Teaching: Learning outcomes

Last updated: Monday, January 06, 2020

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
  • Describe how to establish what your learners need to learn.
  • Write clear learning outcomes.
  • Choose effective teaching methods.
  • Plan a teaching session.
  • Write a teaching session.
  • Present more effectively. 

You can download a PDF of the whole tutorial.

You should allow 60 minutes to complete this tutorial.


If you are a  hospital pre-registration pharmacist, this tutorial may help you achieve GPhC performance standards such as these:

  • A2.1 Carry out tasks effectively 
  • B2.9 Use your knowledge and skills effectively when helping others learn. 

If you are a foundation pharmacist, and may help you meet competencies from the RPS framework including:

  • 2.5 Education and training: is able to help others to identify training needs, is able to provide effective training to healthcare professionals

Continuing professional development

Finally, here are CPD activities you could consider:

★  Prepare and deliver a teaching session on a topic that you are familiar with. As you will learn from completing this tutorial, one of the most effective methods of mastering a new skill is to practise that skill!
★  The next time you are being taught, reflect upon the experience afterwards. Did the session cover what you needed to know? Did the teacher make it clear at the start what you would learn as a result? How effective was the session in helping you to remember the material? Would you have done anything differently?