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SSM in Medicine and the Arts

SSM in Medicine and the Arts

Discipline: Medicine

Module Title: SSM in Medicine and the Arts

Module Directors: Mary McPartlan, Dr. Gerard Flaherty

Year: 1

Within this module students attend weekly artistic events and address the health benefits of the arts. Artistic events include the visual arts, poetry, drama, music, dance therapy, architecture, music and sculpture. As a direct result of this module, in 2010, the Medical Orchestra was created under the musical direction of Carl Hession (Jesuit Primary School Galway) and the artistic direction of Mary McPartlan (NUI Galway). There are currently 40 members within the orchestra and they have performed locally at NUI Galway and through the Arts in Action Programme of events and nationally.