20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module introduces you to the important ways in which music contributes to our sense of wellbeing. Wellbeing is not simply about feeling ok but has health implications for society. Music plays a vital role in fostering wellbeing. In the module, we cover four distinct areas where health and wellbeing may be challenged; these include special educational needs in schools, the use of music for people with dementia, as well as some specialised clinical settings where music is used. As part of your work on the module, you will be able to design your own music intervention.

Staff Contact: DOFFMAN MARK R
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project/ portfolio

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK