Outcomes Assessment Planning: An Overview With Applications in Health Sciences

J Vet Med Educ. Spring 2002;29(1):9-19. doi: 10.3138/jvme.29.1.9.


This article provides a brief overview of the process of outcomes assessment and examples of its application in professional health science education. The article is intended to provide a background for other articles in this issue describing ongoing activities in outcomes assessment in veterinary education and for programs considering developing a plan. The focus is on health professions other than veterinary medicine. The paper is not intended to be a comprehensive review of outcomes assessment; rather, it provides examples and models that may help clarify the outcomes assessment movement and identify trends in health care education.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accreditation*
  • Animals
  • Education, Veterinary / standards*
  • Health Planning
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care*
  • Quality Control
  • United States