School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Music and WellbeingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102248.1

Discipline: MUSIC

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Alison Short

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Summer B (Jan-Feb 2021)  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  Alison Short  Timetable.  

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About this Unit
This unit looks at the psychosocial importance of music to our wellbeing throughout our lives and during each day. Delivered in a lectorial format (lecture with practical activities throughout), the unit explores the relationship between music and the body, mind, emotions, mood, memory, communication and creativity from experimental studies through to practice-based evidence. This unit is not necessarily about performing music, although some music making will take place. Rather, it is focused on how music can improve our wellbeing throughout our lives. The ideas and approaches discussed are important across the humanities, the social sciences and the health sciences, as well as to musicians who are looking to use their music in the therapeutic context.

1659.2Bachelor of MusicCONTINUING
4656.3Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT


MT4001.1Health PromotionCURRENT
MT4004.1Recreational TherapyCURRENT
SM4005.1Leisure for Diverse GroupsCURRENT

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