Handbook

MUSI20150 Music and Health

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours, comprising one 2-hour lecture per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Prof Katrina Skewes Mcferran

Contact

k.mcferran@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

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.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Reflect on the relationship between music and health
  • Identify areas for musical development outside the technique / competency spectrum
  • Develop skills in using music to reduce anxiety and improve communication
Assessment:
  • One essay (2000 words), due at the end of semester (50%)
  • Ten interactive quizzes, due weekly throughout semester (50%)
Prescribed Texts:

Levitin, D.J. The world in six songs: How the musical brain created human nature. London: Dutton Publishers, 2008.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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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

Related Course(s): Diploma in Music
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Performance/ Composition/ Musicology/ Ethnomusicology Specialisation
Related Breadth Track(s): Music, Mind and Wellbeing

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