The Development and Evaluation of a University Level Arts in Medicine Service Course

By:
Prof. Dianne Gregory
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Arts in Medicine Service (AIMS) is a unique service learning course developed within a College of Music at a large university but is open as an elective to all undergraduate and graduate students. The majority of students are majoring in health-related fields, social sciences, and the arts. Students volunteer for arts-related projects throughout the hospital to humanize and enhance the hospital environment for patients, visitors, and staff. Screening procedures, project selection, volunteer protocol, and instruction and supervision methods will be discussed. Presentation of evaluation measures related to student participation and course maintenance will be shared.


Keywords: Development, Evaluation, University-level, Arts in Medicine Service Course
Stream: Art in Communities
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Development and Evaluation of an Arts in Medicine Service Learning Course for University Students


Prof. Dianne Gregory

Associate Professor, College of Music
Florida State University, Music Education/Therapy Department

Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Dianne Gregory is a Board-certified Music Therapist with a M.M. degree in Music Therapy from Florida State University. Previous clinical work includes music therapy positions in public school systems and mental health agencies. She is currently teaching music therapy courses, conducting research, and supervising an Arts in Medicine service course at Florida State University. She is an active member and held many positions in regional and national music therapy professional organizations and is currently serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Music Therapy. Her research has been published in music education, music psychology, and music therapy journals.

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