Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Advanced Clinical Techniques in Music Therapy

MUS-N 533 / 3 Cr. (By appointment Class)

This course is designed to develop advanced level protocol delivery and data collection skills. Students will develop and carry out music therapy protocols. Students will have the responsibility of providing a written theoretical rationale and critique of the protocol's effectiveness. This class serves as a graduate clinical practicum grounded in the evidence base. Students will work in consultation with music therapists, nurses, medical staff, and educators, depending on setting. Class meetings will be scheduled and held to discuss and present issues related to the practicum experience and provide any supervision needs.

Required Readings: • Sidani, S., & Braden, C. (2011). Design, Evaluation, and Translation of Nursing Interventions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Wiley-Blackwell. • Smith, M.J., & Liehr, P. (Eds.). (2014). Middle Range Theory for Nursing (3rd ed).New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC. (Available online.) Reference List/Additional Readings: • Thaut, M. (2000).  A Scientific Model of Music in Therapy and Medicine. San Antonio: IMR Press. • Students will select additional readings as appropriate for their clinical setting and intervention needs. • Additional readings as assigned by the instructor. See Canvas.

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate music therapy theory and research into an intervention protocol.

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to carry out a protocol and provide a rationale for any adaptations needed.

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to choose appropriate/relevant outcomes.

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to write a research report describing the protocol and outcomes. 

IUPUI Principles of Graduate and Professional Learning

The objectives of this course were formulated to align with the IUPUI Principles of Graduate and Professional Learning. The principles create a framework describing the expectations of all graduate/professional students at IUPUI and are tailored to fit each academic program and individual courses. Expectations identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities graduates will demonstrate upon successful completion of this course.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to meet disciplinary standards of performance, as stated for each individual degree

  • Communicate effectively with their peers, their clientele, and the general public

  • Think critically and creatively to improve practice in their field

  • Meet all ethical standards established for the discipline