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Learning outcomes

Aims, objectives and outcomes

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The aims of a module should summarise broad purposes and goals. They may be aspirational and not necessarily easily measurable.


  • are specific intentions that indicate the steps to be taken to achieve our aims or goals;
  • should be measurable;
  • indicate the teaching intentions.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe what the learners will be able to do;
  • are expressed from the students' perspective;
  • must be measurable and assessable.

It is important to note that objectives indicate the intentions of the teacher, while outcomes are the specific measurable achievements of the successful student.

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