This unit explores historical and current case studies of creative arts practitioners from a range of cultural contexts living with physical or mental illness and the ways this is reflected or subsumed in their work. This engagement with creative work provides valuable perspective on lived experience and insights into the impacts of acquired or congenital disability or illness on the creative process and the impacts of the arts on health and wellbeing of individuals. The unit will draw on perspectives and literature of Health Humanities that reinforce empathy in engagement with people experiencing physical or mental illness and promotes patient-centred care and can underpin and enhance a current or future role in planning or delivery of arts programs in the healthcare settings and the community.
|Unit name||Perspectives of the Arts on Health and Wellbeing|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Assoc Prof Anne-Marie Forbes
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- analyse and reflect critically on the impact of illness and disability on creativity and the role of creative work as expression and coping mechanisms
- synthesise knowledge, research skills, and cultural awareness to inform empathetic person-centred care employing the creative arts
- propose solutions to problems in real-life scenarios of the use of creative arts to promote health and wellbeing.
- Communicate effectively to general and specialist audiences demonstrating creativity and interdisciplinary understandings of the interrelationships between creative arts, health and wellbeing.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,445.00||109999|
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50 credit points
90 minute lecture, weekly
60 minute tutorial, fortnightly.
Quiz 20%, Poster presentation 30%, 2000 word Essay 40%, Contribution to Online Discussions 10%
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