Workshop held on Framing Learning Objectives

Aligarh: “An accurate learning objective enables the learner to assess what he or she will do upon completion of continuing medical education activity, especially with regard to behavioural change. Identifying a clear objective is to identify the terminal behaviour or desired outcome of the educational motive”, said Professor Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine) while addressing at the inaugural session of the workshop on “Framing Learning Objectives” held by the Medical Education Unit, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University.

The workshop was organized for the faculty members of Faculty of Medicine as per Graduate Medical Education Regulation, 2019.

Prof Seema Hakim (Coordinator, Medical Education Unit) emphasized the need for such workshops and highlighted the importance of the involvement of all faculty members in framing Learning Objectives and making a time table, as per the MBBS curriculum.

The resource person, Dr Archana Chauhan (Department of Physiology, DYSP Government Medical College, Nahar, Sirmaur, HP), lucidly explained the nuances of framing of learning objectives and gave hands-on training in the subject matter.

In his concluding remarks, Prof S Manazir Ali (Co-coordinator, Medical Education Unit and Chairman, Organizing Committee) urged the participants to pay due attention to framing better learning objectives as mandated by national medical commission and improve teaching and training of medical students.

The workshop was attended by 72 faculty members, while the Medical Education Unit members Dr Saira Mehnaz, Dr Ummul Baneen, Dr Nasreen Noor, Dr Shagufta Moin, Dr Bushra Siddiqui, Dr Fatima Khan, Dr Sufia Naseem and Dr Ruhi Khan moderated various training activities during the learning event.

Dr Ali Jafar Abedi (Organising Secretary) conducted the workshop and extended vote of thanks.