University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MUSGEN 3011 - Music, Health and Wellbeing

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assumed Knowledge: Practical experience with music; interest in music's role in the community and benefits for health.
Assessment: Annotated bibliography 30%, Essay 40%, Oral presentation 30%
Syllabus:

This course provides an overview of the range of benefits that music can offer to the community. Students will gain an understanding of how music programmes in hospitals, nursing homes and schools utilise the unique qualities of music to improve quality of life and general wellbeing for all age groups, from premature babies to the elderly. Recent advances in neuroscience continue to expand our understanding of how music affects the human brain and body. Students will become familiar with ongoing research projects focused on the use of music to alleviate symptoms associated with behavioural disabilities and brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Other topics covered include: music and healthy ageing; music and language development; music and memory; music and early childhood development; music and autism; music and emotional wellbeing and music in the hospital setting. In addition to its health benefits, music also has a valuable role to play in creating community cohesion. The course examines the impact of various participatory music programmes that aim to benefit children from low socio-economic areas; young offenders and prison inmates, and refugee populations.

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20209 LE01 30 2 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 2pm - 4pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 2pm - 4pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
29793 LEC0 30 25 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20208 SG01 30 2 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
29794 SGD0 30 25 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.