3.  learning objectives

 

Don't miss this one up.  your learning objectives should be expressed in terms of competence, performance or patient outcomes.
Specifically, your learning objectives should not be expressed in terms of knowledge, awareness or understanding.

knowledge is important, but it doesn't necessarily change physician behavior.

Competence, or the ability to do something, basically represents a new skill that the physician has gained.
Performance, a measure of what physicians are actually doing, is also useful. However it implies that you are actually measuring what the physicians are doing.
Patient outcomes are what we all hope to improve, but if you state that your learning activity is intended to improve patient outcomes, implies that you are actually measuring a change in patient outcomes.