Year 2021
March 2021

Therapeutic Use of Music in Various Populations and Settings

March 25, 2021

Course Objectives:

The course entails the various types of musical modalities (theoretical, clinical, practical) that could potentially be used to treat patients/clients’ needs/behaviors/challenging situations as well as acknowledging the purpose and importance of a music therapist in healthcare settings. No background in music is needed for this course.

Course Content:

· Know the definition of Music Therapy and the job scope of a Music Therapist

· Identify various musical resources and Infection control with musical instruments for hygiene and work safety purposes

· Understand the difference between Music Therapy and Music performance

· Take note of considerations that should be made before music is introduced.

· Understand the purpose of using music in an individual or group setting.

· Differentiate the level of music and clinical skill required to practice in various methods of Music Therapy practice (Neurologic Music Therapy, Guided Imagery Music, Nordoff-Robbins etc).

· To acknowledge the various activities, one could do as oppose to a Music Therapist.

· Learning and understanding how the theoretical and practical part of music can be combined with the clinical application

· Explore a wide variety of case studies in various settings

· Share and discuss challenging behaviours encountered in different settings

· Offer possible solutions by using music to various challenging behaviours of patients or circumstances

· Recap and reflect on the various topics learnt from Day 1 and 2

· To identify and tackle more advances behaviours (more minimally responsive)

· To share music resources for more support

Who Should Attend: Support Care Staff (Therapy Assistants, Nursing Aides, Programme Coordinators)

Competency Mapping (CCSSF):

· Perform and Monitor Individualised Therapy Intervention (Basic II)

· Conduct Structured Group Activities (Basic II)

· Encourage Participation in Structured Group (Intermediate)

· Identify and Conduct Activities (Basic II)

· Plan and Conduct Activities for Persons with Dementia and Persons with Mental Health Issues (Intermediate)


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Training Duration: 2 Full Days

Learning Mode: Face to Face