EIT Health at Uppsala University

Summer School 2017: Innovation Game

Face real challenges with practical application of serious games – beyond pure entertainment – to promote changes in health care, education and behaviour.

Uppsala University and EIT Health presents Summer School 2017: 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, 2017.

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

After completing the course students should be able to:

  • Apply principles of an innovation process on identification, formulation and solving of problems.
  • Develop effective and creative models of team work based on the understanding of how the ability to solve problems and achieve goals is affected by team composition and leadership.
  • Value how serious games can be applied in innovative processes in the healthcare system, and in strengthening people's resilience to achieve and maintain health.
  • Articulate how serious games can be used to improve learning and serve as novel pedagogic tools in education.
  • Interpret, critically evaluate and communicate relevant scientific information in both speech and writing.

Read: Further information och Application
See Flyer Summer School 2017

Titti Ekegren, EIT Health Project Leader
Erik Olsson, course leader
Catharina Svensson, EIT Health Education Coordinator

Summer School 2017: Innovation Game is co-funded by EIT Health and part of Uppsala University´s engagement in EIT Health with the goal to promote entrepreneurship and innovations in healthy living and active ageing, with the aim to improve quality of life and healthcare across Europe.