Clinical Practice in Music Therapy 1

Subject MUSI30037 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Up to two days per week throughout semester and over the semester break, in a facility approved by the Faculty of Music. One 2-hour tutorial per week at University
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours

Available only to music therapy students.

Corequisites: N/A
Recommended Background Knowledge: N/A
Non Allowed Subjects: N/A
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Prof Denise Grocke


VCA and Music Student Centre
234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank

Tel: +61 3 9685 9322
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358

School of Music - Parkville
Conservatorium Building

Tel: +61 3 8344 5256
Fax: +61 3 8344 5346
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Subject Overview:

Orientation to the placement facility; observation of client needs and programs; graded introduction to assessment of client needs; implementation of music therapy programs, evaluation and reporting (verbatim and written).


On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • adapt learned music therapy skills to various client populations;

  • identify and apply appropriate ethical standards of practice;

  • access research literature using IT resources and print journals;

  • work as an informed team-member within the multidisciplinary team in special education and clinical settings; and

  • construct a clinical report using accepted research guidelines.


A written report of 3000 words, comprising either a case study or a group project due at the end of the semester (70%); clinical training assessment due at the end of the semester (30%).

A pass must be achieved on clinical training assessment in order to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Music

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