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Clinical Training in Music Therapy 2 (MUSI90039)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMUSI90039
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides students with clinical experience of music therapy. Placements will be in special education and nursing home settings under the guidance of a registered music therapist. The placement will include a graded introduction to the assessment of client needs, the development of program plans and the provision of music therapy interventions. Students will have both observational and participatory experiences of working with clients and evaluating and measuring benefit from the intervention. Tutorials will develop students' understanding of professional practice and develop therapeutic skills for practice.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Adapt learned music therapy skills to various client populations;
  • Identify and apply appropriate ethical standards of practice;
  • Access research literature using IT resources and print journals;
  • Work as an informed team-member within the multidisciplinary team in special education and clinical settings; and
  • Construct a clinical report using accepted research guidelines.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have:

  • Refined their observation skills for human interaction;
  • Developed analytical skills for interpreting human interaction;
  • Developed skills for reviewing literature and applying theory to practice.

Last updated: 13 December 2018