MUS 290

Music Therapy Activities for Adults



  • Syllabus

  • Lectures (selected lecture outlines will be posted periodically throughout the semester as needed)

Course Description ~ This class will examine the epidemiology and symptomology relevant to adult populations including: Neurological disorders (dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Cerebral Vascual Accidents, & Traumatic Brain Injuries), Psychiatric disorders (Schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Eating disorders, & Substance Abuse), and the Medical/Hospitalized population (pre/post surgical, AIDS, Cancer, & Hospice).

This course will offer instruction in therapeutic music experiences relevant to the populations covered in class including but not limited to: Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) techniques (Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation, Therapeutic Instrumental Music Performance, & Patterned Sensory Enhancement). Techniques appropriate for various psychiatric populations: (Therapeutic Instrumental Improvisation, Therapeutic Movement Improvisation, Therapeutic Group Singing, Music Reinforced Relaxation, Music and Pain Mediation, Guided Music Listening, & Tone Chime arranging/performance).

Students will have the opportunity to plan and implement a full session plan with an adult population in the community.

Prerequisites: MUS 126 and MUS 281, or both may be taken concurrently.

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