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This subject will provide an overview of the ways that music can be used to promote healthy behaviours for individuals and groups from the perspective of the humanities and sociology. Topics covered will include music and evolution, musical communication, music in communities, music and physical health, music and identity. Students will be involved in experiential activities underpinned by theoretical knowledge.
Intended learning outcomes
• Identify relevant research and theories from a range of disciplines relevant to music and health with individuals and groups
• Present integrated summaries of relevant research and theory in relation to real-world experiences of music
• Critically analyse research and theories pertinent to music and health
On completion of this subject students should have:
• Greater awareness of healthy behaviours for individuals and groups
• Improved non-verbal communication skills
• Enhanced capacity to consider subjective and objective aspects of life experiences.
Last updated: 29 October 2019