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Music in Education, Therapy & Health - MUS00045M

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  • Department: Music
  • Module co-ordinator: Ms. Kate Pearson
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module summary

This module will study the effect of music on health and well-being within education and the wider community, together with specific skills that practitioners need when working in these settings. 

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

This module will study the effect of music on health and well-being within education and the wider community, together with specific skills that practitioners need when working in these settings.  Areas of study will include creative music-making within mainstream and SEN schools, how people communicate in different contexts, music and dementia and ageing communities, music in hospitals, together with an introduction to music therapy.    

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module students will have:

 

Subject content

  • acquired an understanding of music education and the role of visiting artists in school
  • acquired an understanding of the role of the arts in health and therapy
  • explored and developed a range of teaching and workshop skills appropriate to the above contexts

 

 

Academic and graduate skills

  • developed a critical understanding of current policies and trends
  • developed research techniques appropriate to these disciplines

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Coursework
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Additional assessment information

This module is assessed through one of the following:

Essay of approximately 3000 words

OR

Practical workshop with supporting document / annotated lesson plan / performance with supporting document / composition with supporting document

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Coursework
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students receive marks and feedback within 20 working days of submission.

Indicative reading

Aldridge, David. Music Therapy Research and Practice in Medicine. London: J. Kingsley, 1996.

Ansdell, Gary. Music for Life: aspects of creative music therapy with adult clients. London: J. Kingsley Publishers, 1995.

Fancourt, D. and S. Finn. What is the Evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being? A scoping review. Copenhagen: World Health Organisation, 2019.

Ludwig, Anna. Music Therapy in Children and Young People's Palliative Care. London: Jessica Kinglsley, 2019.

Ockleford, Adam. Music for Children and Young People with Complex Needs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

McConky, Roy and McCormack, B. Breaking Barriers: educating people about disability. London, Souvenir Press, 1983.

Miles, T.R. and J. Westcombe, eds. Music and Dyslexia. London/ Philadelphia: Whurr, 2001.

Oliver, Michael and Barnes, Colin. The New Politics of Disablement. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Streeter, Elaine, Making Music with the Young Child with Special Needs. London: J. Kingsley Publishers, 1993.



The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.