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HLTH6105 Principles in Coaching: Improving Workforce Performance

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce you to the core principles of coaching within the work place. It aims to develop your skills in order to effectively support and develop others within your area of work.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• Critically analyse a range of coaching theories and discuss their application to practice • Critically explore the influence of coaching in achieving organisational objectives and excellent leadership performance • Demonstrate effective skills to support and develop others • Critically evaluate your skills in developing others, understanding your own strengths and challenges • Critically debate the ethical principles of the coaching relationship

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning when considering the use of injection therapy
  • Critically evaluate injection therapy as a singular intervention or as an adjunct to other forms of treatment with reference to relevant and contemporaneous literature
  • Competently identify patients who are suitable/inappropriate for injection therapy and be able to readily articulate the reasons why
  • Confidently discuss with colleagues and patients the advantages and disadvantages of injection therapy for each particular patient, and be able to synthesise this information to make a competent and reasoned clinical decision
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues and patients regarding choice of treatment and clinical outcomes of injection therapy versus other forms of therapy alone
  • Clearly define, manage and take a lead role in all aspects of post-injection aftercare and rehabilitation
  • Demonstrate appropriate aseptic and effective practice in the technical application of injections
  • Demonstrate advanced anatomical knowledge and associated skilful needle placement in the administration of injections
  • Initiate emergency treatment in response to adverse reactions to any of the drugs used in injection therapy and competently manage the patient until, if necessary, specialist aid arrives


Indicative content • Development in the workplace • Motivational theories • Theories of coaching • Exploration of values and beliefs • Establishing rapport • Interpersonal communication • Tools and processes • Ethical considerations in coaching

Special Features

This is a highly experiential module and students will be given the opportunity to practice and explore their skills in developing others in the workplace utilising the principles of coaching.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The focus of this module is to develop individuals who have excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of self-awareness. Whilst some key note lectures will be used the primary method will be experiential as this allows for a student centred approach and is seen as being the preferential teaching method for developing growth and potential in individuals. Students will have access to Blackboard VLE for guided study materials and will be expected to read widely to ensure a sufficient knowledge and understanding of coaching theories, tools and processes to guide their coaching practice. Technology enhanced learning will be used as appropriate, and will include the use of video/online seminars/discussion.

Independent Study220
Total study time250

Resources & Reading list

Zeus, P and Skiffington, S (2002). The coaching at work toolkit. A complete guide to techniques and Practices. 

Whitmore, J (2002). Coaching for performance. 

Kimsey-House, H., Sandahl, P. and Whitworth, L. (2011). Co-Active coaching. 

Cox, E., Bachkirova.T., Clutterbuck. D. (2009). The complete handbook of coaching. 

Peterson, D and Hicks, M (1996). Leader as coach- strategies fpr coaching and developing others.. 



Coaching log


MethodPercentage contribution
Coaching session  (20 minutes) 30%
Essay  (2000 words) 70%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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