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This subject provides students with independent placements in music therapy as part of their capstone experience. Placements will be initiated by the student in most cases, and students will have the opportunity to establish novel music therapy programs informed by the latest theories and research about contemporary practices. In Hospital or community settings, students will design a program that is suitable to the context and will then deliver the program, taking responsibility for sessions where appropriate and evaluating and measuring benefit of the intervention. Tutorials will focus on professional development, and experiential group learning. Placements will be supervised by a local professional staff member as well as peer group intervision.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- adapt competent verbal and musical facilitation skills;
- independently conceive, plan, implement and evaluate a music therapy program within a clinical facility;
- apply ethical standards of practice consistently and independently;
- confidently articulate the role of music therapy in selected settings;
- critically appraise research literature using IT resources and print journals.
On completion of this subject, students should have:
- Developed the ability to work independently in teams;
- Achieved a high level of ability in applying theory to contemporary practice;
- Developed skills in evaluating program outcomes
Last updated: 29 October 2019