Music in Medicine
MUS-N 532/ 3 Cr.
The focus of this course is the evidence-based application of music in medical settings to facilitate symptom relief and improve the illness experience. During this course, students will critique the scientific, theoretical, and empirical basis for music interventions. Experiences include the assessments and identification of non-disease based etiologies contributing to symptoms, and the design, implementation and evaluation of music-based interventions to facilitate symptom reduction or improved coping. Work will focus on examining the congruency between anecdotal reports, and theoretical, and empirical evidence to influence therapeutic and cost-effective outcomes.
- Available Online: Yes
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
Melnyk, B. M. & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: A guide to best practice. 2nd edition. New York: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. (Available from Amazon.com).
Other readings as assigned.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Analyze theoretical and empirical literature to develop rationale for the music-based interventions within medical environments.
- Critically review rationale to support or refute the use of existing music-based interventions with adults and children for the management of symptoms.
- Synthesize the theoretical and empirical literature to identify potentially useful new interventions for use with adults and children dealing with medical conditions.
- Evaluate the clinical outcomes of music-based interventions in relationship to diagnoses, therapeutic goals, and cost-effectiveness.
- Participate in disseminating evidence-based practice to enhance the use of music in medical environments.