Innovation Game: A Summer School Applying Serious Game Design in Health Care and Education 2020/2021 (5 credits)

Summer 2020, 100 %, Campus

Start date: 3 August 2020

End date: 18 August 2020

Application Deadline: 16 March 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-43101 Cancelled

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Visby

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

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


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12083

About the course:

This three-week course will focus on game design and innovative processes as tools to improve healthcare 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, generate an idea, outline a goal and find a creative solution of value for the end-user.

As a participant you will examine problems defined by society, and together with representatives of health care, industry and academy create innovative solutions for a healthy lifestyle. Focus is on application of serious games to promote change in healthcare, self-management, learning and behaviour, for example through training, competition and education.

The course starts with assignments that will require approximately one week of reading course literature, studying online material and playing games on your own before you head to the island of Gotland for two weeks. Thereafter the course ends after two days in Paris, France. The course combines teaching with practical teamwork, and several of the stakeholders involved in formulating challenges for the students have chosen to present them in person.

The 2-day visit to Paris will be hosted by Cap Digital, created in 2006 as a non-profit organisation that today is recognised as the biggest cluster in Europe and one of the largest innovators' collective in the digital ecosystem. Since 2014, Cap Digital have been certified as 'Cluster of excellence' by the European Commission (Gold Label).

We will offer accommodation in Visby (Gotland) to the first 20 housing applicants. For the trip to Paris there is a special scholarship (funded by Uppsala university and EIT Health) that covers normal expenses for travelling to and living in Paris.

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Department of Women's and Children's Health

MTC-huset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, 1 tr 752 37 Uppsala

Akademiska sjukhuset, 751 85 UPPSALA

Fax: 018-611 5583


Erik Olsson