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Music and Health (MUSI20150)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeMUSI20150
Semester 2
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This subject will provide an overview of the ways that music can be used to promote physical health and healthy behaviours for a range of people. Topics covered will include music for expression, relaxation, anxiety reduction and communication. Students will be involved in experiential activities underpinned by theoretical knowledge. They will also contribute to weekly web-based discussion that furthers understanding of topics covered in class.

Intended learning outcomes

  • critically appraise the relationship between music and health;
  • identify areas for musical development outside the technique / competency spectrum;
  • skills in using music to reduce anxiety and improve communication in others.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have:

  • greater awareness of healthy behaviours for life;
  • improved non-verbal communication skills enhanced capacity to consider subjective and objective;
  • aspects of life experiences.

Last updated: 11 October 2019