Module title: Introduction to Music Therapy

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS09109
Module leader: Katrina Burton
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture
Prerequisites

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2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Katrina Burton
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The weekly 2-hour lectures will provide a rationale for the importance of music therapy based on an examination of its history and development (LO1,2,4). You will also be introduced to a number of different approaches in current methodology (LO3). The study of case examples in the form of video and audio extracts will enhance your understanding of music therapy and will enable you to examine and document its value (LOs 2,3).

In addition to the lectures, a weekly 1-hour workshop will afford you the opportunity to develop practical skills as the module develops (LO5).

Throughout the module, you will work alone and in groups, organising your time in ways that best suit your needs and aspirations for the subject. Throughout this module you will call upon all of the following in differing degrees:
- evaluating your role as both a facilitator and as a member of a team;
- using appropriate terminology and concepts;
- deploying time management skills of organisation

Formative assessment is undertaken every week insofar as students will be involved in tutor led practical group sessions. Tutor feedback is built into the delivery of the classes, as is peer feedback through group discussion (LO2,3). Summative assessment will take the form of a 2,500 word essay (LO1,2,3,4) and a short practical assessment and viva comprising a 3-4 minute improvisation and 2 minute verbal discussion with the tutor (LO2,3,5).



Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 60 1-3 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Oral Assessment 40 1-5 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module will be provided within two formats: a 2-hour seminar and a 1-hour workshop on a weekly basis. Each seminar will be tutor-led but will encourage student involvement through discussion and critical reflection. The overarching question as to how music might help will act as a focus for each aspect of this module. This will consider ways in which music can assist individuals, communities and society within different cultures and contexts. Therefore, while attention will be given to the evolution of music therapy as a profession (i.e. where it has come from theoretically and historically) appropriate emphasis will be placed on how it is used today and its future role as a profound healing intervention.

You will be able to see how music therapists practise through the presentation of video and audio extracts pertaining to different client populations. This will comprise, for example, the areas of additional support needs in education, autism, adult learning disability, mental health and dementia. These observations will be supported by relevant texts and research articles, which are available through library resources, including relevant websites and online journals. The experiential element of this module will respectfully introduce you to the ‘client experience’. This will consider the potential of creative music-making (including instrumental and vocal improvisation) to connect with the human response and thereby realise human potential.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect upon the importance of music in life and wellbeing, and its uses in work and life
LO2: Provide a rationale for what constitutes Music Therapy, and how and why it is used
LO3: Examine the relationships between the history and development of music as therapy
LO4: Formulate and document the skills and qualities needed by professional music therapists
LO5: Examine and evaluate the materials and equipment regularly used in music therapy, including technical developments.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - ANSDELL, G. (2015) HOW MUSIC HELPS IN MUSIC THERAPY AND EVERYDAY LIFE: ASHGATE, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781472458056
Core - BUNT, L. AND STIGE, B. (2014) MUSIC THERAPY: AN ART BEYOND WORDS: ROUTLEDGE, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780415450690
Core - DE BACKER, J. AND SUTTON, J. (EDS) (2014) THE MUSIC IN MUSIC THERAPY: PSYCHODYNAMIC MUSIC THERAPY IN EUROPE: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781849053532
Core - GROCKE, D. AND WIGRAM, T. (2006) RECEPTIVE METHODS IN MUSIC THERAPY: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781843104131
Core - ROBBINS, C.A. (2005) A JOURNEY INTO CREATIVE MUSIC THERAPY: BARCELONA PUBLISHERS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781891278310
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