Let’s clarify the difference between learning objectives and competencies again. Competencies serve as the basis for skill standards that specify the level of knowledge, skills, and abilities required for success in the academic program, as well as measurement criteria for assessing competency. In contrast, a learning objective should be specific, measurable statements that are written in behavioral terms. Learning objectives describe what the learner should be able to achieve at the end of a learning period. The objective lets us know if the assessment criteria were met, and if aligned correctly, we know that the competency was met.
All MPH, Ph.D., DrPH Core, and concentration core courses need to have competencies, assignments, and learning objectives mapped/aligned for accreditation reporting purposes.
The learning objective measures the skills or knowledge of performance on an assessment, and the assessment is the evidence that the competency or goal has been met.
|<-Competency/Goal/Standard –>||<–Learning Objective–>||<–Assessment–>|
|MHPTT 603 Course Goal:
Construct learning modules for traditional/online, hybrid, and flipped classrooms using best practices
|After completing this course, the student will be able to construct a presentation/activity/assessment artifact using technology in the online classroom, meeting best practice and design standards.
|Online, Traditional, Flipped Classroom and field trip technology projects.
|CEPH Master of Public Health Competency (Program/Accreditation): Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming, and software, as appropriate||After completing this module, the student will be able to assess the accuracy of screening and diagnostic procedures using sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values correctly.||Complete a case study|