Faculty of Health

Foundations of Arts and Health


Discover the Art of Wellness

Foundations of Arts and Health is a unit offered within the Associate Degree in Health and Community care. It explores ways to integrate creative practices into health programs and for personal healthcare to promote well-being. This unit will give students evidence based examples of the benefit of arts based approaches to health and well-being as well as practical activities from a variety of creative genres.

In this unit you will learn about the potential health benefits of visual arts, journaling, music and voice, dance and movement, drama and performance, story writing and poetry and therapeutic environments. Foundations of Arts and Health will appeal to students wanting to understand more about the interconnectedness of the arts with human health.

icon-PC Online: Foundations of Art and Health is a fully online unit, designed to provide you with a broad view of arts based approaches to health and well-being.

icon-ribbon HECS scholarships may be available: This means for eligible domestic students you will not be charged tuition fees for undertaking this unit. Students may also be eligible for a SSAF exemption. *For full terms and conditions please view the Fees and Scholarships page.



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Unit Objectives

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  • Recognise the role of research in community care and the broader health context.
  • Identify and begin to evaluate and apply information from a range of sources relevant to personal, individual and community health.
  • Retrieve, evaluate, and apply evidence from a range of sources in preparing to undertake health care planning and activities.

To take advantage of this opportunity students will need to be enrolled in the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care. After completing Foundations of Arts and Health, the opportunity exists to undertake further units within the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care. Students undertaking units within the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care are eligible for a HECS Scholarship and SSAF exemption on a maximum of two eligible units. Eligible units can be viewed here.

Location: Online

Commences:
Semester 2
17th July 2017

Applications close:
17th Jul 2017

General Enquiries:
Health.Central@utas.edu.au
(03) 6226 4757