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MUSC1604: Music, Health and Wellbeing

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.

Code MUSC1604
Academic unit Arts Music
Credit points 6

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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