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NS5344 - Clinical Coaching

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The aim of this subject is for participants to gain knowledge in clinical coaching and use specific strategies related to 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. Specifically participants will develop a personal coaching portfolio, engage in reflective practice and explore clinical coaching techniques to facilitate learning. Strategies for managing the learner within the clinical context will be explored. Participants will have the opportunity to design, implement and evaluate a clinical coaching assessment tool for use in their clinical coaching sessions.

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

  • Reflection - (20%)
  • Anaysis - (30%)
  • Clinical coaching portfolio - (50%).


JCU Online, Study Period 83, External
Census Date 14-May-2020
Coordinator: Ms Marie Bodak
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Helena Harrison, Ms Marie Bodak, Dr Clare Fenwick.
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.