PERF 7004 Music Therapy Professional Practice

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 100911

Coordinator Allison Fuller Opens in new window

Description This unit introduces students to research principles and research proposal development as relevant to evaluation and small projects within music therapy clinical practice in a wide range of settings. The unit engages students in reflective practice and critical thinking processes for effective music therapy practice. Multidisciplinary and interprofessional issues are addressed. Professional practice issues are taught and discussed including ethics, standards of practice, self-care, professional supervision, and the music therapy work workplace. The unit provides students with resources and experience with regard to professional presentation and writing skills. The unit is delivered within a lectorial format.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 1650 Master of Creative Music Therapy.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Create professional presentations relating to music therapy experiences, practice and research
  2. Design a research project around a selected aspect of music therapy
  3. Describe and discuss the philosophical principles, techniques and evaluation in Creative Music Therapy
  4. Explain and evaluate the principles of receptive music therapy
  5. Outline and apply the principles of self-care for music therapy practitioners and students
  6. Describe and apply research methods and approaches
  7. Demonstrate reflective practice and critical thinking
  8. Outline and apply knowledge about professional practice issues such as ethics, standards of practice, self-care, professional supervision
  9. Demonstrate capacity to understand and engage interprofessionally with other staff

Subject Content

Philosophical principles, techniques and assessment in Creative Music Therapy
Professional presentation and writing skills
Research: purposes and methodologies
Preparation of research proposals
Group and individual supervision
Techniques of receptive music therapy
Aspects of self-care for music therapy practitioners and students
Research and evaluation: principles, purpose, approaches
Research proposal development related to music therapy clinical practice
Reflective practice and critical thinking processes for effective music therapy practice
Professional practice issues including ethics, standards of practice, self-care, professional supervision, and the music therapy work workplace
Multidisciplinary and interprofessional engagement

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Presentation 1 10 minutes 25 N Individual
Presentation 2 15 minutes 35 N Individual
Proposal 5,000 words 40 N Individual
Attendance Attendance at a minimum of 11 lectorials across the semester S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

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