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This subject will provide information about working in new and emerging contexts in the community and in medical settings. Lecture topics will promote the development of innovative approaches to music therapy in response to the needs of clients in contemporary contexts. This subject will challenge students to utilise music therapy theory from traditional fields in developing appropriate programs and methods of intervention in group and individual work. It will include a range of issues addressed in therapy, identifying clients who are well, disabled and have health problems. Relevant paradigms for development of original ideas will be discussed and used to frame learning.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Utilise existing theory from fields of practice to conceptualise relevant interventions for new client groups;
- Develop innovative programs designed for contemporary contexts in music therapy;
- Demonstrate understanding of the relevant paradigms that currently shape the provision of therapy services.
On completion of this subject, students should have developed:
- Skills in accessing current information from international databases, web sites, journals and texts;
- The ability to analyse and critique literature and websites;
- High level conceptual skills.
Last updated: 6 December 2019