Developing Dental Practice through Mentorship and Coaching - WKBL8490

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


Mentorship and coaching are believed to be essential and necessary tools with which to promote a sustainable and continuous commitment to high quality patient care. Mentoring and coaching are recognised processes used by various multi-professionals groups, to facilitate competence development as well as performance transition and enhancement. This module covers themes which are considered to be essential to the development of competent mentorship and coaching ability within the workplace setting, as a potential a learning organisation. The module will outline the principles of mentorship and coaching then consider and explore the application of both and contribution of both to the evolution of the healthcare workforce.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 45
Private study hours: 255
Total study hours: 300


The 30 credit module is available in Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.


This module is part of the Master's level programme.

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:

Literature Review, 2000 words, 20%
Presentation, 20 minutes, 20%
Reflective Case Study, 4000 words, 60%

Indicative reading

Connor, M., Pokora, J. (2017) Coaching and Mentoring at Work, Developing Effective Practice. 3rd Edition. London: Open University Press.
Clutterbuck, D. (2004) Everyone Needs a Mentor, Fostering Talent at Work. 4th Edition. London, Institute of Personnel and Development.
Gopee, N. (2007) Mentoring and Supervision in Healthcare. 1st Edition. London, Sage.
Greene, J., Grant, AM.(2006) Solution-focused Coaching: Managing People in a Complex World. Publisher - Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (Mar 2006).
Wosket, V. (2006) Egan's Skilled Helper Model: Developments and Application. London, Routledge.

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Critically understand personal, professional and organisational perspectives including related to coaching and mentorship; supporting the concept of Lifelong Learning, professional relationship building and ethical issues.
2. Critically explore the ethical and professional perspectives of mentorship and coaching and how both effect the development and evolution of novice to expert practice within the healthcare workforce.
3. Have a critical knowledge and understanding of selected core theories, concepts, frameworks and principles relevant to coaching and mentoring, including learning and teaching styles and theories, motivational theories, and goal setting models.
4. Critically understand the power and communication dynamics in coaching and mentor relationships including: building respectful effective communication and relationships, challenging and positively influencing colleagues within working practice, giving and receiving feedback.
5. Plan and apply the principles of coaching or mentorship within the workforce setting and raise the standards of professional practice within the organisation.
6. Demonstrate the ability to critically reflect and evaluate on own performance and ability as a coach or mentor in order to evolve practice.


PG Certificate, PG Diploma and MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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