Provides an overview of the relationship between creative engagement through the arts and its somatic effects on health. This unit will offer a rich exploration of current debates and practice, exploring areas such as: art therapy, music therapy, psychology and medicine. Other topics may also address death and dying, childhood illness, community development and responses to trauma.
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- Psychology and medicine
- Alternate health practices
- Design and architecture and its affect on health and wellbeing
- Death and dying and palliative care
- Self expression and material symbolism
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the relationship between the wider community and contemporary arts practices and discourses on health||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|2||critique and evaluate public, community and arts health programs, their objectives, methods, practices and outcomes||Ethical practice|
|3||develop the concept, aims and objectives of a program for community engagement with the arts||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate understanding of practical approaches to using artistic expression and its health effects.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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