Specific statements about expectations at the end of an educational course or program, usually expressed in relation to three domains. The cognitive domain is the knowledge acquired; the affective domain is the set of emotions or values changed by the program or course; and the psychomotor domain is the set of new skills and behavior patterns acquired as a result of the course or program. These objectives are assessed in many ways during health professional training programs and in other settings, such as KAP surveys, that are an integral feature of family planning programs, especially in low-income countries. See also KAP.
Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.