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MUSC1604: Music, Health and Wellbeing

2021 unit information

So how do musicians achieve and maintain their health? This unit of study explores the science of music health and wellbeing through investigation of health promotion, a range of health issues (including mental health) and by giving students practical examples of how to incorporate healthy lifestyle and strategies into their everyday life. It includes a detailed exploration of age-old and millennium debates in the scholarly and practice-based fields of music and health. Topics include: mindfulness; music psychology; Alexander Technique/Yoga/Tai Chi; performance science; growth mindset programs; music therapy; mental health; work-place safety; physiotherapy.

Unit details and rules

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Code MUSC1604
Academic unit
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate broad understanding of music, health and wellbeing studies in music
  • LO2. Critique and write about research literature
  • LO3. Describe research design and evaluate research outcomes
  • LO4. Discuss research with others
  • LO5. Facilitate the exchange of ideas between musicians and researchers

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Semester 2 2021
Normal day Sydney

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