EIT Health at Uppsala University

Summer School 2018: Innovation Game

This summer EIT Health invites you to face real health challenges with serious game design – beyond pure entertainment. Together we can promote changes and improvement in health care, education and behavior.

Uppsala University and EIT Health presents Summer School 2018: Innovation Game (UU-43601). The course will run two weeks in mid August at Campus Gotland, Sweden, and is open to students with at least 150 credits and english proficiency. Apply no later than March 15th, 2018.

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Innovation Game addresses real health challenges with a focus on practical application of serious games to promote changes and improvement in health care, education and behavior. As a participant you will examine innovative processes as tools to solve need-based problems and how you and your knowledge can contribute to solutions of challenges for health and health care.

The course starts with assignments that will require one week of reading course literature, taking part of online material and playing games before you head for two weeks at Gotland.

Innovation Game has a multidisciplinary focus with participants from different disciplines working together. The prerequisites (understanding group dynamics, leadership and decision making etc.) to run projects and solve problems in multidisciplinary teams will be discussed and practiced in teams on need-based challenges provided by e.g. the health care sector. The course will integrate the basics of game design with the practical application of games and simulations as tools to address the assigned challenges. Game design will also be used as a pedagogic tool to enhance the four pillars of learning - critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. Psychological knowledge about changes in behaviour and attitudes will also be discussed.

As participant you will be offered free accommodation in Visby.

Read: Further information och Application
See Flyer Summer School 2018

Titti Ekegren
EIT Health Project Leader
0735-09 66 13, titti.ekegren@uadm.uu.se

​Erik Olsson 
Course leader
018-471 6663, erik.olsson@kbh.uu.se

Catharina Svensson
EIT Health Education Coordinator
0704-25 03 85, Catharina.Svensson@imbim.uu.se