Perspectives of the Arts on Health and Wellbeing
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Note: Students may only enrol in this subject (TAS-FXA9302) if they are admitted to the Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Arts and Health. All other students should enrol in TAS-FXA302.
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- 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
- To be confirmed at the commencement of the study term
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject 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 subject 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.
- Quiz (20%)
- Poster presentation (30%)
- Essay (40%)
- Contribution to online discussions (10%)