Master’s studies

Innovation Game: A Summer School Applying Serious Game Design in Health Care and Education 2017/2018 (5 credits)

Summer 2017 weeks 32-33 - 100 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2017-03-15

Enrolment Code: UU-43601 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Visby

Selection: Higher education credits

Entry Requirements: A minimum of 150 credits. English proficiency, normally attested by means of an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS 


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Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12083

About the course:

In the perspective of current and future challenges for health and health care, this two-week course will discuss innovative processes and novel health technologies to improve health care services and enhance self-management of health. The course will introduce methods and terminology of innovation and entrepreneurship and how innovative thinking can be applied to understand a problem, outline a goal and find a creative solution.

The prerequisites (understanding group dynamics, leadership and decision making etc.) to run projects and solve problems in multidisciplinary teams will be discussed and practised 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. At the end of the course the groups will present and defend their ideas and/or solutions to invited innovators, needs petitioners and clients.

More information


Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology

Uppsala biomedicinska centrum BMC, Husarg. 3 75237 UPPSALA

Box 582, 751 23 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 4444

Fax: 018-471 4673


Erik Olsson

Telephone: +46 18 471 66 63