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NS5344 - Clinical Coaching

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

In this subject, students will be introduced to the concept of the clinical coaching role and explore strategies used by coaches in healthcare contexts. It is envisaged that undertaking this subject will contribute to the professional development, knowledge base and performance of those involved in clinical coaching roles.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the philosophy and purpose of the clinical coaching role;
  • Prepare a coaching portfolio and reflect on professional development in this role;
  • Examine strategies to facilitate learning in the clinical setting and manage challenging coaching situations;
  • Discuss assessment, feedback and evaluation in relation to clinical coaching;
  • Design and implement a tool to evaluate a clinical coaching experience.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


JCU Online, Study Period 83, External
Census Date 19-May-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.