Discriminate
• Fomulate
• Implement
• Manage
• Prepare
• Recommend
• Use
Terms to avoid in Learning Objectives

The following are either too vague or low-level (as judged by Moore's levels of outcomes) to be approved.

• Appreciate
• Comprehend
• Internalize
• Recognize
• Be acquainted with
• Enjoy
• Know
• Remember
• Be aware of
• Grasp the
significance of
• Learn
• Sympathize with
• Be familiar with
• Increase interest
• Perceive
• Understand
Previously approved Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activitiy, participants will be better able to:

  • Integrate clinical imaging into their practices for diagnosis of neuropathic strabismus
  • Manage patients with craniostenosis from birth to adulthood, and predict and treat the potential ocular adverse sequelae
  • Assess which patients are better suited for each type of cataract surgery
  • Identify ptosis and eyelid abnormalities in adults and perform new blepharoplasty surgical techniques to correct ptosis