Therapeutic Use Of Music In Various Populations And Settings

Course objectives:

The course entails the various types of musical modalities (theoretical, clinical, practical) that could potentially be used to treat patients/clients’ needs/behaviours/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)

For Enquiry, please contact us at: sla_admin@stluke.org.sg (6895 2786)