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AAD72208 - Art and Health (2018)

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LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore Session 2 Session 2
Online Session 2 N/A

Unit aim

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.

Unit content

  • 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

Learning outcomes

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

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
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
2 critique and evaluate public, community and arts health programs, their objectives, methods, practices and outcomes
3 develop the concept, aims and objectives of a program for community engagement with the arts
4 demonstrate understanding of practical approaches to using artistic expression and its health effects.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the relationship between the wider community and contemporary arts practices and discourses on health
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. critique and evaluate public, community and arts health programs, their objectives, methods, practices and outcomes
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. develop the concept, aims and objectives of a program for community engagement with the arts
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate understanding of practical approaches to using artistic expression and its health effects.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site One (1) hour (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Tutorial on-site Two (2) hour (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Assessment
Essay 25%
Presentation 35%
Creative work 40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online One (1) hour (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Tutorial online Two (2) hour (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Assessment
Essay 25%
Presentation 35%
Creative work 40%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.